Senior Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering

Updated: 4 months ago
Deadline: 18 Jan 2023

  • $128,880 to $148,089 (ALEVC)
  • Ongoing. Full-time, Joondalup campus
  • Open to candidates with the relevant work rights

$128,880 to $148,089 p.a. plus 17% superannuation
Ongoing Full-Time Position

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

The School of Engineering at Edith Cowan University (ECU) was established in 1992. It has been one of the fastest growing engineering schools in the nation with a strong track record of success in developing and delivering quality undergraduate and postgraduate engineering programs that have strong alignment with industry and promote community and environmental sustainability. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in chemical, civil, civil and environmental, mechanical, mechatronics, electrical power, electrical and renewable energy, electronics and communications, instrumentation control and automation, computer systems, petroleum, and maritime engineering. ECU has been ranked in the Top 151-175 in the 2023 Times Higher Education World University Rankings for engineering and technology. Furthermore, Engineering at ECU was rated as above world standard in the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia evaluation by the Australia Research Council. The School provides a supportive and collegial work environment and enjoys outstanding teaching and research facilities that are among the best in Australia.

In the discipline of Mechanical Engineering, the School offers a broad range of undergraduate, postgraduate by coursework and higher degrees by research programs. The School is now seeking to appoint a candidate who can make a significant contribution to the School’s world-class research and teaching activities. The successful applicant will have a strong track record in research and teaching in mechanical engineering. Multidisciplinary teaching experience as well as research experience in renewable energy will be an advantage. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to leverage on the unique and world-class research facilities towards industry collaboration and high impact research outcomes.

Applicants will need to demonstrate personal attributes that are congruent with the University’s values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry, Personal Excellence and Courage.

As a proud member of the Athena SWAN Charter and WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, ECU is committed to removing barriers to gender equity in the workplace. We aim to attract and retain those who have chosen a pathway in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM); qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply for this position.

At ECU you will be encouraged and supported to further develop your career in a number of ways including tailored mentoring, networking opportunities both within the school and across the University. The university has a strong focus on being inclusive, flexible and relevant and we offer dedicated schemes to remove obstacles and enable career development and progression. ECU offers and promotes employees having flexible working arrangements that help you manage your work and life responsibilities. Additionally, the self-directed nature of an academic career allows a level of flexibility outside of timetabled commitments.

ECU is a smoke-free environment.

Benefits & Remuneration
This full-time, ongoing position attracts remuneration of $128,880 to $148,089 p.a plus 17% University superannuation contribution.

ECU supports a work/life balance for staff.  Benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet your personal circumstances.

ECU has an Award-winning Health and Wellness Program and an extensive range of staff benefits across entertainment, financial, health, travel and consumer goods and services.

For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our website Employment Opportunities Overview.

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the Associate Dean (Academic), Associate Professor Douglas Chai on for more information on this job opportunity.

Closing Date
Applications close on Wednesday 18 January 2023 at 11:30pm AWST

How to Apply
Candidates are requested to submit their applications as one PDF document to the ECU HR portal, with the inclusion of the following:

  • A cover letter;
  • Current academic CV;
  • Statement addressing the Selection Criteria;
  • Copy of your Bachelor degree transcript;
  • Copy of your PhD degree certificate; and
  • Copy of your Google Scholar H-index with publications sorted by year.

Please note that applications will only be accepted from candidates who have the relevant working rights to fill this position.


ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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