Senior Lecturer in Software Engineering
University of Queensland
Australia

  • School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

  • Join a university ranked in the world’s top 50

  • Expertise in blockchain and smart contracts, digital twins, data-driven integration of systems, and AI/Machine Learning for energy management will be highly regarded.

  • Join a team of world class colleagues at the leading-edge of computer science, IT and electrical engineering.

  • Based at our vibrant and picturesque St Lucia Campus

 

About UQ

As part of the UQ community, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world, and within an environment where interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged.

 

At the core of our teaching remains our students, and their experience with us sets a foundation for success far beyond graduation. UQ has made a commitment to making education opportunities available for all Queenslanders, regardless of personal, financial, or geographical barriers.

 

As part of our commitment to excellence in research and professional practice in academic contexts, we are proud to provide our staff with access to world-class facilities and equipment, grant writing support, greater research funding opportunities, and other forms of staff support and development.

 

About This Opportunity 

The School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) at St Lucia comprises five discipline groups, one of which is Cyber Security and Software Engineering (CSS).  The software engineering group within CSS has research strengths in software correctness, blockchain, static analysis, DevOps, and automated testing.  CSS is also closely associated with UQ Cyber Security, which has recently created innovative Device Testing Labs, Agile Security Operation Centre (ASOC) labs, and Cyber War Rooms.

 

We are seeking to grow our Software Engineering group by the addition of a Lecturer (Level B) and/or Senior Lecturer (Level C), teaching and research appointment to the CSS team.  The school is ramping up its investment in teaching, research and engagement to create an inspiring, diverse and flexible workplace.  We are seeking applicants who can contribute to our existing research strengths mentioned above.  We are keen to develop a multi-disciplinary research focus on software for the energy transition (renewable energy, smart homes, energy management systems, energy trading, etc), so applicants with research expertise in related areas such as blockchain and smart contracts, digital twins, data-driven integration of systems, and AI for energy management will be highly regarded.

 

It is expected that the successful applicant will have the demonstrated capability and willingness to teach into the following teaching areas within the school:

  • Introductory, intermediate, and advanced programming courses

  • Software Engineering at introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels

  • Software Engineering for individual capstone projects and research methods

  • Software Engineering for team projects at introductory and intermediate levels

 

In addition, applicants are expected to be able to teach courses in the advanced software engineering areas aligned with their area of research expertise.

 

The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching

  • Research

  • Supervisor and Research Development

  • Citizenship and Service

 

This is a teaching & research position. Further information can be found by viewing UQ’s Criteria for Academic Performance.

 

This is a full-time (100%) continuing position for up to at Academic level B or C. The full-time equivalent base salary at Level B will be in the range $108,201.26- $128,201.75, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $126,595.47 - $149,996.05 annually.

 

The full-time equivalent base salary at Level C will be in the range $132,201.83 - $152,202.33, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $154,676.15 - $178,076.72 annually.

 

As these roles are covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases in line with the Enterprise Agreement.

 

The greater benefits of joining the UQ community are broad:  from being part of a Group of Eight university, to recognition of prior service with other Australian universities, up to 26 weeks of paid parental leave, 17.5% annual leave loading, flexible working arrangements including hybrid on site/WFH options and flexible start/finish times, and genuine career progression opportunities via the academic promotions process.

 

About You  

Academic Level B:

  • Completion of a PhD in computer science or in a relevant field, specialising in software engineering.

  • A growing profile in teaching and research in software engineering. Multi-disciplinary research expertise on software systems and applications especially for the energy transition will be an advantage.

  • Expertise in blockchain and smart contracts, digital twins, data-driven integration of systems, and AI/Machine Learning for energy management will be highly regarded.

  • A developing national reputation and track record of publications in reputed refereed journals and presenting at conferences.

  • Evidence of contributions towards seeking, obtaining, and managing external research funding.

  • Evidence of a high level of quality teaching at undergraduate, honours, or postgraduate level, ideally with experience in teaching programming and software engineering.

  • Experience in course coordination and contribution to the development and continuous innovation of new programs, curriculum design and course material in the discipline area.

  • A growing record of supervision of Honours and Research Higher Degree students to successful completion.

  • Experience in meaningful internal service roles in conjunction with active contributions to external activities.

 

Academic Level C:

  • Completion of a PhD in computer science or in a relevant field, specialising in software engineering.

  • An established national profile in teaching and research in software engineering. Multi-disciplinary research expertise on software systems and applications especially for the energy transition will be an advantage.

  • Expertise in blockchain and smart contracts, digital twins, data-driven integration of systems, and AI/Machine Learning for energy management will be highly regarded.

  • An established national reputation and track record of publications in high-quality refereed journals and international conferences.

  • Evidence of successfully seeking, obtaining, and managing external research funding.

  • Evidence of a high level of quality teaching at undergraduate, honours, and postgraduate level, ideally with experience in teaching programming and software engineering.

  • Experience in course coordination and leadership in the development and continuous innovation of new programs, curriculum design and course material in the discipline area.

  • An established track record of supervision of Honours and Research Higher Degree students to successful completion.

  • Demonstrated leadership and strong contributions in internal and external service roles.

 

In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: 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. 

 

Relocating from interstate or overseas? You can find out more about life in Australia’s Sunshine State here.

 

Questions? 

For more information about this opportunity, please contact Associate Professor Mark Utting at m.utting@uq.edu.au 

For application queries, please contact talent@uq.edu.au stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.
 

Want to Apply? 

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

  • Resume

  • Cover letter

  • Responses to the ‘About You’ section

 

Other Information 

At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion.  We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identityLGBTQIA+cultural and/or linguisticAboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to talent@uq.edu.au.

 

If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, 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.

 

Applications close Tuesday 30th April 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (R-37440).


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