Wednesday, 14 February 2018

La Trobe University,Lecturer in Transportation and Infrastructure Engineering Jobs vacancy

Lecturer – Level B - Transportation & Infrastructure (Engineering)
Summary:  Develop innovative course and subject level curriculum, teach and undertake relevant scholarly work relevant to the program.  
  • Utilise your communication and academic skills together with your ability to interact effectively with people from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • Full-time, Fixed –term (until June 2020)  role at our Bundoora campus
  • $90,740 - $107,758 per annum plus up to 17% superannuation
La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and hig
hly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. La Trobe University turns 50 in 2017, and over the half century of its existence it has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on challenges.  Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.
The College of Science, Health and Engineering is comprised of 9 Schools and sixteen Departments with 1,000 staff and 16,000 students, including 900 PhD students across La Trobe’s multi-campus operations. The College offers a range of general and specialist undergraduate and postgraduate courses that are rigorous and attuned to meeting the needs of students in ensuring their readiness to work in changing environments. The College has an outstanding reputation for research excellence, for research translation and for building strong relationships with industry partners.
The School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (SEMS) has over 70 academic staff and a budget of $40 million in three departments: Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology, and Mathematics and Statistics in Melbourne (Bundoora) and Bendigo. The School has a reputation for innovative course design, the maintenance of a supportive student-centred learning environment and an outstanding research profile. The School offers a range of general and specialist undergraduate and postgraduate courses that are rigorous, attuned to emerging trends, and taught by staff at the forefront of their fields. Graduates are valued for the high technical skills they develop during their course and for their ability to adapt to new developments based on sound theoretical and conceptual foundations.
In this role
The Department of Engineering has a total of 22 staff and around 600 undergraduate and postgraduate students located in Melbourne and Bendigo campuses. The Engineering discipline at La Trobe continues to expand and revitalise its programs with an innovative curriculum that incorporates strong industry engagement. The department leads various industry sponsored multi-disciplinary research projects with national and international linkages.
A Level B teaching and research academic is expected to make a contribution to the discipline at the national level. They will develop curriculum, teach and undertake research or other scholarly work relevant to the development of their discipline or professional field. Responsibilities will include, but not limited to:
  • Conduct innovative and high impact research and produce high quality publications resulting from that research.
  • Obtain research funding from grants, contracts, and consultancies, individually or as part of a team.  Contribute to a robust and ambitious research culture.
  • Supervise Higher Degree by Research (HDR), honours and postgraduate students.
  • Design, coordinate and teach subjects and courses which provide a high quality learning experience that engages undergraduate, honours and postgraduate students.
  • Participate in innovative subject level curriculum design, development and review.
  • Contribute to La Trobe’s Scholarship of Teaching (SoLT) and disciplinary teaching pedagogy and research.

The candidate
You will possess demonstrated evidence of the following:
  • PhD or equivalent accreditation and standing recognised by the University/profession as appropriate for the relevant discipline areas.
  • Capable of teaching subjects in Transportation and Infrastructure Engineering.
  • Demonstrate ability to contribute to the research focus areas in the department (Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering and Hydraulics Engineering).
  • Demonstrated ability to participate/lead industry/government engagement and/or relevant research
  • Strong record of research publication, with evidence of quality and impact, relative to opportunity.
  • Experience in the preparation of research proposals submitted to external funding bodies.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching.
  • Ability to mentor and supervise undergraduate, honours and postgraduate students.

Please refer to the Position Description for other skills and experience required for this role.

Please click on this link for a full list of Benefits

How to Apply
Closing date:  Sunday 18 February 2108

Position Description below:  

Please address Key Selection Criteria from the attached position description and attach these with your application.

Position Enquiries: Professor Roger Lumley, Head of Department, Head of Department Engineering, Engineering Melbourne    +61 3 9479 5764 / 
Hossam Abo El-Naqa, Associate Professor Civil Engineering, Engineering Melbourne   +61 3 9479 1181 /

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La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For further enquiries on how to apply for this role, please contact Kerryn Harbert, Recruitment Advisor +61 3 9479 1623.
To apply and to view position description please visit and search for job no (553068) under current vacancies.
La Trobe is proud to be a member of the SAGE Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.

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