CSE

Opportunities in Science and Engineering

Information for Applicants

Welcome from the Dean

Dean of JCU's College of Science and Engineering, Ron White.

Thank you for your interest in joining JCU's College of Science and Engineering and becoming part of a university quite unlike any other in Australia. The College of Science and Engineering is globally recognised for excellence in research, and we strive to bring research directly into our teaching. Our diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses are united by a commitment to excellent teaching and experiential learning opportunities utilising our world-class infrastructure and natural laboratories, as well as a commitment to diversity and respect for difference.

All of this happens in some of the most interesting places in the world. This Power of place begins in North Queensland and has a footprint that extends from Townsville, to Brisbane in the south and Cairns and the Cape York Peninsula in the north. In the west our presence is felt as far as Mount Isa. Furthermore, in Singapore we are well-placed to make the most of the opportunities presented by the Asia-Pacific region.

We look forward to hearing from you and wish you well on the journey you are about to begin.

Regards,

Professor Ron White

Dean of the College of Science and Engineering

Opportunities to Join Science and Engineering at JCU

Open to women applicants only

An international University as reflected in our people, our places, and our research, James Cook University takes pride in being recognised as a leading tertiary university in Australia, our Asia-Pacific region and the universities of the world and is committed to creating a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide through graduates and discoveries that make a difference.

Under the exception in section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 and as part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace we welcome applications for this position from women. If you meet the inherent requirements of the essential selection criteria we invite you to consider working for JCU and being part of this journey towards gender equity.

About JCU

With major campuses in Townsville, Cairns, Brisbane and Singapore, JCU offers a comprehensive learning and teaching, research/scholarship, leadership and service, and engagement framework, with focused attention on embedding sustainability and diversity in everything we do.

As part of the Division of Tropical Environments and Societies, the College of Science and Engineering promotes, fosters, supports and administers quality teaching and research at JCU in a variety of disciplines. In particular, the College provides considerable expertise in Aquaculture, Earth Science, Ecology, Engineering, Environmental Science and Management, Marine Biology, the Physical Sciences, and Urban and Regional Planning.

About the Role

Reporting to and working collaboratively with the Dean, Science and Engineering, the Head, Engineering plays a key role within the College by providing academic leadership, direction and support of the College’s learning and teaching, research, research education and engagement activities for the Discipline of Engineering. In particular, the Head has an important role in stewarding the long-term future of the Engineering discipline, guiding the performance of academic staff, and building opportunities in learning and teaching, research and service.  

Particular emphasis will be on the continued development of contemporary engineering programs (accredited through Engineers Australia), expansion of international programs, high impact research and industry engagement aligned to the strategic direction of the College, Division and University.  

About you

We are seeking outstanding and passionate women academic leaders, with international track records in research and demonstrated success in developing high quality, innovative and contemporary curricula in engineering. The Head will inspire and draw people together and facilitate the growth and development of the team, the strengthening of external partnerships and all related activities to the engineering discipline.

How to Apply

The University has engaged executive search firm Odgers Berndtson to assist with this appointment. For a confidential discussion about the role please contact: Suzanne Reiger, Senior Researcher, on +61 433 796 161 or by email suzanne.reiger@odgersberndtson.com; or Jenny Sutton, Partner, by email jenny.sutton@odgersberndtson.com.

Term: Full-time, Continuing

Applications close: Monday 3 October 2022.

To submit your application please visit the Odgers Berndtson website at www.odgers.com/85351


James Cook University (JCU) is committed to creating a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide through graduates and discoveries that make a difference. An opportunity is now available for an emerging or established academic to join a dynamic team of professionals within the College of Science and Engineering, based at the Townsville Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas.

