Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Engineering

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Remuneration: $Levels B to D per annum

Location: Hobart

Type: Full Time

Posted: 07/05/2019


Changing the world is not simple. It takes thought, time, persistence and insight. But most of all, it takes something extraordinary. So at the University of Tasmania, we've made the pursuit of the extraordinary a never-ending commitment.

It influences everything we do. The way we teach. The way we research. The way we learn. And the way we live.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Engineering

  • Full time ongoing position
  • Exclusive – Women’s only role
  • Based in Hobart (Sandy Bay Campus)

The Opportunity

The University of Tasmania invites applications from highly qualified women to join the current team in the School of Engineering. The vacancy is for a balanced teaching-research position and will involve teaching in units offered by the School, particularly in the areas of Energy and Power Systems in Electrical Engineering, Energy in Mechanical Engineering, Computational or Experimental Mechanics in Civil or Mechanical Engineering. This is an exciting time to join the team and contribute to research and learning and teaching in our vibrant academic environment.

Athena Swan Program

In September 2016 the University was proud to become an inaugural member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Pilot of Athena SWAN. The Athena SWAN program is an example of just one of the initiatives being undertaken by the University towards developing a more equitable workforce.

The College of Sciences and Engineering celebrates diversity and has a range of programs available to support our staff in their academic lives.  The College provides conference travel support for caring responsibilities, research transition support for those returning from parental leave and a variety of flexible working arrangements. The University has been granted an exemption from Equal Opportunity Tasmania consistent with section 25 and 27 (1) (d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1988 (Tas) to enable the exclusive recruitment and employment of a woman into the position

Key Accountabilities:

  • Make a strong and sustained contribution to the University in achieving its strategic objectives and fulfilling its operational responsibilities.
  • Undertake high-quality research of national and increasingly of international standing, secure external competitive and other funding, publish research findings and contribute to the successful supervision of research higher degree students appropriate to the performance expectations for a Level B, C or D Academic.
  • Undertake scholarly undergraduate (and if relevant postgraduate) coursework teaching of an exemplary quality and provide leadership (Level D) in key areas of learning and teaching in the discipline. This may include teaching into first and second year Electrical/Civil/Mechanical (Depending on the specialisation of the successful candidate) Engineering units and travelling overseas to teach.
  • ­Contribute to the ongoing development of the School’s engineering syllabi in line with advances in technology, including the development of relevant Masters program.
  • Provide (Level D) academic leadership, particularly in building teams and fostering outstanding research and/or learning and teaching, and increasingly in supporting the career development of more junior staff.

Your Application

To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate;

  • A PhD in Electrical, Mechanical or Civil Engineering.
  • A good (Level B), Strong (Level C) or Substantial (Level D) record in, and continuing commitment to, research that has achieved national recognition and made notable contributions to one of the following fields:

- Energy and Power Systems in Electrical Engineering
- Energy in Mechanical Engineering
- Computational or Experimental Mechanics in Civil or Mechanical Engineering. Demonstrated by a record of high-quality publications, presentations at conferences, and potential and preferably success in securing external competitive and other funding.

  • Experience in University-level teaching and learning (Level B).
  • A record of good (Level C) or substantial (Level D) contributions to successful research higher degree supervision and completions.
  • Proven ability as an academic leader (Level D), with a record in team building and creating effective working relationships, and capacity to foster excellence in research and teaching.


Level B - Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level B and will have a total remuneration package of up to $131,864.85 comprising base salary within the range of $93,711 to $112,705 plus 17% superannuation.

Level C - Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level C and will have a total remuneration package of up to $155,711 comprising base salary within the range of $113,867 to $133,086 plus 17% superannuation.

Level D - Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level D and will have a total remuneration package of up to $178,164 comprising base salary within the range of $136,010 to $152,277 plus 17% superannuation.

How to Apply

To apply online, please provide your resume, cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role, and your responses to the position/selection criteria
For further information about this position, please contact Professor Andrew Chan, Head of School of Engineering, or 6226 2954.
Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications close Thursday, 6 June 2019, 11.55pm

 Position Description - Lecturer in Engineering - Level B.pdf

 Position Description - Senior Lecturer in Engineering - Level C.pdf

 Position Description - Associate Professor in Engineering- Level D.pdf

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