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Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering

Apply now Job no: 499016
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Location: Adelaide
Categories: Faculty of Engineering, Computer & Mathematical Sciences, Level B

  • We will accept applications only from suitably qualified women under section 47 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984
  • Fixed term position available immediately for three years
  • Help position South Australia as Australia’s leader in the rapidly developing Space and Aerospace industries

The Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Adelaide strives to develop a culture of high performance, collaboration and respect that attracts and nurtures exceptional talent to deliver excellence. We invite applications from suitably qualified women to join us as Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering in our School of Mechanical Engineering to drive research with profound impact and to participate in our vibrant learning environment. 

In the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia evaluation the University of Adelaide was rated at 5, well above world standard, in both Mechanical Engineering and Materials Engineering. Focused on knowledge generation and technological development, the School delivers programs in an environment conducive to innovation. The successful candidate for this role will engage with industry to help position South Australia as Australia’s leader in the rapidly developing Space and Aerospace industries. You will also teach courses relevant to the School’s programs in aerospace engineering.

We seek a mechanical, mechatronic, sustainable energy, aeronautical, aerospace or other relevant engineer with:

  • A PhD relevant to mechanical engineering
  • Proven research track record in areas related to our research strengths
  • Strong commitment to excellence in teaching
  • Ability and experience to teach courses relevant to the School’s Programs in aerospace engineering.

A variety of flexible working arrangements are available for the successful candidate.

The Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences celebrates diversity and has a range of programs available to support our staff and students in their academic lives. Among them, the ECMS Dependant Travel Fund supports staff with caring responsibilities to participate in conferences, workshops, field trips and other approved work related travel.  Faculty staff returning from parental leave of at least 12 weeks are also supported through our Staff Research Support Transition Scheme.

The University of Adelaide is committed to proactively address cultural and structural impediments to equity throughout the organisation. In order to grow and strengthen the talent pipeline, our Dornwell Framework established in 2015 pledged to actively source and encourage more women into our recruitment processes. The women-only requirement for this role is a lawful special measure under section 47 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984.

For more information about gender equity initiatives at the University of Adelaide please visit

Salary: (Level B) $96,135 - $113,788 per annum.  

Superannuation: An employer contribution of up to 17% applies.

Term of position: This fixed term position is available immediately for three years.

Please address and upload your responses to the selection criteria within the online application.

For a confidential discussion about this position, please contact Professor Anthony Zander, Head of School of Mechanical Engineering, telephone: +61 8 8313 5461 or email:   

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Closing date: 11.55pm, 9 September 2018

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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