Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
School of Engineering

Lecturer in Surveying/Geomatics/Geodesy


About UON

Built on the principles of equity, excellence and engagement, the University of Newcastle (UON) has a reputation as a world-class institution making an impact within our regions, throughout Australia and across the globe. This is an exciting time to be part of the University of Newcastle as we embark on our NeW Futures Strategic Plan 2016-2025. We are building on strong foundations to realise our 2025 vision to stand as a global leader, distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence, creating a better future for our regions through innovation and impact. Being part of a university on the move gives our people the opportunity to really make a mark in their chosen field.

The Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment is one of the leading faculties of its kind in Australia. We have achieved outstanding results in the Australian Research Council ERA research excellence ratings, being the only university to achieve the highest possible rating of '5' in Civil Engineering across all three ERA assessments (2010, 2012 and 2015), and one of only two to achieve a 5 in Electrical and Electronic Engineering across all three ERA assessments, and a 5 in Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy. Our position as one of the most highly ranked engineering faculties in Australia is recognised through our associate membership of the Group of Eight.

Dedicated to research and training in the disciplines of Chemical, Civil, Environmental, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, and Surveying, the School of Engineering is currently seeking to appoint a suitably qualified academic to a Level B, Lecturer in Surveying, on a full-time fixed-term basis for three years.

About the role

Contribute towards the three domains of academic work within the School of Engineering: Teaching and Learning; Research and Innovation and Service and Engagement in line with the Performance Expectations Framework (PEF) for Academic staff. The incumbent will develop vigorous research activity in any area of surveying, geomatics, geodesy, or remote sensing and contribute to undergraduate honours and postgraduate programs within the School of Engineering. She/he will strengthen and complement the existing research expertise within the Discipline of Civil, Surveying, and Environmental Engineering.

Specifically, you will:

  • Build research productivity and develop recognition for academic staff, including generating quality publications, relative to opportunity;
  • Attract research higher degree students to the discipline. Effective co-supervision of research masters and RHD students, and co-publication with RHD candidates;
  • Demonstrate educational leadership in Teaching and Learning at the course level and contribution to the program level by:
    • Actively participating in the teaching programs of the School
    • Developing course materials in collaboration with other academics in the School
    • Coordinating and reviewing undergraduate and postgraduate courses;
  • Collaborate with colleagues to contribute to the University and its academic community;
  • Contribute to the School through membership of professional associations, building partnerships with the industry and through an emerging public profile;
  • Active participation in research collaborations and engage in industry networking.

Skills and experience

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • A PhD in Surveying, Geomatics, Geodesy, or Remote Sensing
  • A track record of research excellence demonstrated through quality publications
  • Demonstrated capability to deliver undergraduate teaching in Surveying
  • Capacity to supervise Honours and RHD (Masters and PhD) students
  • Good interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team
  • Demonstrated knowledge of workplace obligations to, and experience in leading and cultivating workplace practices and behaviours that promote, support and maintain a safe, healthy, equitable, diverse and respectful workplace; including responding appropriately to adverse accidents, incidents, behaviours, issues, reports and the like

Submitting your Application

Applications close on Wednesday 4 January 2017.

Applications should apply via the University of Newcastle Job Vacancies Page: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/jobs-at-uon/job-vacancies

For additional information on the position contact Professor Shin-Chan Han - Professor of Surveying on Shin-Chan.Han@newcastle.edu.au or phone (+61 2) 4921 5432.

Academic Level B - $92,574 to $109,933 per annum plus contributory superannuation with Unisuper, attracting a generous employer contribution of 17%.

posted: 03 November 2016     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.