Teaching Fellow / Senior Teaching Fellow in Computing and Information Systems
University of Melbourne



Job no: G-0049560

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Parkville (Melbourne), Australia

Division/Faculty: Melbourne School of Engineering, University of Melbourne

Department/School: School of Computing and Information Systems

Salary (in AUD): Level B ($102,967 - $122,268) or Level C ($126,128 - 145,431)

Role & Superannuation rate:
Academic - Full time - 17% superannuation

The University of Melbourne

Established in 1853, the University of Melbourne is a public-spirited institution that makes distinctive contributions to society in researchlearning and teaching and engagement. It’s consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with international rankings of world universities placing it as number 1 in Australia and number 32 in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017-2018). https://about.unimelb.edu.au/strategy/growing-esteem

Melbourne School of Engineering

Melbourne School of Engineering (MSE) has been the leading Australian provider of engineering and IT education and research for over 150 years. We are a multidisciplinary School organised into three key areas; Computing and Information Systems (CIS), Chemical and Biomedical Engineering (CBE) and Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering (EMI). MSE continues to attract top staff and students with a global reputation and has a commitment to knowledge for the betterment of society.

Our ten-year strategy, MSE 2025, is our School’s commitment to bring to life the University-wide strategy Growing Esteem and reinforce the University of Melbourne’s position as one of the best in the world. Investment in new infrastructure, strengthening industry engagement and growing the size and diversity of our staff and student base to drive innovation and develop the transformative technologies of the future are all fundamental principles underpinning MSE 2025.


The School of Computing & Information Systems

The School of Computing & Information Systems (CIS) undertakes research and teaching across a range of information technology disciplines including Software Engineering, Information Systems, and Computer Science. It offers a comprehensive range of IT courses at all levels, including offerings in science, engineering, and business, and is at the forefront of computing research in Australia and internationally with close links to major computing research initiatives, including Melbourne Bioinformatics, IBM Research and CSIRO’s DATA61. 

The School’s aim is to attract and retain outstanding staff available in order to maintain a leading research and teaching. We have an existing highly successful research team in the area of the appointment, a large number of PhD students, and a substantial cohort of graduate students in our coursework Masters programs.

To find out more about CIS, visit: http://www.cis.unimelb.edu.au/

Position Summary

In line with the Melbourne School of Engineering’s strategic direction (MSE2025), these three positions are hosted as academic teaching roles within the School of Computing and Information Systems (CIS). The School has increasingly focussed on its graduate teaching and its research program and aims to be one of the great Schools of Engineering & IT in the world.

The School wishes to appoint three Teaching Fellows / Senior Teaching Fellows to pioneer the refreshing the methodologies used, development of an innovated- and project-based Masters’ course with a focus on the computer science, software engineering, or information systems discipline, and also link the projects with industry for students to gain valuable insights on large-scale contemporary projects. This revolutionary body of work will engage in leading-edge educational pedagogies.

The successful candidates will be passionate about education in computing and/or information systems and enjoy teaching. They will recognise the unique opportunity to create and deliver a program from the ground up, establish a more effective relationship with the relevant industries as well as appreciate the challenges to implement these changes through the subjects taught at CIS. Furthermore, the candidates will be seeking to develop an international profile in innovative IT education.

This is an opportunity to join and help build a team that derives great personal and professional fulfilment through its commitment to introducing dedicated IT graduates to organisations and a community in need of their skills.

The University seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce and the representation of women in areas they have been traditionally under-represented. Consistent with this, MSE is seeking to increase the representation of women in the academic workforce across engineering disciplines. Under a Special Measure, under Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic) the School is seeking to lift the representation of women from 20% in 2017 to at least 25% over the next 5 years, and strongly encourages applications from suitably qualified female candidates.

The Melbourne School of Engineering is strongly committed to supporting diversity and flexibility in the workplace. Applications for part-time or other flexible working arrangements will be welcomed and will be fully considered subject to meeting the inherent requirements of the position.

Selection Criteria


  • A PhD in a computing or information systems related discipline
  • A high-level ability to teach effectively across a broad range of subjects in the general area of computing or information systems
  • Experience in course and/or curriculum design involving non-traditional modes of delivery, innovation in teaching practice and providing a flexible learning environment
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with an ability to build and manage relationships with key partners (internal and external) and work collaboratively
  • Evidence of industry engagement in teaching activities and academic outcomes
  • Proven ability to form strong relationships within and between academia and industry
  • Potential to achieve the highest levels of scholarship in engineering education research.

