Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Power Generation & Propulsion (3 positions)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 26 Jan 2024

Job no: 0060668
Location: Parkville
Role type: 
Full-time, Continuing
Engineering and Information Technology
School: Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering
Level B: Lecturer – $114,645 - $136,136 p.a., Level C: Senior Lecturer - $140,433 - $161,926 p.a.; plus 17% superannuation

  • Three substantive positions within the Department of Mechanical Engineering in collaboration with the Melbourne Energy Institute
  • Engage in power generation and propulsion research, mentor graduate researchers, and contribute to teaching and administrative duties within FEIT.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, public transport discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role

The Department of Mechanical Engineering, in partnership with the Melbourne Energy Institute, is seeking to appoint three Lecturers/Senior Lecturers in Power Generation and Propulsion. These positions would suit early-career academics with expertise in:

  • power generation and propulsion, including both numerical and experimental approaches to the study of land, sea and air based systems or
  • cognate technology areas that are critical to Australia’s transition to a cleaner energy future

The successful candidates will make a significant contribution to the teaching, research and administration of the Department. You will teach in graduate and undergraduate programs and take on administrative roles commensurate with the position. You will be a current or aspiring leader in international-quality research, with publications in high quality journals and conferences, and capacity to mentor research students and secure independent external grant and industry funding to support a program of research.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinate and conduct lectures and tutorials at undergraduate and postgraduate level, including engagement in teaching innovation and improvement; 
  • Provide a significant degree of scholarly research initiative and collaboration in the specific discipline;
  • Build and foster partnerships with industry, government, collaborators at other Universities and other stakeholders that contribute to the engagement of teaching and research in the wider community engagement.

Who We Are Looking For

The ideal candidate for this role is a dynamic academic with expertise in power generation and propulsion or related fields, demonstrating leadership in research, a strong publication record, and a passion for mentoring students and contributing to the academic community. You should also exhibit strong collaboration skills, a commitment to excellence in teaching, and a proactive approach to securing research grants and exploring innovative advancements in your field.

You will also have:

  • A PhD in power generation or propulsion;
  • Demonstrated ability to perform independent research evidenced through a track record of publications in high-impact peer-reviewed and refereed journals;
  • Demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary research.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements for Level B and Level C, please refer to the attached PD.

The successful candidates must hold or be willing to obtain a valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

For the information of overseas candidates, Lecturer/Senior Lecturer designation is equivalent to Assistant Professor in North American institutions. Superannuation is a contribution to a retirement savings fund with 17% being well above the 11% minimum required of Employers.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is one of the largest in Australia. It provides teaching into subjects in the three-year undergraduate degrees of Science and Commerce, which can be followed by a two-year professional Master of Engineering. The Departmental philosophy is to attract and retain the highest quality staff available in order to maintain a vigorous research effort. Our strategic plan is to address the most urgent contemporary problems of our rapidly developing industrial society, with investigations into biomechanical engineering, fluid mechanics and thermal sciences. 

The Melbourne Energy Institute

The Melbourne Energy Institute (MEI) delivers influential, interdisciplinary research on the transition to a clean energy system. We work with the community, industry and government on some of the world's most pressing energy challenges. These positions are at the core of the MEI 2023 Strategic Plan – Mission Zero in order to build critical mass in a teaching and research capability able to deliver the technologies and workforce for Australia’s energy challenges.

What We Offer You!
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits  page!

About the University of Melbourne
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We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants
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For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https://about.unimelb.edu.au/reconciliation/murmuk-djerring

Join us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Fahim Farzad via email at [email protected] , ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Position Description

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