Your New Role
In this newly created role, you will join the School of Engineering, which is one of eight academic units within the College of Sciences and Engineering at the University of Tasmania. Positions will be appointed at Level B (Lecturer) or Level C (Senior Lecturer), commensurate with qualifications and experience.
As a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering you will carry out teaching and research under the direction of the Head of School of Engineering. You will undertake appropriate supervision of higher degree research students, liaise with industry and contribute to the general management of the School in appropriate areas. By building a research practice, you will establish a strong profile and work towards securing funding from a range of corporate and government sources. Equally as important, the role will seek to develop and commercialise proprietary technologies, leading to new products and services.
About the University
The University of Tasmania is building a vision of a place-based University with a mission to enhance the intellectual, economic, social and culture future of Tasmania, and from Tasmania, contribute to the world in areas of distinctive advantage. The University recognises that achieving this vision is dependent on the people we employ as well as creating a people-centred University that is values-based, relational, diverse, and development-focused.
The School of Engineering at the University of Tasmania is embarking on a bold future-oriented strategic mission, delivering industry-integrated and sustainability-themed degree programs to prepare our graduates for challenges ahead, and focusing our research into three impact-driven complementary areas: renewable energy, sustainable engineering, and computational mechanics.
What You’ll Need to Succeed
You will bring to the role expertise in any specific area of Mechanical Engineering including, for example, renewable energy, mechanical design, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, mechatronics, robotics, automation. With a PhD or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or a relevant related field, you will demonstrate an established record in, and continuing commitment to, research that has achieved national and preferably international recognition. Any notable contributions to the field of research will be highly regarded in this role. A record of contributing effectively to building and maintaining effective and productive links locally and nationally within the discipline, profession, industry (where relevant) and wider community will see you succeed. Your ability to deliver and coordinate dynamic learning experiences for students will be enhanced by your use of contemporary teaching practices and technologies, including a well-developed capability in digital pedagogy.
What’s on Offer?
The University of Tasmania is one of the largest employers in the State and people are at the heart of everything we do. We strive to create nurturing, inclusive and collaborative working environments, enabling us to nurture a vital & sustainable community. This is a full-time ongoing opportunity based in Hobart, available at either Academic Level B or Level C. A competitive remuneration package including 17% superannuation is on offer.
How to Apply?
If this role is of interest, we look forward to hearing from you. Please provide your up-to-date resume, a 1-page cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role, and full responses to the selection criteria outlined in the Position Description. For further information about this position, please contact Professor Tim Finnigan firstname.lastname@example.org Head of School, Engineering.
Applications close 11:55pm Thursday 18th August 2022
Position Description - Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering.pdf
Considering a move to Tasmania to take up this opportunity?
Offering a breath of fresh air, our island State’s wild landscapes, unique towns and fascinating history have something for everyone. Tasmania has crafted our own wonderfully unique brand of creativity and adventure; case in point: world famous MONA and the exceptional mountain bike tracks of Derby. Our world-famous food and wine provide an abundance of fresh seafood, family-run wineries and distilleries, and culinary experiences celebrating farm-fresh produce. From our island shores, our research extends to the great Southern Ocean and down to the Antarctic.
The University of Tasmania recognises that this is critical for the workforce at the University to protect the safety of our workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians. Applicants for this role must be prepared to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.