Local recruitment: Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Engineering (multiple appointments)

Southern Cross University

Lismore NSW, Australia 🇦🇺

Gold Coast QLD, Australia 🇦🇺

  • Up to 3 continuing appointments, with excellent benefits
  • Opportunity to contribute to research and teaching excellence within the Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Choice of beautiful, regional campus locations of Lismore or at the Gold Coast. Generous relocation support is available

About the role

As a leader in environmental sustainability and outstanding research, the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Southern Cross University offers a suite of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees which specialise in engineering, earth and environmental systems, marine systems, forest science, regenerative agriculture and information technology.

Our Engineering undergraduate and postgraduate courses touches on every facet of modern industry, from biofuels to big data. Our teaching and research is focused on innovative approaches to contemporary issues including global warming, sustainable agriculture and forestry, water security and ecosystem restoration. Our graduates are prepared to help solve global challenges to improve lives in the regions and beyond and are amongst the highest employed and paid in Australia (topping the list in the Undergraduate Overall Experience ratings for Australian engineering, agriculture and technology courses (from the latest Good Universities Guide rankings).

Engineering is at the heart of Southern Cross’ new research impact strategy and we seek to build capacity and collaboration across clusters that will focus on delivering secure and sustainable food supply; regenerative and precision agriculture; managing nutrient cycling and recapture; geoengineering on our reefs and mitigating climate change in our waterways and oceans; decarbonisation, blue carbon and carbon sequestration; smart environments, regions and infrastructure so as to engineer improved environmental health outcomes.

The Senior Lecturer/Lecturer provides a high standard of teaching and learning and educational design and delivery. They are responsible for supporting and enhancing the student experience by adopting a student-centered approach to education delivery, actively engaging and adopting existing and emerging learning technology and platforms, and providing flexible options across blended and online modes.

The Senior Lecturer/Lecturer contributes to innovative curriculum development and actively leads the scholarship of teaching through reflective practice, as well as undertaking research or scholarship activities that align with the Faculty’s profile and priorities.

About you

We are seeking Senior Lecturers/Lecturers to actively support the Faculty’s engagement with community, government, industry and professional bodies and with local and international partners and to equip our students with the skills and ability to solve emerging challenges for a better world.

You will be a highly-engaged, innovative and inspiring academic, committed to reflective teaching practice, enhancing the student learning experience and graduate outcomes. You will have a publication track record, reflective to opportunity, with a research profile that aligns with the Faculty’s. Your excellent interpersonal skills will enable you to work collegially and effectively across a multi-disciplinary team.

To be successful in this role, you will hold a PhD in Engineering and expertise in at least one of the following: mechatronics suited to farming or industry applications, hydrology, data science and system analytics’ tools, system modelling and data interpretation, smart cities and the Internet of Things.

The University is committed to the Athena SWAN charter which actively values and demonstrably supports the advancement of women, trans and gender diverse individuals.

About us

Southern Cross University is powered by passion to deliver the best learning, teaching and research possible. Our graduates stride a global stage with confidence as proud alumni.

Undergraduate engineering is based at the Lismore campus and we will be expanding our undergraduate and postgraduate offerings at the Gold Coast, so we teach and research on the unceded lands of the Bundjalung, Kombumerri and Yugambeh peoples. Southern Cross University is committed to achieving excellent results for our Indigenous student body (which is among the largest in the country) and to enable research that incorporates Indigenous knowledges across the disciplines.

Working at Southern Cross combines a rare privilege of being surrounded by ambitious students, amazing and dedicated colleagues and an environment of stunning natural beauty. Independent benchmarks place Southern Cross at the forefront of its key research areas, student experience and graduate salaries, largely due to the tireless collaboration to create something special across our communities of the Northern Rivers, Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast and online.

Southern Cross University offers flexible work arrangements, generous parental and carer’s leave provisions, wellbeing initiatives, professional learning opportunities, mentoring programs and support to undertake further study.

Applicant information

Job applicants must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, Australian permanent resident or currently hold a visa with ongoing work rights in Australia. Employer visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Contact for further information

For more information about the role, please contact: Name: Professor Nick Ashbolt, Executive Dean, Faculty of Science and Engineering
Email: [email protected]

For more information about the application process, please visit our website or contact:
HR Services (02) 6620 3667
[email protected]

Useful links

Faculty of Science and Engineering
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Applications close at 9:00am AEDT on Friday, 10 December 2021 and must be submitted through the online portal.

Use the position description link below to access further information about the selection criteria for this role. You will need to submit complete responses to the selection criteria with your application, including providing examples where relevant. Please prepare these and submit each response when prompted in your online application submission.

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