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0039711 Lecturer in Mechanical or Mechatronic Engineering-2 (1)

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POSITION DESCRIPTION

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Melbourne School of Engineering

Lecturer in Mechanical or Mechatronic
Engineering
In line with the special measure H103/2014 provided for under section 12 of the Equal
Opportunity Act 2010 (VIC), the Melbourne School of Engineering strongly encourages
applications from suitably qualified female candidates.
POSITION NO

0039711

CLASSIFICATION

Lecturer (Level B)

SALARY

$92,654 - $110,022 p.a.

SUPERANNUATION

Employer contribution of 17%

EMPLOYMENT TYPE

Full-time (continuing) position
The Melbourne School of Engineering is strongly committed to
supporting diversity and flexibility in the workplace. Applications for
part-time or other flexible working arrangements will be welcomed
and will be fully considered subject to meeting the inherent
requirements of the position.

OTHER BENEFITS

http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/working/benefits

CURRENT OCCUPANT

New

HOW TO APPLY

Online applications are preferred. Go to
http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers, under ‘Job Search and Job
Alerts’, select the relevant option (‘Current Staff’ or ‘Prospective
Staff’), then find the position by title or number.

CONTACTS

Professor Doreen Thomas
Email: [email protected]

FOR ENQUIRIES ONLY

Please do not send your application to this contact.

For information about working for the University of Melbourne, visit our websites:
about.unimelb.edu.au/careers
joining.unimelb.edu.au
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Position Summary
The Department of Mechanical Engineering is strategically growing its research and teaching
programs. It is expected that the new appointment will build the departmental expertise in one of
the following chosen areas:
 Biomechanics: musculoskeletal modelling and mechanobiology;
 Fluid Mechanics: turbulent flows and computational mechanics;
 Thermodynamics: Conventional and alternative fuel combustion, control of powertrains,
energy systems;
 Autonomous Systems – transportation, intelligent vehicles, advanced manufacturing and
robotics.
As the successful candidate, you will be expected to play a leading role in contributing to the
teaching and research program in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and to enhance
interdisciplinary research within the School and the University in collaboration with external
organisations. You will, independently and as a member of the team, work on all four pillars of
an academic career by pursuing internationally leading research, teaching and teaching
innovation, engagement with industry and other partner institutions, and taking on leadership
roles within the University.
The University plan seeks to increase the diversity of the workforce and the representation of
women in areas they have been traditionally under-represented. Consistent with this, the School
is seeking to increase the representation of women in the academic workforce across
engineering disciplines. Under a Special Measure, under Section 12 (1) of the Equal
Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic) the School is seeking to lift the representation of women from 20% in
2014 to at least 25% over the next 5 years, and strongly encourages applications from suitably
qualified female candidates.

1. Selection Criteria
1.1

E S S E N T I AL
1.1.1 PhD in Engineering or a relevant discipline;
1.1.2 A track record of quality research as evidenced by research publications in leading
journals and conferences commensurate with opportunity;
1.1.3 Demonstrated ability to perform independent research and a commitment to
interdisciplinary research;
1.1.4 Excellent ability in analysing data, problem solving and maintaining accurate
research records;
1.1.5 Demonstrated excellence in project management skills, including high level
organisational and time management skills, ability to manage competing priorities
and excellent record keeping skills;
1.1.6 Excellent ability to work co-operatively in a multi-disciplinary team environment and
liaise with stakeholders from both industry and academia;
1.1.7 Potential to achieve the highest levels of scholarship;
1.1.8 Demonstrated capacity to teach effectively across a range of subjects including the
capacity to develop and deliver seminars and lectures and contribute to other
teaching activities;
1.1.9 Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to interact with
University staff at all levels and to build networks with industry and other
researchers, both local and international;
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1.1.10 Experience in obtaining competitive research funding, either individually or as part
of a team; and
1.1.11 A willingness and ability to supervise graduate research students.
1.1.12

1.2

D E S I R AB L E
1.2.1 Experience in supervising Research Higher Degree students;
1.2.2 Experience in industry engagement; and
1.2.3 Experience in curriculum development and implementation at undergraduate and
postgraduate level that will maintain the Department’s programmes at the highest
international standards.