  • Continuing and full time appointment
  • Academic Level B or C - $97,856 - $136,591 p.a. + up to 17% super
  • Work and life balance including five weeks annual leave

What you can accomplish in the role

Undertake teaching and research within the Information Technology discipline, in addition to providing administrative, marketing and outreach support for both the academic group and the wider University. The incumbent will build on their teaching and research profile that complements strategic commitment to digital innovation through undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Information Technology, Computer Science, Internet of Things and Data Science, as well the intended application thereof to Marine Science, Agriculture/Aquaculture, Geoscience, Health and Business domains.

What you can bring to the role

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Information Technology will be an emerging or established academic with demonstrated capacity to engage effectively with local, national and international industry and to identify and develop opportunities for innovation-driven partnerships is also inherent to the position. The incumbent should have PhD qualification in either Information Technology, Computer Science or equivalent, and have proven track record in research publications and in attracting research grants.

Why JCU?

We support our people through the provision of:

  • Generous employee superannuation scheme
  • Attractive options for salary packaging
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Corporate discounts on health insurance premiums
  • Career and professional development support
  • Modern’ well-equipped on-campus facilities including medical, cafes, gym, pool and childcare

How to Apply

If you are an academic looking to contribute to this valuable area of our University, please obtain further information and apply now. Visit the Careers at JCU Website College Microsite and select vacancy 18025.


An international University as reflected in our people, our places, and our research, James Cook University takes pride in being recognised as a leading tertiary university in Australia, our Asia-Pacific region and the universities of the world and is committed to creating a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide through graduates and discoveries that make a difference.

A full-time and continuing opportunity is now available for a Senior Lecturer, Renewable Energy and Electrical Engineering located at Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas. Remuneration at Academic Level C - $118,983 - $136,591 per annum + up to 17% employer superannuation contributions.

What you can accomplish in the Role

Joining a dynamic team of professionals, you will lead the Engineers Australia Accredited Master of Engineering (Professional) - Electrical and Renewable Energy program, contributing to undergraduate and postgraduate program development.

What you can bring to the Role

With a PhD qualification or equivalent in Renewable Energy/Electrical Engineering or a related discipline, you will use your prior experience in Power Engineering and demonstrated excellence in teaching, research and industry engagement to contribute to the success of the Engineering program.

Why JCU

JCU offers a culturally diverse working environment with opportunities for professional and personal growth as well as diverse career opportunities.

We support our people through the provision of:

  • generous superannuation scheme with 17% employer contributions
  • attractive options for salary packaging
  • five weeks’ annual recreation leave
  • flexible working arrangements
  • modern; well-equipped on-campus facilities including medical, cafés, gym, pool and childcare

How to apply

If you are a passionate academic looking to contribute to this valuable area of our University, please obtain further information and click here to apply now for vacancy reference 18063.

Applications close Sunday 2 October 2022.


An international University as reflected in our people, our places, and our research, James Cook University takes pride in being recognised as a leading tertiary university in Australia, our Asia-Pacific region and the universities of the world and is committed to creating a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide through graduates and discoveries that make a difference.

A full-time and continuing opportunity is now available for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Civil Engineering located at Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas. Remuneration at Academic Level B or C - $97,856 - $136,591 per annum + up to 17% employer superannuation contributions. Level of appointment and remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

What you can accomplish in the Role

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Civil Engineering will have a strong focus in the areas of Hydraulics, Surface Water, Water and Wastewater Management, Ecological Modelling, and will contribute to teaching and program development in both undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Civil Engineering.

What you can bring to the Role

With a PhD qualification or equivalent in Civil Engineering or a related discipline, you will use your prior experience in Water/Hydraulics and demonstrated excellence in teaching, research and industry engagement to contribute to the success of the Engineering program.

Why JCU

JCU offers a culturally diverse working environment with opportunities for professional and personal growth as well as diverse career opportunities.

We support our people through the provision of:

  • generous superannuation scheme with 17% employer contributions
  • attractive options for salary packaging
  • five weeks’ annual recreation leave
  • flexible working arrangements
  • modern; well-equipped on-campus facilities including medical, cafés, gym, pool and childcare

How to apply

If you are a passionate academic looking to contribute to this valuable area of our University, please obtain further information and click here to apply now for vacancy reference 18064.

