2 x Lecturer (Education Specialists) - School of Computer Sciences

The University of Adelaide


October 19, 2022


Level B, $102,952 to $121,779 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% will apply.

Two fixed term positions for 2 years with a possibility of extension subject to funding availability and performance.

Exciting opportunity to become part of the School of Computer Science in this ‘Education Specialist' role.

The School of Computer Science is seeking to recruit two Lecturer (Level B) academics with a strong focus on teaching excellence, student engagement and online course development and delivery. The successful candidates will be well equipped to teach across a range of Computer Science, Software Engineering and Information Technology. Particular expertise in teaching machine learning is desirable. The successful candidate(s) will be joining a vibrant community of educators and researchers: the School was recently ranked 3rd in Australia and in the top-50 in the world in the 2022 AWRU University Rankings, and a number of the School's staff conduct their research in the Australian Institute for Machine Learning, which is one of the University of Adelaide's research institutes.

The successful candidates will demonstrate a high level of teaching expertise and positive student feedback through the use of innovative strategies and teaching pedagogy that delivers outstanding results for students in a collaborative and dynamic learning environment. The roles may include online course development and delivery through University partners, converting existing material and developing new material for the School's undergraduate and Masters programs.

The academic workload associated with these Education Specialist positions will include a commitment of 61% - 90% of time to teaching and teaching related duties (including scholarship). Actual workload allocation within the band will be determined by the Head of School through the School's workload allocation model.

The opportunity for the successful candidates of these fixed term position to apply for affiliate membership of the Adelaide Education Academy subsequent to appointment will be available.

Essential criteria for teaching and research appointments (Level B):

  • A PhD in Computer Science, Information Technology or Software Engineering
  • Ability to teach effectively using evidence-based pedagogy that promotes student engagement
  • Ability to teach in computer science, information technology, software engineering, especially in machine learning
  • Evidence of and a willingness to engage in curriculum development and renewal in CS, IT and machine learning
  • High quality interpersonal skills, with excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to carry out administrative duties, as directed by the Head of School, effectively and efficiently
  • Commitment to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Eligible applicants must have current valid Australian working rights to be considered for this role.

    Enjoy an outstanding career environment

    The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

    It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

    Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

    We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

    In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

    Learn more at: adelaide.edu.au/jobs

    Your faculty's broader role

    The Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research. Many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers. The Faculty actively partners with innovative industries to solve problems of global significance.

    Learn more at: set.adelaide.edu.au

    If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

    Click on the ‘Apply Now' button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

    Applications close 11:55pm, 19 October 2022.

    For further information

    For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

    Prof. Ian Reid, FAA FTSE Head of School School of Computer Science The University of Adelaide P: +61 (08) 8313 2135 E: ian.reid@adelaide.edu.au

    You'll find a full position description or selection criteria appear below (If no links appear, try viewing on another device).

    The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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