2. Special Requirements
None

3. Key Responsibilities
3.1

3.2

R E S E AR C H
3.1.1

Provide a significant degree of scholarly research initiative and collaboration in
the discipline of mechanical and/or mechatronics engineering;

3.1.2

Publish research outcomes on a regular basis by writing in high-impact journals,
with the goal of submitting at least two per year;

3.1.3

Attain external research grant income both from national competitive grants as
well as from industry engagement;

3.1.4

Supervise PhD, research masters, and coursework research projects;

3.1.5

Maintain accurate and detailed records of research experiments conducted;

3.1.6

Initiate and develop inter-departmental and institutional collaborations;

3.1.7

Liaise effectively with collaborators from a variety of internal and external
stakeholders;

3.1.8

Present conference papers at reputed refereed international conferences.

T E AC H I N G AN D L E AR N I N G
3.2.1

Teach subjects to a standard that delivers a high quality learning experience for
students in the Master of Engineering, Specialised Masters or in engineering and
breadth subjects taught in the University’s New Generation Undergraduate
degrees, as directed by the Head of Department or Deputy Head;

3.2.2

Coordinate and conduct lectures and tutorials at undergraduate and postgraduate
level, including engagement in teaching innovation and improvement;

3.2.3

Develop and innovate high quality subject materials and subject delivery,
including the use of web resources as appropriate;

3.2.4

Attract research students and supervise them to completion;

3.2.5

Act as Subject Coordinator with responsibility for the design, development,
coordinated delivery and ongoing improvement of that subject and keep the
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Teaching Liaison Coordinator informed of changes to personnel and/or
requirements;

3.3

3.4

3.5

3.2.6

Prepare and supervise student project work and assist with supervision of
graduate research students;

3.2.7

Perform and supervise marking and assessment duties;

3.2.8

Provide adequate access for students, and availability for effective student
consultation that fosters their learning.

E N G AG E M E N T
3.3.1

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;

3.3.2

Actively participate in professional activities including consulting, workshops,
meetings of professional societies and short courses for external participants;

3.3.3

Participate in external department activities such as student events, school visits
and industry liaison activities.

S E R V I C E AN D L E AD E R S H I P
3.4.1

Drive and lead departmental committees and/or projects as required;

3.4.2

Participate in administrative functions as required.

OTHER
3.1

Perform other tasks as requested by the supervisor or the Head of the Department;

3.2

Undertake Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) and Environmental Health and
Safety (EH&S) responsibilities as outlined in Section 5.

4. Other Information
4.1

D E P AR T M E N T O F M EC H AN I C AL E N G I N E E R I N G
http://www.mech.unimelb.edu.au/
The Department of Mechanical Engineering is one of the largest in Australia. It provides
teaching into subjects in the three-year undergraduate degrees of Commerce and
Science, which can be followed by a two-year professional Master of Engineering
(Mechanical) or Master of Engineering (Mechatronics). The Department also leads a
Master of Energy Systems.
The Departmental philosophy is to attract and retain the highest quality staff available in
order to maintain a vigorous research effort.

4.2

MELBOURNE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
http://www.eng.unimelb.edu.au/
The Melbourne School of Engineering is one of Australia’s leading Engineering Schools
and aims to be the school of choice for the highest performing students and research staff
in Australia and within the Time Higher Education Supplement top ten Schools of
Engineering internationally by 2020.

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4.3

The University of Melbourne

THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
The University of Melbourne is a leading international university with a tradition of
excellence in teaching and research. The University offers staff many benefits and
prospective staff are encouraged to view the following web links:
www.unimelb.edu.au
www.growingesteem.unimelb.edu.au
www.unimelb.edu.au/careers

4.4

E Q U I T Y AN D D I V E R S I T Y
http://www.hr.unimelb.edu.au/advice/equity-diversity

4.5

G O V E R N AN C E
The Vice Chancellor is the Chief Executive Officer of the University and responsible to
Council for the good management of the University.
Comprehensive information about the University of Melbourne and its governance
structure is available at http://www.unimelb.edu.au/unisec/governance.html.

5. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)
All staff are required to take reasonable care for their own health and safety and that of
other personnel who may be affected by their conduct.
OHS responsibilities applicable to positions are published at:
http://safety.unimelb.edu.au/topics/responsibilities/
These include general staff responsibilities and those additional responsibilities that apply
for Managers and Supervisors and other Personnel.

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