Applications close Sunday 2 October 2022


About JCU

This is Uni... but not as you know it


Students and staff can develop professional skills during field trips to the most fascinating places on Earth. Students don't just leave with degrees, they finish with stories. JCU staff are committed to inspiring those stories through research and teaching excellence that brings together people and societies, the natural world, the built environment and experiential learning.


Stories about Research and Teaching

Creating a brighter future for life in the Tropics worldwide through graduates and discoveries that make a difference

Benefits of Working at JCU

JCU is strongly committed to equity and diversity in the workplace and aspires to continue developing a workforce that reflects the diversity, capacities and capabilities of people from the regions in which we operate. We are committed to developing future leaders, building upon the wealth of wisdom and experience embodied by our current academic leaders, we will identify and nurture those who will take JCU into the future.

Remuneration Package

An appropriate and attractive salary will be offered including a range of flexible salary packaging options.

Benefits
  • Five weeks’ annual recreation leave
  • Annual Leave Loading
  • Generous sick, carer's and cultural leave
  • Generous long service leave pro-rata at 7 years
  • Up to 6 months paid parental leave
  • Flexible working options
  • Ongoing professional and career development
  • Attractive options for salary packaging
  • Staff study assistance and paid study leave
  • Fitness Passport
  • Access to online media subscriptions
  • Corporate discount on health insurance
  • Free Employee Assistance Program (Coaching and Counselling)
  • On-campus cafés, gym, pool, hairdresser, post office and childcare
  • Re-location and immigration assistance can be negotiated
  • Balance of work and life so you can enjoy a lifestyle that supports a diverse range of leisure and sporting interests
Superannuation

Generous superannuation scheme with up to 17% employer contributions.


Our character and actions are underpinned by our values and beliefs:

Values
  • Excellence
  • Authenticity
  • Integrity
  • Sustainability
  • Mutual respect
  • Discovery
  • Creativity and Innovation
Beliefs
  • We recognise that knowledge has the power to change lives
  • We ignite and support a passion for learning in our community
  • We are enriched by and celebrate our communities’ diversity
  • We understand that a sustainable environment is central to our lives and our work
  • We strive to anticipate and respond to our community’s needs delivering education and research in more flexible ways
  • We uphold our commitments

We’re looking for our employees of the future who subscribe to our values and beliefs and recognise that knowledge has the power to change lives. We ignite and support a passion for learning in our community and welcome dedicated professionals who can help us make a difference.


JCU has an Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Workforce Strategy.

Candidates are supported knowing JCU’s Vice Chancellor and senior management team are fully committed to the goals and strategies laid out in the Workforce Strategy to increase, retain and develop our Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff.

Increasing numbers of staff at JCU are undertaking cultural awareness training, so members on the selection panel should have an understanding of significant cultural differences.


SAGE (Science and Gender Equity)

SAGE is a national program promoting gender equity and diversity in science, technology engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM). It is based on the principles of the UK's Athena SWAN Charter, an evaluation and accreditation framework that addresses the improvement of gender equity policies and practices in STEMM.

JCU is one of 45 organisations participating in the SAGE Pilot of the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises institutional capacity to eliminate gender inequity and a demonstrated commitment to bolster the hiring, promotion and retention of women, while also improving the workplace environment for people of all genders.

JCU encourages diversity

JCU has an extensive program in place to encourage diversity, examples of which include:

  • Diversity messages in our recruitment advertising, such as, “We are enriched by and celebrate our workplace diversity and welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds and abilities”.
  • Extensive event calendar where JCU students and staff come together to acknowledge, celebrate and raise awareness of the diverse groups that make up our community, including Harmony Day, International Women’s Day, NAIDOC Week, Disability Action Week, IDAHOT (International Day Against Homophobia), Transphobia and Biphobia.
  • Diversity training for all staff.

