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Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering

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Work type: Full time
Location: Canberra, ACT
Categories: Associate Professor

Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering

UNSW Canberra is a campus of the University of New South Wales located at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. UNSW Canberra endeavours to offer staff a rewarding experience and offers many opportunities and attractive benefits, including:

  •      One of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities
  •      Strong commitment to staff development and learning
  •      Strong commitment to work life and family balance
  •      Generous superannuation opportunities

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT) is seeking applications for a full-time position in Mechanical Engineering. This role will contribute to course and program delivery, development and innovation, in a team-teaching environment. It will also increase and expand the research and knowledge exchange profiles of SEIT to complement SEIT’s existing strengths. The position will conduct impactful multidisciplinary research and educating the next generation of Australian leaders and scholars in this important and growing field.

The School offers a flexible, friendly working environment that is well-resourced.  It delivers research-informed education to undergraduate and graduate students and professionals who will be Australia’s future technology decision makers. 

The engineering workplace of the future will be different from that of the past including

  • A broader range of people for success. 
  • Changing the culture of engineering education by developing well-rounded engineers equipped with the emotional intelligence to perform in a changing environment. 
  • Creation of a new type of learning environment including a different range of staff that can support deep technical learning while helping to develop whole engineers. 
  • Seek out committed educators and researchers that have the knowledge, teaching skills, and empathy to strengthen our environment.

The School’s research strengths blend with its teaching disciplines to create a tightly woven environment of research-informed education.  The School hosts the concentrated activities of UNSW Canberra Space, UNSW IFCyber, and the UNSW Capability Systems Centre that highlight the aspiration of the School and UNSW Canberra in multidisciplinary, world-leading research and teaching.

UNSW provides a range of academic workload profiles that range from education focused to research focused and includes the traditional balanced academic.  The successful applicant will be expected to contribute contribution to the development of the holistic environment in the School.  We want our academics to choose the range of activities that support the School’s research and teaching missions and fulfil the ambitions of the academics themselves.

We strongly encourage applications from those with traditional academic backgrounds, but we equally encourage applications from candidates with equivalent accreditation and standing relevant to the discipline.

About the Role:

Role:                     Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering
Salary:                  Academic Level D $162,111 - $178,068 (pro-rata) plus 17% Superannuation      
Term:                    Full-time, Fixed-term appointment up to 5 years (length of contract to be negotiated)
Location:              Canberra, ACT, Australia

About the Successful Applicant

  • Eager to become a part of a community of people seeking to enhance research, teaching and engagement within the School, University and Globally.
  • The successful applicant may develop a research focused, education focused, or balanced workload.
  • Is committed to changing the culture of engineering education
  • Equipped with the emotional intelligence to perform in the 21st century

In your application, you will be asked to upload a two-page response addressing the Skills and Experience outlined in the Position Description. The first page should focus on your research experience and the second page should focus on your education experience and teaching philosophy.

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UNSW Canberra Recruitment Research proposal

There is the opportunity to apply for grant funding as part of the recruitment process. Applicants deemed successful in both the recruitment process and research proposal may be eligible to be awarded a research start up grant. To apply for a UNSW Canberra Recruitment Research grant, in your application please outline your planned research and how this research will contribute to advancing the profile of the School of Engineering and IT. The proposal is only open to staff that have been employed at UNSW Canberra for no greater than two (2) years*

*Two years prior to Guideline effective date - 28 February 2022 – refer to HR for application

Eligibility conditions and assessment guidelines are outlined in the UNSW Canberra - Recruitment Research Proposal Guidelines - 2022.pdf.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake pre-employment checks prior to commencement in this role. The checks that will be undertaken are listed in the Position Description. You will not be required to provide any further documentation or information regarding the checks until directly requested by UNSW.

The position is located in Canberra, ACT. The successful candidate will be required to work from the UNSW Canberra campus. To be successful you will hold Australian Working Rights or Australian Citizenship. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

For further information about UNSW Canberra, please visit our website: UNSW Canberra

Professor Chi King Lee

Applications Close: 12 June 2022, 11:30PM

Find out more about working at UNSW Canberra

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).

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