2 X Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor in Aviation (1 position must be a woman)

Swinburne University of Technology
July 14, 2024
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  • Role within the Department of Aviation
  • Permanent full-time positions in a central Hawthorn location
  • Staff benefits include discount study fees and options for hybrid work.
  • Pursuant to a Special Measure under Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic), we will only consider applications from suitably qualified women for one of the positions (includes all people who identify as women).

    About the Role These positions of Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor will be a teaching and research academic within the Department of Aviation in the School of Engineering.

    The Department has a track record of over 30 years in offering high-quality teaching and research in flight training, safety, human factors, and aviation management. We are seeking to appoint two academic staff members in one of the following areas: aviation safety, aviation human factors, flight operations, aeronautical engineering, or unmanned aerial system (UAS).

    The appointee will undertake teaching, research, course management and curriculum development in their discipline or a related area. The role would also assume administrative tasks associated with normal teaching duties, and contribute to other relevant professional activities in the Department. The position is expected to mentor and support students on academic matters, and supervise undergraduate, Masters and PhD students.

    About You To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities:

  • A track record of research as evidenced by publications in high quality journals.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively undertake teaching and associated administrative duties at the undergraduate and/or postgraduate level.
  • Experience of working with the aviation industry
  • Demonstrated high standard of interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to deal with students, liaise with a wide variety of academics, and work within a consultative and team environment
  • Applicants for appointment at the Associate Professor level should demonstrate a strong track record of academic leadership and possess an excellent record of research scholarship, both in terms of publications and funded research. Applicants with less experience will be considered for appointment at the level of Senior Lecturer / Lecture Applicants with relevant senior-level industry experience will also be considered. Please refer to the attached Position Description for details.


  • PhD in a relevant discipline.
  • Please see Position Descriptions for each academic level
  • About Swinburne University of Technology Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:

  • Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
  • Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
  • Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
  • Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice
  • The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

    To Apply Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing your suitability for this position.

    To review the Position Description and to apply, please scroll down to the bottom of the page.

    If you are viewing this advert from an external site, please click ‘apply' and you will be redirected to Swinburne's Jobs website to access the Position Description at the bottom of the page.

    Applicants are invited to contact Professor Zheng Lei, Chair, Department of Aviation, by email [email protected] for further information.

    Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

    If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Swinburne Talent Acquisition Team on [email protected].

    Applications Close: Sunday July 14 th at 11pm.

    Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

    Equity and Diversity Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through key initiatives. For further information on all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversity website.

    We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

    We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact [email protected]

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

    For any support please contact [email protected] or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan

    Victoria's Commitment to Action: Improving international student employment outcomes As a signatory to Victoria's Commitment to Action, Swinburne seeks to remove barriers to international graduate employment. We welcome and encourage applications from international graduates.

    We are a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant

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