Teaching Focused Academic, IT (FP TFA)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA

Job Description

This is a Full Time Position at an Academic B, $101,598 - $120,647 per annum plus 17% employer superannuation contribution working (36.75 hours per week) Fixed Term until  31 Dec 2024.

  • Join the university of opportunity
  • Work with a dynamic and professional team using your experience to the max
  • Located at our Footscray Park Campus or City West Campus

About the Role

IT Program is in the College of Arts, Business, Law, Education and IT. We are to build sustainable competency in intelligent technologies and their applications in different sectors and smart environments, for example, smart cities or smart homes. You would be expected to make significant contributions to this strategic development and further growth of the student number in the IT Program.

The new role requires expertise in contemporary intelligent technologies of data science, natural language processing and their applications in ICT management, networking, cyber security, app development, cloud computing and computer vision. You will exhibit strong ability to acquire new knowledge, adapt to align with the discipline strategic areas, work with discipline colleagues to build the discipline's strength and reputation in the related research, create sustainable demands for related courses.

About the Person

You will be expected to work collaboratively and independently as a member of the University and to participate in or undertake activities that enhance student learning and engagement and offer world class research excellence and innovation. A key challenge for this position will be meeting the educational needs of the students by developing high quality courses/units and strengthening disciplinary research capacity in the focused areas.

You will preferably have exceptional teaching, organisational and communication skills, as well as experience within the tertiary sector. A capacity to contribute strongly to the achievement of institutional and college research goals is essential, as well as having proven track record in developing collaborative links and engaging with industry on research and consultancy projects.


  • Coordinate and deliver multiple subjects at local and offshore campuses (TNE-Trans National Education programs).
  • Work with colleagues, develop and deliver high quality courses and units with modern technologies to enable strong and sustainable demand, re-develop at least two units per year to support the course’s strong graduates’ competency of employability.
  • Publish at least one Q1 or CORA A papers per annum, as the first or corresponding author, in the Program strategic areas (e.g., NLP, semantic data analytics), and develop them into sample thesis/ sample projects for course work student supervision.
  • Work with colleagues, develop and implement innovative teaching methods (e.g. online delivery or flipped classes) to improve students’ learning experience and grow the student number.
  • Adapt research area to the Program’s focused areas, particularly NLP and semantic data analytics.
  • Acquire latest information technologies and teach into the areas of staff shortage in the Program (Mobile app development, cloud app development, security operations and vulnerability analysis, network management, enterprise security management, data privacy and cyber physical systems, data visualisation, ICT change management, small IT business system development, ICT management)
  • Develop at least one demonstrable system from research, show on IT lab screens (e.g. D633 external screens) and online demo sites, to encourage industry engagement, inspire existing students and attract potential students.
  • Review and update the existing IT courses and subjects at a regular basis to attract more students.
  • Set assessment tasks, mark student work and perform assessment moderation to ensure consistent standards are applied across all campuses of the University.
  • Develop competitive funding applications from national and international competitive grant agencies.
  • Collaborating with colleagues in the College of Arts, Business, Law, Education and IT.
  • Contribute to academic service, collegiality and engagement, including efficient management of internal service roles.
  • Identify, assess, prioritise and control risks to the health and safety of staff, students, visitors and contractors to the environment arising from the operation of the area under their responsibility, and ensure that a safe system of work is developed and followed through appropriate training, supervision and monitoring in line with the annual OH&S Plan.


  • Salary sacrifice options
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements available
  • On-site gym and more!

How to apply:

For a Position Description please click here .

Applications must be submitted as a single document comprising;

  • A cover letter.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Response to the Selection Criteria.
  • List of units (subjects) in the existing IT courses from the Program/Discipline (see on the VU course site) in three categories: 1) subjects able to teach, 2) subjects taught with special expertise, 3) subjects with ability to develop.
  • Three best research publications, if any
  • A sample program (modern AI technologies) with a link to the demonstration of the system (or YouTube videos).
  • Recent teaching feedback.

For further information or clarification regarding the selection criteria or the position, please contact the Head of IT Program, Professor Yuan Miao at yuan.miao@vu.edu.au.

For further information relating to the position or recruitment process, please contact Maxim Zervos, Recruiter by email at Maxim.Zervos@vu.edu.au.


Applications close at 11:59pm on Sunday the 16th of April, 2023.

About Us
Victoria University (VU) is the  University of the West .
For more than 100 years, Victoria University (VU) has offered accessible education to students in Melbourne’s west and beyond.
We are one of Australia’s few dual-sector universities, with currently over 40,000 enrolled vocational and higher education students studying across our campuses.
Our moral purpose is to provide vocational and higher education that transforms the lives of students and the communities we serve. Our values are a living set of actions that underpin our moral purpose.
The VU Values are that we are always:
• welcoming
• ethical
• shaping the future 
• together.
This is the VU Way. We are always WEST.
At VU we believe diversity is a strength – the more diverse perspectives, identities, cultural backgrounds, ages and experience of our students and staff, the better our working environment, research and educational experience of our students.
With a culturally diverse population of students and staff from a wide range of backgrounds, we strive to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment where all students and staff are respected, valued and enabled to thrive.
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