Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering (Manufacturing Systems)

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 21 Sep 2023

  • Full-time, continuing opportunity with a rising regional university
  • Located at our seaside Gold Coast campus
  • Renumeration up to up to $145,764 per annum including superannuation

About us

Southern Cross University is a values-led, young, dynamic and rising institution of excellence committed to transforming tomorrow . Our gamechanging new education model brings a deeper learning experience, improving individual student outcomes, quality of life and a better way to learn.

Southern Cross University’s new 2030 strategy is founded on our people and our purpose to changelives through revolutionary learning and research with real impact.Learn more about our purpose, values and strategy by clicking here .

Working at Southern Cross University combines a rare combination of being surrounded by ambitious students, amazing and dedicated colleagues and an environment of stunning natural beauty. We are leaders in our communities in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Coffs Harbour and the Gold Coast and pride ourselves on helping shape a better tomorrow.

About the opportunity

The Faculty of Science and Engineering delivers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the areas of Engineering Systems (with specialisations in Mechanical and Civil), Information Technology and Science (with specialisation in Environmental and Earth Systems, Marine Systems, Forest Systems and Regenerative Agriculture). The Faculty is committed to the delivery of high-quality courses informed by research leadership, which combine academic rigour with relevance to employment opportunities for graduates.

This is an exciting opportunity for a mechanical engineering academic to play a key role in the design and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate engineering programs offered by the Faculty. The appointee will imbed evidenced-based research and contemporary learning technologies and innovation to maximise the learning experience and graduate outcomes of our students. This position will also have the opportunity contribute to collaborative research in the area of Mechanical Engineering.

Your core responsibilities will include:

  • Provide a high standard of teaching and learning and educational design and delivery primarily in the area of mechanical engineering with a focus on engineering materials and manufacturing.
  • Contribute to the Faculty’s research profile through publications in high-quality journals and successful applications for grant funding, independently or as a member of a team.
  • Undertake relevant community and professional engagement that supports and enhances the University and Faculty’s profile and priorities.

About you

You will have a PhD in mechanical engineering or a related field, professional engineering experience and expertise in manufacturing engineering. The candidate is also expected to contribute to teaching engineering mechanisms, engineering dynamics, and engineering materials. This role has a focus on the development of educational materials, and as such, you will draw on your experience in the design and development of innovative curricula and utilising contemporary educational technologies to enhance the student experience and outcomes. In addition, you will have:

  • An appropriate track record in research or teaching scholarship relative to level and academic profile, including, where possible, publications in highly ranked journals and supervision of honours/higher degree research candidates.
  • Demonstrated record of innovation and excellence in teaching in an engineering-related area in a contemporary university environment.
  • Evidence of regular participation in and contribution to: research collaborations; placement partnerships; professional practice; staff development activities; relevant professional bodies; and/or community groups.
  • Evidence of hands-on experience using material testing tools and/or manufacturing tools and experience in Civil Engineering Materials will be viewed favourably.

Salary and benefits

Our staff benefit from flexible work arrangements, including hybrid work models, generous parental and carer’s leave provisions, wellbeing initiatives, employee assistance programs and professional learning opportunities. This position is:

  • Full-time, continuing (permanent)
  • Located at Gold Coast. Generous relocation support available.
  • Academic Level B. The base salary ranges from $105,344 - $124,585 per annum, plus 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation. The total remuneration package is up to $145,764 per annum.

Find out more about working at SCU by visiting Why Work at SCU.

Application requirements

Applicants must apply online and attach a CV and cover letter responding to the selection criteria within the position description by the closing date. Information to support you prepare your application is available on our website. If you experience difficulties applying online or need reasonable adjustments at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know by contacting jobs@scu.edu.au.  

This opportunity is available to candidates within Australia and located overseas. If the successful candidate requires visa sponsorship, the University will work with the appointee to support visa and travel requirements.

Further information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Name: Professor Charles Lemckert, Chair of Engineering and IT

Email: charles.lemckert@scu.edu.au

Closing Date: 11.30pm AEST, 21 September 2023

Southern Cross University is committed to diversity and social inclusion and aim to ensure equality in the recruitment of our staff. Applications are supported and encouraged from those that bring diversity to the University.

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