In addition to the above for appointment at Level C:

  • Proven ability to teach small and large classes effectively at tertiary level including design and project studies in computing or information systems disciplines and to develop courses and course material
  • A successful record of engaging industry, government and/or the community in teaching and research
  • Experience in supervision of research higher degree students.


  • Experience in the supervision or co-supervision and mentoring of postgraduate students and other staff where appropriate
  • A strong research track record in the discipline of computing or information systems
  • Experience in applying innovation models and processes such as design thinking or the lean methodology to real-world problems
  • Familiarity and established relationships with academic, industry and government entities within the discipline.

Key Responsibilities:

Teaching and Learning

  • Create an enhanced project-based Masters program starting from overall curriculum design through to development of learning materials
  • Contribute to the delivery of the program by coordinating and conducting lectures and tutorials in a variety of settings
  • Engage with accreditation bodies and industry to ensure projected graduate outcomes are recognised and appreciated
  • Ensure high standards of pedagogy in newly developed curricula and ensure Learning Outcomes are consistent with the University’s Graduate Attributes.


  • Build and develop relationships with other universities, government, industry, philanthropic organisations and academic staff to optimise and enhance MSE’s reputation in the field of engineering and technology management
  • Develop partnerships and collaborative exchanges between academics, industry partners and alumni to enhance student experience and explore opportunities for relevant projects
  • Provide leadership in developing, attracting and facilitating interdisciplinary teaching and research within the University by actively engaging with government and industry partners
  • Develop and lead to build strong relationships with alumni to enhance the student experience and quality of our graduate
  • Identify and pursue opportunities to raise awareness of your activities, including workshops, meetings, events, and mechanisms for knowledge collection and dissemination;

Leadership & Services

  • Actively participate in the communication and dissemination of teaching practice and discipline
  • Drive student career development in engineering to become champions of the discipline in industry and leaders in society
  • Become an effective liaison with academics from different Faculties, Schools and Departments cross faculty networks to develop collaborative partnerships and achieve mutually beneficial outcomes in subject and course design
  • Identify and seek funding to support individual or collaborative projects, relating to teaching, research and engagement practice in the discipline
  • Develop and lead outreach activities relating to computing or information systems e.g. outreach, and academic advising
  • Lead and develop the collaborative impact of the School by working with key partners to combine, develop and apply their insights to achieve specific learning objectives
  • Actively contribute to the overall leadership and strategic goals of the School
  • Take a leading role in development of integrated curricula for undergraduate and graduate for students from diverse backgrounds.


  • Engage in subject, professional pedagogy research as required to support teaching activities
  • Supply to publications in leading peer reviewed journals and conferences from interdisciplinary research conducted in fields relevant to engineering education
  • Supervise research students as appropriate
  • Prepare regular project breakthrough reports and present progress of projects to the School’s Education Committee.


  • Undertake additional responsibilities as directed by the Supervisor or Head/Deputy Head of School
  • Undertake Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) and Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) responsibilities as outlined below.
  • Employment in this position is conditional upon receipt and maintenance of a Working with Children Check.

Equal Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion

The University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing a workplace free from all forms of unlawful discrimination, harassment, bullying, vilification and victimisation. The University makes decisions on employment, promotion and reward on the basis of merit.

The University is committed to all aspects of equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace and to providing all staff, students, contractors, honorary appointees, volunteers and visitors with a safe, respectful and rewarding environment free from all forms of unlawful discrimination, harassment, vilification and victimisation. This commitment is set out in the University’s People Strategy 2015-2020 and policies that address diversity and inclusion, equal employment opportunity, discrimination, sexual harassment, bullying and appropriate workplace behaviour. All staff are required to comply with all University policies.

The University values diversity because we recognise that the differences in our people’s age, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, physical ability and background bring richness to our work environment. Consequently, the People Strategy sets out the strategic aim to drive diversity and inclusion across the University to create an environment where the compounding benefits of a diverse workforce are recognised.

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)

All staff are required to take reasonable care for their own health and safety and that of other personnel who may be affected by their conduct. 

OHS responsibilities applicable to positions are published at:


These include general staff responsibilities and those additional responsibilities that apply for Managers and Supervisors and other Personnel.

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Applications close: 31 Jan 2020 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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