Associate Professor in Computer Science

University of Queensland

Australia

November 15, 2022

Description

  • School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

  • Academic Level D

  • Continuing position

  • Applications Close Tuesday 15th November 2022 at 11.00pm AEST (R-10409)

  • About this Opportunity

    The School of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering seeks to appoint an established research leader in Computer Science who shows strong accomplishment in one or multiple focus areas including: Computer vision and multimedia, Machine Learning, Data mining, Information retrieval, and Big data management.

    The position of Associate Professor is responsible for undertaking research; teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level including course coordination; higher degree research student supervision; and service roles at School or University level.

    The appointee will contribute to the University's strategic initiative on the growth of Computer Science talent. The appointee will have the opportunity to leverage significant industry and international networks, and work on cutting- edge technologies on the front-line of a number of applications areas including but not limited to agriculture, energy, manufacturing, health, IoT, transport and utilities.

    Key Responsibilities

    Teaching

  • Coordinate courses, prepare and deliver lectures and tutorials, and undertake assessment and marking for undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

  • Participate in the development of new programs and course material in the area of focus, by consulting with program advisors and stakeholders, ensuring courses are engaging, relevant and contemporary.

  • Coordinate and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Make original contributions to teaching which expand knowledge or practice in the relevant discipline.

  • Participate in educational practice and innovative curriculum design including shorter form credentials, online learning, and alternative education methods.

  • Understand and apply University Rules relevant to teaching and learning practice.

  • Provide high quality service to students, including academic counselling and advice.

  • Provide support to other academic positions as needed and during absences.

  • Drive the ongoing improvement and development of new programs or a significant aspect of a program to meet industry and educational standards.

  • Exhibit exemplary design in curricular and assessment practices that contributes to enhanced student learning outcomes.

  • Research

  • Engage in independent and/or team research program, towards national and international recognition and impact in the research area.

  • Conduct research and publish scholarly papers in both academic peer- reviewed and professional journals that contribute to the School's strategic research strengths.

  • Encourage, initiate and coordinate strategic collaborative research projects, especially projects that are interdisciplinary and contribute to the strategic direction of the School

  • Consistently lead, obtain and successfully manage significant external competitive research grants.

  • Supervision and Researcher Development

  • Participate in research training and supervision and demonstrate an active and effective record of principal supervision of research higher degree students.

  • Effectively lead and develop employee performance and conduct by providing feedback, coaching, and professional development.

  • Lead a research team and foster the research activities of others

  • Build and lead a research team, developing and mentoring more junior academics and researchers.

  • Citizenship and Service

  • Create, foster, and enhance national and international links with relevant industry, government departments, universities, professional bodies and the wider community to assist the advancement of University, Faculty and School strategic objectives

  • Shows leadership of self and others through mentoring, collaboration and a responsibility for staff wellbeing.

  • Contribute to the processes that enable the academic team to manage the work of the School, including participate in School decision-making and serve on School committees

  • Perform a range of high-level administrative functions in the School and any other duties as reasonably directed by your supervisor.

  • Develop and maintain significant networks across the University, communities and industries and foster an environment where networks and relationships are built and maintained.

  • Other

    Ensure you are aware of and comply with legislation and University policy relevant to the duties undertaken, including but not exclusive to:

  • The University's Code of Conduct.

  • Requirements of the Queensland occupational health and safety (OH&S) legislation and related OH&S responsibilities and procedures developed by the University or Institute/School.

  • The adoption of sustainable practices in all work activities and compliance with associated legislation and related University sustainability responsibilities and procedures.

  • Requirements of the Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000, the National Code 2007 and associated legislation, and related responsibilities and procedures developed by the University.

  • About You

    Essential

  • A PhD in Computer Science or a related field with international recognition in the area of expertise and an excellent record of publications in reputed refereed journals and conferences

  • Demonstrated research leadership in one or more of the listed focus areas with evidence of outstanding contribution to research, including high- level success in gaining significant external grant funds

  • Ability to successfully lead a research team, and mentor less experienced staff and early career researchers

  • An established record of course coordination and in advancing the development and continuous innovation of new programs, curriculum design and course material in the discipline area

  • Evidence of an exceptional level of quality undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and an active and effective record of principal supervision of research higher degree students to completion

  • Knowledge of state-of-art technologies and industry trends in focus areas

  • Demonstrated leadership in liaising and collaborating with external agencies and industry to develop collaborative research initiatives

  • An ability to establish effective relationships and to represent and promote the school at a university and wider community level, including industry, government and professional bodies

  • Desirable

  • Experience in research prototype and systems development

  • Experience in applied research in one or more domain area including but not limited to energy, agriculture, manufacturing, health, IoT, transport and utilities

  • Organisational Relationships

    The position will report operationally to Discipline Leader for Data Science at School of ITEE.

    What We Can Offer

    This is a full-time (100% FTE), continuing position at Academic Level D.

    The full-time equivalent base salary for an Academic Level D will be in the range $149,761 - $164,991 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $175,220 – 193,040 per annum.

    For further information about UQ's benefits, please visit Why Work at UQ and review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018 - 2021.

    Questions?

    To discuss this role please contact Professor Helen Huang via helen.huang@uq.edu.au

    For application queries, please contact recruitment@uq.edu.au stating the job reference number in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section

  • Resume

  • To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline or will not be accepted. Applications received via other channels, including direct email, will not be accepted.

    Selection Process

    The University of Queensland is committed to ensuring all candidates are provided with the opportunity to attend the panel interviews, however, for those candidates who are unable to attend in person, video interview options will be available.

    Seminar

    Applicants invited for interview may be expected to present a seminar in conjunction with the selection interview process.

    Qualification Verification

    An appointment to this position is subject to the verification of the highest academic qualification from the conferring institution.

    Other Information

    Sponsorship: Visa sponsorship may be available for this appointment.

    Background Checks : All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

    We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au.

    If you are a current employee of the University, or hold an unpaid or affiliate appointment with the University, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

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