Lecturer in Aerospace Systems Engineering
University of Newcastle
Australia

Lecturer (Level B) in Aerospace Systems Engineering
Be part of our research community that's changing lives
Our vision to become a world-leading university for our regions will take passion and
perseverance. We can't do it without you.

We are looking for people to join our university – to bring their global expertise to our region, and
to take their impactful research to the world with us.

We are driven by our inclusive focus and are proud of our five-star rating for social equity. We are
among the first 15 universities in Australia to receive the Bronze Award under the Athena Swan
Charter and we're striving to achieve Silver.

Be part of something bigger

The University's College of Engineering, Science and Environment brings together expertise in
engineering, environment and the sciences to deliver life ready graduates and transformative
solutions to our region and the world.

The School of Engineering is one of five schools in the College and is one of the most research
intensive Schools within the University. It consists of four major Discipline groupings that are
responsible for delivering most of the engineering degree specialisations in the University. The
School is rated number one in Australia for the quality of overall experience for undergraduate
engineering students and for median salaries with 94% of our engineering undergraduates finding
employment within four months of completing their studies.

The research focus in the School of Engineering ensures that students are exposed to cutting
edge, world-class thinking and are taught by staff who are at the forefront of developments in their
chosen field. A number of pioneering inventions have been developed within the School that have
gone on to be patented and commercialised.

Aerospace Systems Engineering is one of the fastest growing and highest demand sub-disciplines
in both mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering. The Hunter region has the highest
density of industry customers in Australia that need skills in aerospace systems engineering. The
region is not only home to both the RAAF Base at Williamtown (the RAAF's command, operations,
and training base for the new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF)) and the Williamtown Aerospace
Centre (WAC), it also hosts many of the systems integration companies that support new RAAF
aircraft and projects.

This Lecturer role represents an exciting and unique opportunity to deliver and evolve the only
Australian University program in Aerospace Systems Engineering as well as to develop
partnerships with these important Aerospace industry bodies. The successful candidate will work
across all areas of academic activity: education, research and engagement. They will be part of
an innovative team, where they will utilise their demonstrated skills in blended learning to develop
and deliver high-quality student-centred undergraduate and postgraduate programs. They will
build and foster skills in research and deliver high impact research. They will make a positive
contribution to a culture of innovation and experience for students and engage and work with
industry on challenging research problems.

As part of the University's commitment to providing a more diverse and inclusive higher education
environment and increasing the number of women in under-represented areas, including the field
of Engineering, female applicants will be given preference in case of equal suitability for this role.
The University currently holds an exemption under Section 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977
(NSW) in relation to its targeted recruiting programs. Please note that both male and female
candidates can apply.

The University is committed to supporting and promoting women and their research in the
disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Successful female applicants
will be supported by the University's Athena SWAN initiative within the discipline of Engineering,
and more broadly, shaping the future for the University as a leader in gender equity.
This full-time ongoing position will be located at the Callaghan Campus. The University supports
flexible work arrangements which may negotiated to meet a candidate's personal circumstances.

How will you become part of our research community?

With a passion for teaching and a flair for researching in an Engineering discipline, you have proven
experience in working autonomously, multi-tasking and prioritising to provide adaptive teaching
methods, such as online teaching and the demonstration of online tutorials. You will have capability
and eagerness to engage and network with external associations, to secure research funding and
to assist industry in solving highly complex technical problems. You will have a PhD and sound
experience in producing quality research publications and outcomes; publications in the field of
Aerospace Systems will be favourably considered.

How will we support you?

The remuneration is $103,221 to $122,576, plus 17% superannuation.
The University is committed to being a leader in family-friendly working environments.
For additional information on the position contact Professor Gabriel Lodewijks on 0478492182 or
email: Gabriel.lodewijks@newcastle.edu.au

Please click here to access the position description
Let's be part of something bigger together. Here's how to join us:

Your application must include:

• A URL link to your University Academic Profile (or equivalent).
• Your CV/Resume, which should be a maximum of five pages and be succinct and discipline
appropriate.
• A Cover Letter; outlining your interest in the role, including contact details for a minimum of three
relevant referees.
• Responses to the Essential and Desirable Criteria, as provided in the Position Description.

Having Difficulties? Please reach out to us: employment@newcastle.edu.au

Closing date: Monday 20 June 2022 at 11.59pm
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