Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Aviation

Swinburne University of Technology

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Full time, ongoing position at our Hawthorn campus

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and passionate aviation professional to join Swinburne’s Department of Aviation. The department has more than 25 years’ track record of offering high-quality teaching and learning opportunities in flight training, safety, human factors, and management.

Pursuant to a Special Measure under Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic), we will only consider applications from suitably qualified female candidates for these positions (includes all people who identify as women).

About the Job
We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in one of the following areas:
  • flight training
  • safety
  • human factors
  • aviation management
  • aviation economics
  • airline operations
  • air cargo operations and management
  • air traffic control
  • operations research
  • aviation technology
  • airport planning and operations
  • aviation laws and policy

As a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer you will undertake independent research that will expand the knowledge and contribute to the Faculty’s research excellence and impact. You will also contribute to the teaching programs by delivering innovative programs and work with the academic team in the development of program change and innovation.

As an Associate Professor you will generate high-quality research output and attract significant external research funding. You will also make a strong contribution to the mentoring of early career researchers and in attracting and supervising higher degree candidates. You will contribute to the teaching programs by developing closer and stronger links with industry and the professional industry association in Australia and internationally.

About Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne is a multi-sector university of science, technology and innovation with more than 54,000 students and 5,000 staff globally. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. Our mission is to be a world-class university, creating economic and social impact through science, technology and innovation. We aim to deliver future-ready learners, research with impact and innovative enterprise.

About you
To be successful in the role, you will have:
  • PhD in a discipline relevant to the Department
  • A strong 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

Applicants without a PhD or university teaching experience may be considered for Lecturer position if they have aviation industry experience at the senior level and are willing to undertake a PhD as part of their duties.

A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Participate in regular staff and management development programs
  • Paid parental leave for primary caregivers and secondary caregivers
  • Private health insurance discounts
  • Discounted annual Myki cards are available to Swinburne staff

To find out more about the extensive range of benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit Employee Benefits

Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation. We are proud of our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives such as our Charter of Cultural Diversity, Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan, Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan. Equity and diversity are integral to our 2025 vision to be a world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

As a member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) program, Swinburne is taking positive steps to effect change and we are committed to advancing gender equality in academia and in particular in STEM disciplines.

While women comprise almost half of the nation’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) PhD graduates, less han 20% of senior academics in STEM disciplines at Australian universities are women.

We understand that to attract and retain the best scientists and ensure research excellence and impact, it is important that we commit to providing diverse, secure, exciting and rewarding career paths to our best researchers who will be our future STEM academic leaders.

To find out more about how we support women in STEM, please visit:

How to apply and further information
Please submit your application by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link, and submit a resume, cover letter, and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description. For further information about this position, contact Professor Zheng Lei, Department Chair, Aviation on +613 9214 3476 or email at zlei@swin.edu.au

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact Jessie Macintyre, Director (Employee Experience) at inclusion@swin.edu.au. For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact DeadlyCareers@swin.edu.au

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on staffrecruitment@swin.edu.au

Applications close at 5pm on Thursday, 6 August 2020

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