Senior Lecturer, Architectural Engineering

Swinburne University of Technology

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Full time, ongoing position at our Hawthorn campus

About the Job
We have an exciting opportunity to come join Swinburne University as our new Senior Lecturer in Architectural Engineering. In this position, you will be acknowledged as an emerging leader within your field developing a strong reputation for innovation, high quality teaching and research excellence. Playing a critical role in the overall students’ experience, teaching quality, and development of graduate outcomes, you will represent the course in the best interests of students, staff and the University and actively engage internally and externally to ensure the best possible outcomes.

The appointment is split equally between two Departments: The Department of Architectural and Industrial Design in the School of Design and Architecture, and the Department of Civil & Construction Engineering in the School of Engineering, reporting to Department of Civil & Construction Engineering.

It is expected that you will have demonstrated experience as an Engineer and bring industry connections and a clear understanding of industry needs that will contribute to Swinburne University’s objectives as a leading institution for design and engineering education and research. The incumbent of the position will be expected to carry out appropriate activities to maintain and develop their scholarly, research and professional expertise in order to contribute to the education of the next generation of architectural engineering practitioners, and to the advancement of knowledge in a rapidly evolving social, cultural and technological field. You will have a demonstrable track record in gaining competitive research income, producing high quality research outcomes and conducting research in multi-disciplinary teams.

Part of the expectations of academic staff, may involve assuming roles of defined periods that offer the opportunity to demonstrate leadership and service outputs necessary for career progression and development. This can include positions such as Major Discipline Coordinator.

For continuity, the role of Major Discipline Coordinator for Architectural Engineering within the Bachelor of Engineering will be for a period of five years, reviewed annually. As a Major Discipline Coordinator in Architectural Engineering you will provide a strong contribution to the curriculum development, teaching and research within this course major.

About Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne is a young university with a long history. As a dual-sector university of technology, born of a technical college, we are proud of Swinburne’s technology DNA, and of our national and global standing. Our contribution to Technology, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and the STEM disciplines, and our track record of meaningful industry and community engagement, are natural manifestations of the legacy initiated by the vision of our founders George and Ethel Swinburne in 1902. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

About you
To be successful in the role, you will have:
• An earned doctoral qualification in Architectural or Civil or Mechanical Engineering or associated field.
• Demonstrated ability to develop and manage curriculum, and high quality teaching in Architectural Engineering or relevant discipline with outstanding graduate outcomes
• An emerging track record of high quality research in Architectural Engineering or other related areas, as evidenced by publications and non-traditional research outcomes.
• An emerging track record in attracting external research income through competitive grants and/or industry collaboration.
A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.

To find out more about the extensive range of benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit Careers at Swinburne.

How to apply and further information
To view the position description or to start an application please click on apply or ‘begin’ and submit a resume, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description.

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Diversity and Inclusion
Equity and diversity are integral to achieving our 2025 vision of bringing people and technology together to build a better world. Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives such as:
• Reconciliation Action Plan
• Charter of Cultural Diversity
• Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Action Plan
• Swinburne LGBTIQA+ Pride, Gender Equality, Accessibility and Intergenerational inclusion strategies

As a member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) program, Swinburne is taking positive steps to effect change and we are committed to advancing gender equality in academia and in particular in STEM disciplines. While women comprise almost half of the nation’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) PhD graduates, less than 20% of senior academics in STEM disciplines at Australian universities are women. We understand that to attract and retain the best scientists and ensure research excellence and impact, it is important that we commit to providing diverse, secure, exciting and rewarding career paths to our best researchers who will be our future STEM academic leaders.

As part of our plan to increase the participation of women in our STEM academic workforce, Swinburne is now offering Research Fellowships through our Vice Chancellor’s Research Fellowship scheme - “Women in STEM”.

For further information on all our initiatives visit our equity and diversity website. We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Assistance and Support
We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact Maree Norden, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact Timothy Werner at
Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 21 January 2022

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