Senior Lecturer in Cloud Computing

RMIT University


Senior Lecturer in Cloud Computing

Job no: 594072
Work type: Full time - Continuing/Permanent
Categories: Science, Technology, Teaching, Teaching and Research, Information Technology

  • Full-time, on-going positions based at RMIT City campus but may be required to work and/or be based at another campus of the University
  • Open to candidates with teaching and research experience & expertise in Cloud Computing, equipped with sound experience in AWS and AWS Cloud supercomputing in industrial environments
  • Be part of emerging and productivity-driven networks of academics in the Cloud, System and Security discipline in delivering effective & efficient teaching and research in Cloud Computing
  • Report directly to the Professor Zahir Tari, Associate Dean (Cloud, Systems & Security)
  • Remuneration at Academic Level C ($120,657 - $139,129) + 17% superannuation

About us

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.


Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.

About the College

The STEM College holds a leading position and expertise in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health (STEM) fields.  We are uniquely positioned to influence and partner with industry, as never before.

STEM College is a community of exceptional STEM researchers, teachers, inventors, designers and game-changers, supported by talented professional staff.  We offer higher education programs across all STEM disciplines at the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels, and ensure our students experience an education that is work-aligned and life-changing.

Further information on STEM College in this link.

About You and the Role

You will be responsible for:

  • Designing and delivering independent teaching at undergraduate, honours and postgraduate level including delivery of lectures, and programs through forward-thinking, sustainable and engaging course materials; preparing, conducting and moderating assessment; implementing improvements informed by course evaluation activities and student feedback;  
  • Proactively engage and develop strong networks, maintaining memberships, links and partnerships with academic members, industry and professional communities; as well as participation in the on-going process improvement with stakeholders internal to RMIT (e.g., CIC - Cyber Ready Cloud Innovation Centre) as well as external stakeholders (e.g., Industry, particularly AWS) to drive novel research impact and to potentially co-design new courses and or degree programs;
  • Perform high-quality and efficient research/scholarly activities both independently and as a member of the team, including publishing research outcomes as lead or co-author in highly ranked journals, conferences and forums, submitting and actively identifying appropriate research grants & funding related to Cloud Computing;
  • Contribute to the research development in Cloud Computing and related areas, utilising your expertise and experience in developing/evaluating large-scale applications in specific Cloud platforms, preferably with AWS;
  • Involvement in varied administrative duties based on the level of appointment which may include program management of a large award program or smaller award programs.


Mandatory: PhD or equivalent research doctorates related to Computer Science / Computing Technologies


  • Proven experience in preparing & delivering high quality and innovative lectures, tutorials, demonstrations and presentations particularly in topics related to Cloud computing and AWS courses as well as innovative teaching technologies and digital capabilities; experience with online delivery of course material or blended learning for students undertaking undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs;
  • Emerging and high-impact nationally recognized track record of academic and published research outputs in high quality journals & articles in Cloud computing and contributing to the development of new research initiatives, external research funding submissions and strong linkage to industry and government will be considered; in particularly external engagement with relevant partners are encouraged to apply;
  • Experience in HPC (High Performance Computing) is an added advantage;
  • Experience supervising higher degree by research candidates;
  • Experience in teaching at tertiary level.

Preferred: Completion of the Essentials of Learning and Teaching (login required) or possess (or eligible to apply for) appropriate HEA fellowship (if the appointed candidate does not meet this requirement at time of appointment, they will be supported to complete this as a requirement to fulfil their probation). 

Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check.

Bring your whole self to work

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognized by a broad spectrum of external organizations. Visit our Linkedin Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins. 

To Apply

Please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your experience and achievements by clicking on the ‘Apply now’ link. Please note that a separate response to Key Selection Criteria as stated on the Position Description is required.  For any enquiries regarding this role, please contact Professor Zahir Tari, Associate Dean (Cloud, System and Security) (   

Download File PD - 594072 - Senior Lecturer Cloud Computing.pdf

RMIT is a Disability Confident Recruitment Team and we are happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us at telling us your preferred type of communication and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your requirements.

Applications close Friday 12th March 2021.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak:

Application close: 12 Mar 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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