Lecturer, Mechatronic Engineering

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 26 Aug 2022

Job Reference: 942952

Your new role
Curtin University is seeking a Lecturer for a teaching and research role in the discipline of Mechatronic Engineering based at the Bentley (Perth) campus in Western Australia. The successful candidate will develop and deliver curriculum in the rapidly growing undergraduate and postgraduate coursework degrees, undertake research related to Mechatronic Engineering, and supervise honours and postgraduate research students. 

This position will contribute to the overall output of excellence in Teaching and Research in the School of Civil and Mechanical Engineering.  Your ability to connect emerging technologies with mechatronic engineering will be highly regarded.  You will supervise honours project students as well as higher degree research students (PhD or Masters).
This is an exciting career opportunity for you to play a significant role at a vibrant institution and be part of a dynamic team with a passion for teaching, research, and community engagement. 

The position is located on the Bentley Campus of Curtin University but may involve collaborations with Curtin campuses in Malaysia and Dubai or education partners in Sri Lanka. The position will involve engaging with students, collaborators, industry partners and developing funding proposals.
We are committed to ensuring that Curtin has an inclusive environment, free from harassment, in which all students, staff and the community feel respected, valued, and welcome.
You will require permanent working rights in Australia to be considered for this role. Visa sponsorship and relocation support may be considered for the preferred candidate however you must be willing to relocate to Perth, Western Australia.
About us
The School of Civil and Mechanical Engineering is a collegial working environment, which undertakes outstanding theoretical and applied research, and runs highly regarded and popular teaching programs at the undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Curtin University is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide (ARWU 2021 and QS World University Rankings 2021) and is placed 17th in the world for universities less than 50 years old (QS Top 50 Under 50 2021). Curtin is WA’s most preferred university, with highly engaged industry-facing partners, a major global player, with well-integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius, and Dubai.

Curtin University offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package, a friendly and collaborative work environment, generous leave entitlements, flexible working arrangements, generous superannuation, and salary-packaging. Our vibrant campus also includes an art gallery, gym, childcare, medical centre, and endless food options.
For more information on our university, please visit www.curtin.edu.au
Join us!
Your application should include a cover letter, your CV and separate document addressing the selection criteria (noted below) with examples provided to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.
Essential Requirements:

  • PhD in Mechatronic Engineering or field directly related to Mechatronic Engineering
  • Evidence of a capability or potential to develop and deliver high-quality teaching in Mechatronic Engineering or related fields
  • Evidence of a capability or potential to deliver high quality research in Mechatronic Engineering related fields
  • High level communication and interpersonal skills with a commitment to the development of a collegial and supportive working environment and the ability to interact with students and staff with cross cultural sensitivity

Desirable Requirements:

  • Capacity to deliver teaching and research related to the use and application of emerging technologies (e.g., robot autonomy, automation, predictive analytics) in engineering domains
  • Excellent software development skills and experience with delivery of computing services
  • Track record of interdisciplinary research collaboration
  • Track record of engagement with industry, community, or government in relation to research and/or teaching
  • Evidence of engagement at the professional or disciplinary level

Applications close: 26 August 2022, 10pm AWST
Applicants should note that prior to appointment, you will need to have a current National Police Records check, undergo character, integrity, and reference checks, and provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination and booster (if eligible).
If you have any queries about the role or wish to know more about the opportunity, please contact Dr Lei Cui, Discipline Lead Mechatronics on +61 8 9266 7594 or Lei.Cui@curtin.edu.au
If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1).

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