2 x Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor in Aviation at Swinburne University of Technology

June 12, 2024

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Job Description

2 X Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor in Aviation (1 position must be a woman)

Permanent full-time positions in a central Hawthorn location 

Staff benefits include discount study fees and options for hybrid work.

Pursuant to a Special Measure under Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic), we will only consider applications from suitably qualified women for one of the positions (includes all people who identify as women).

About the Role 

These positions of Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor will be a teaching and research academic within the Department of Aviation in the School of Engineering

The Department has  a track record of over 30 years in offering high-quality teaching and research in flight training, safety, human factors, and aviation management.  We are seeking to appoint two academic staff members in one of the following areas: aviation safety, aviation human factors, flight operations, aeronautical engineering, or unmanned aerial system (UAS).

The appointee will undertake teaching, research, course management and curriculum development in their discipline or a related area. The role would also assume administrative tasks associated with normal teaching duties, and contribute to other relevant professional activities in the Department.  The position is expected to mentor and support students on academic matters, and supervise undergraduate, Masters and PhD students. 

About You  

To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the key accountabilities.  Please see the Position Description for details. 


  • PhD in a relevant discipline.
  • Please see Position Descriptions for each academic level

About Swinburne University of Technology 

Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:

  • Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
  • Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
  • Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
  • Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice

The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

To Apply 

Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing your suitability for this position.  

To review the Position Description and to apply, please scroll down to the bottom of the page.

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Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

Applicants are invited to contact Professor Zheng Lei, Chair, Department of Aviation, by email zlei@swin.edu.au for further information.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Swinburne Talent Acquisition Team on staffrecruitment@swin.edu.au

Applications Close: Sunday July 14th at 11pm.

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Equity and Diversity

Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through key initiatives.  For further information on all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversity website.

We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact inclusion@swin.edu.au

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

For any support please contact DeadlyCareers@swin.edu.au or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan

Victoria’s Commitment to Action: Improving international student employment outcomes

As a signatory to Victoria’s Commitment to Action, Swinburne seeks to remove barriers to international graduate employment. We welcome and encourage applications from international graduates.  

We are a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant

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