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Chair in Engineering Education

Job no: 498970
Work type: full-time
Location: Perth CBD
Categories: Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Chair in Engineering Education | REF: 498970 |

Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

  • Tenurable position
  • Level C/D

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities.  With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

The team

‘Empowering people to change the world’

The Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences has educated Rhodes Scholars, Fulbright Scholars, Eureka Prize winners, CEOs and seven of the most influential engineers in Engineering Australia’s Top 100 list. The Faculty prides itself on its track-record for producing graduates who not only perform well in their chosen profession, but are equipped with the skills and social capital they need to be the very best.

The Faculty has an international reputation for excellence in research and its research teams benefit from global partnerships with industry, attracting research income of more than $27 million a year –

well above the national average. It is capitalising on its location at the hub of Australia’s resources industry - and a stone’s throw from the head offices of Australia’s biggest resource industry players – to revolutionise engineering research and position Western Australia at the forefront of engineering for remote operations. Equally important is the related topic of educating the next generation of engineers for these and other industries.

The Faculty seeks to embrace the latest forms of effective educational delivery and produce engineers with skillsets that promote flexibility and recognise the need for life-long learning.

About the opportunity

The Chair in Engineering Education is a leadership/facilitation role responsible for strengthening and integrating the University’s teaching, research and community engagement in the field of Engineering Education

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • A PhD or higher doctorate in an engineering discipline
  • Recognised experience in developing and executing a research programme in engineering education research
  • Proven ability in developing and implementing effective engineering pedagogy
  • Recognised experience in the development of engineering coursework and curriculum
  • Capacity to integrate the engineering workplace with educational provision

Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria. 

Closing date: 4 August 2017

This position is open to international applicants.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Please see the position description prior to applying: Download File Chair Education Engineering PD.pdf

  • UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2016).
  • The University is also a proud member of the Athena SWAN/SAGE Pilot for Gender Equity.

Advertised: W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time