Ref 5909/23 Lecturer – Construction Management (Bushfire Protection), School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Sydney South, NEW SOUTH WALES
Deadline: 15 Jan 2024

  • Full-time, Ongoing position based at Parramatta South Campus
  • Remuneration: $135,528 to $159,922 p.a. includes Superannuation & Leave Loading
  • Working at WSU means you’ll be part of an organisation that’s ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide

Full-time, Ongoing position 
Parramatta South Campus

  • Working at WSU means you’ll be part of an organisation that’s ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide!
  • Unlock your potential with WSU: Benefit from flexible work arrangements, salary packaging, 35-hour work week, development opportunities and more!

About Western 

Western Sydney University is a top-ranking, modern, forward-thinking institution committed to excellence in education, research, and community impact. Our core values of Boldness, Fairness, Integrity, and Excellence foster a dynamic, inclusive, and innovative culture focused on student-centered excellence. With 3,000 dedicated staff members, you can thrive professionally while making a meaningful impact. Discover exciting opportunities with us!

About the Team 

The School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment is located in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Cluster, together with the School of Computer, Data and Mathematical Sciences, the School of Science, the MARCS Institute and the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment. The School operates from three of the eleven WSU campuses: Penrith campus, Parramatta South campus and Parramatta City campus. The School offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programs, including research programs that combine advanced academic knowledge with real-life training to suit a range of career needs and interests in the following disciplines: Architecture, Construction Management, Engineering and Industrial Design. The School conducts world leading research in its three research themes across disciplinary areas - Sustainability and Resilience, Design & Digitalisation, and Industrialisation & Materials that comprise of six research groups and 3 research centres - the Centre for Infrastructure Engineering, the Centre for Smart Modern Construction and the Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Technology.

About the Role 
The Lecturer in Construction Management (Bushfire Protection) will contribute to our undergraduate and postgraduate programs in this area.  The appointee will have expertise and experience predominantly related to bushfire protection, preferably with further capabilities in building surveying, fire safety, building regulations, disaster management, disaster resilience and professional practice, and the ability to teach in a range of Construction practice areas. 

This role is expected to be involved in a broad spectrum of academic activities, ranging from development and delivery of innovative interdisciplinary academic programs with core construction management subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels to leading student projects for world competitions.  The appointee is expected to lead and supervise the research of undergraduate and postgraduate students in projects, which address recognised grand challenges with high impact. 

This is a full-time, ongoing position based at the Parramatta South campus, although travel to other campuses of the University may be required.  

Skills and Experience 
The successful candidate will have be able to:

  • Prepare and deliver in blended learning mode a mix of lectures, tutorials, practical classes, demonstrations, workshops, and student field excursions where appropriate to the sub-discipline both alone and as part of a team.
  • Actively participate in research endeavours in an area of impact, relevant to the School’s profile
  • Attract, supervise and mentor postgraduate research students and ensure that they complete their programs in a timely manner.
  • Facilitate and maintain good communication with staff and students

Western Sydney University highly values equity and inclusiveness. We have a proud history of doing so and consider this an important part of our social and civic responsibilities as a University. We strive to contribute to tackling inequalities and promoting wellbeing within our own institution, the Greater Western Sydney region, nationally and internationally. If you share our passion for creating a more equitable and inclusive world, and if you are ready to contribute to meaningful change, join us in our mission to promote equity, inclusiveness, and wellbeing. 

What We Offer in Return
At Western Sydney University, we deeply value our staff and recognise their invaluable contributions that drive our mission and uphold our values. In return for your dedication, we offer:

  • 35 hour work week
  • 17% super contributions
  • Multi-Campus opportunities

If this sounds like an opportunity for you, we want to hear from you! Apply now ensuring you carefully address each of the selection criteria in your application. Please review the position description for further information.

Remuneration Package:

Academic Level B $135,528 to $159,922 p.a. (comprising Salary of $114,523 to $135,230 p.a., plus Superannuation and Leave Loading)

Position Enquiries: Please direct specific enquiries regarding the role to: - 

Professor Vivian Tam, School of Engineering, Design & Built Environment up until 19 December 2023 via email - [email protected]

and Associate Professor Swapan Saha, School of Engineering, Design & Built Environment from 3 January 2024 to 15 January 2024  via email-[email protected]
Recruitment Enquiries: Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the Recruitment Team at [email protected] 

Closing Date: 8:30pm on Monday 15 January 2024

Interview Date:  Thursday 1 February 2024

Working Rights in Australia - Eligibility 
Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. You must provide evidence of your working rights in Australia at time of application.
Please note, only those applications submitted via the WSU online recruitment system will be accepted.

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