School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering
Academic Level D
Applications Close Monday 26th September 2022 at 11.00pm AEST (R-12256)
About This Opportunity
Human-Centred Computing at UQ is an inter-disciplinary community,
incorporating diverse backgrounds including design, robotics, engineering, and
computer science. We actively collaborate across disciplines including
linguistics, health, arts and behavioural sciences, and apply a variety of
technologies including extended reality, wearables, embedded systems, machine
learning, and social software.
This is an exciting opportunity for an Associate Professor to join a growing
team collaborating on high impact research and teaching in the field of Human-
Centred Computing. We are seeking an experienced academic who can consistently
demonstrate excellence in teaching, research and service and engagement. At
this level the incumbent is expected to undertake leadership roles and have a
strong record of mentoring early career researchers and supervising Higher
Degree by Research students successfully to completion as principal
Key responsibilities include:
Demonstrate a sustained, skilled, and collegial contribution to teaching
and the student experience.
Drive the ongoing improvement and development of new programs or a
significant aspect of a program (e.g. a major, a clinical teaching unit
or a field of study) to meet industry and educational standards.
Exhibit exemplary design in curricular and assessment practices that
contributes to enhanced student learning outcomes.
Adapt and introduce novel teaching and learning approaches and
technologies (including online learning and alternative teaching methods
and resources) to inspire students' participation and achieve enhanced
Build and maintain internal and external education collaborations and
leads or enables professional learning through advocacy, mentorship and/or
Coordinate courses, prepare and deliver lectures and tutorials, and
undertake assessment and marking for undergraduate and postgraduate
Make original contributions which expand knowledge or practice in the
relevant discipline to achieve excellence in teaching.
Provide high quality service to students, including academic counselling
Understand and apply University Rules relevant to teaching and learning
Maintain a record of outstanding contributions to the field and produce
quality research outputs consistent with discipline norms as lead
contributor, by publishing in high quality national and international
research journals, other appropriate refereed publications and conference
Initiate and lead funding initiatives and applications as chief
investigator role in applications for significant research funding to
support projects and activities, which includes actively seeking,
obtaining and managing research funding.
Lead the progressing towards transfer of knowledge, technology and
practices to research end users through translation, including
commercialisation of UQ intellectual property.
Participate in discipline service, including service on leading editorial
boards, or other discipline leadership positions
Encourage, initiate and coordinate strategic collaborative research
projects that where possible impacts on policy, practices and/or
commercialisation (where relevant) resulting in internationally
recognised achievements in the research area.
Assist in shaping significant and strategic research agendas that yield
new insights and opportunities to represent and promote the discipline
area in leading academic and research forums.
Review and draw upon best practice research methodologies.
3. Supervision and Researcher Development
Successfully build and lead a research team, developing and mentor more
junior academics and researchers.
Act as Principal Supervisor to Higher Degree by Research students.
Demonstrate and lead others in the responsible conduct of research.
Demonstrate effectiveness in the development of researcher capability and
Lead the facilitation of engagement opportunities for supervisees
Effectively lead and develop supervisee performance and conduct by
providing feedback, coaching, and professional development.
Manage staff effectively throughout the employee lifecycle in accordance
with University policy and procedures.
Work to promptly resolve conflict and grievances when they arise in
accordance with University policy and procedures.
4. Citizenship and Service
Consistently demonstrate and lead others in relation to the UQ values.
Make a strong contribution to the governance of the organisational unit,
including displaying leadership behaviours.
Show leadership of self and others through mentoring, collaboration and a
responsibility for staff wellbeing.
Sustain a track record of impact, achievement and initiative in internal
Undertake administrative processes as required.
Establish a track record of collaboration in relation to external service
Advance external links and partnerships by collaborating on external
activities and sustain strategic relationships with industry, government
departments, professional bodies and the wider community.
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.
A PhD in Human-Computer Interaction 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 HCC research themes
with evidence of outstanding contribution to research, including high-
level success in gaining significant external grant funds
Demonstrated excellence to teach at the intersection of design, technology
and culture through studios, workshops, and lectures to both undergraduate
and postgraduate students from a diversity of backgrounds
Exemplary record of active and effective supervision of coursework thesis
and Higher Degree Research students to successful completion
Demonstrated high-level experience in liaising and collaborating with
stakeholders across varying disciplines and/or sectors to develop co-
operative research initiatives
Evidence of successfully developing and leading a team to deliver tangible
outputs in the relevant school discipline project areas
What We Can Offer
This is a Full-time, 100% FTE Continuing position at Academic Level D.
The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $149,761.25 -
$164,991.59 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the
range $175,220.66 - $193,040.16 per annum.
The following flexible employment options may be available for this role :
some working from home; variable start or finish times; flex-time.
For further information about UQ's benefits, please visit Why Work at UQ and
review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement
To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Stephen Viller (email
firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07 3365 1190).
For application queries, please contact email@example.com stating the
job reference number in the subject line.
Want to Apply?
All applicants must supply the following documents:
Cover letter addressing the About You section
Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one
upload box labelled ‘resume', which is step one of the application form.
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. Applications received via other channels, including
direct email, will not be accepted.
About The Selection Process
As part of the Selection Process, applicants shortlisted for interview will be
required to present a seminar and mock lecture to members of the school
community prior to their scheduled interview. Research seminars and lecture
topics will be provided with adequate notice to shortlisted candidates.
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.
Sponsorship: Visa sponsorship may be available for this appointment.
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.
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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.