JCU has a comprehensive calendar of events that celebrate diversity. Joining the organisation in these activities, or participating as an invitee, is an effective way to participate in diversity focused activities. There are also many student organised events and staff are almost always welcome at these.

Access to disability services during recruitment and selection

If you are interested in applying for a position at JCU and require assistance with making your application, please discuss your needs with the Chairperson for the position.

When offered an interview, please discuss with the person who contacts you any access assistance you may require, so this can be accommodated.

Benefits available to JCU employees

Refer to Working at JCU.

Should you have any additional questions not featured in our FAQs please contact the Chairperson in the first instance.


Join a university known for its world-leading research, knowledge infrastructure, partnerships and research findings.

JCU is equally committed to high-quality and high-impact research. To realise these outcomes, the University has invested substantially in structures and facilities to support research and development activity. Wherever possible these initiatives have been leveraged to obtain additional external investment and the best value outcomes in facility development.

One of several key aspects in JCU's success lies in its unique geographical location. The advantages of this to our researchers and graduate students cannot be overstated, with ready access to the most spectacular and diverse natural laboratories in the world. Field site environments for research on coral reefs, tropical rainforests, coastal wetlands, woodland savannahs and the arid outback are all available in our backyard. The University has invested in field research stations to take further advantage of this tropical landscape. Find out more about JCU's research centres, institutes and colleges.

This commitment has resulted in hard-earned accolades, with Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rating 83% of JCU’s research fields as world-class or above. JCU received the highest possible rating, well above world standard, in the research areas of ecological applications, ecology, environmental science and management, fisheries sciences, geology, medical microbiology, organic chemistry and plant biology. Every field of research in medical and health sciences was rated world-class or above.

JCU received a rating of world-class or above in the following research areas:

  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Archaeology
  • Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology
  • Classical Physics
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Criminology
  • Ecological Applications
  • Ecology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Environmental Science and Management
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Fisheries Science
  • Geochemistry
  • Geology
  • Human Geography
  • Human Movement and Sports Science
  • Immunology
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Materials Engineering
  • Medical Biochemistry and Metabolomics
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Microbiology
  • Neurosciences
  • Nursing
  • Oncology and Carcinogenesis
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry and Environmental Geoscience
  • Plant Biology
  • Public Health and Health Services
  • Sociology
  • Specialist Studies in Education
  • Technology
  • Tourism
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Zoology.

JCU campuses and research hubs are on the doorstep of some of the world’s most spectacular environments, including:

  • The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
  • The rainforests of the Wet Tropics
  • The savannahs of Cape York Peninsula
  • The deserts of the arid outback.

Some of these unique environments are home to JCU's exceptional research facilities, including:

Governments and global businesses consider JCU’s research as central to the future of the tropics. JCU has strong links with rural, remote and Indigenous communities in the Asia Pacific region. Many local, national and international research organisations and industry groups collaborate with JCU. These linkages help ensure our courses are research-rich and reflect the latest innovations. Many of our staff and students are co-located with researchers from partner institutions.


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A group of students sitting on a sunny beach in Tropical North Queensland.

About Tropical North Queensland

With the Great Barrier Reef, Australian Outback and ancient rainforests, North Queensland has a treasure-trove of natural wonders to explore.

The urban centres of Cairns and Townsville are major commercial and tourism hubs, providing opportunities for business, recreation and adventure.

North Queensland is home to some of the best weather that Australia has to offer. Sunny days, warm waters, cool ocean breezes and a generally comfortable climate are part of what make North Queensland such a popular place to live.

The North Queensland climate is characterised by two distinct seasons, with warm temperatures and a low rainfall during the winter period while summer sees higher rainfall and warmer, balmy temperatures.

For more information, visit JCU North Queensland.

For more information

Phone: +61 7 4781 4345 Email: deancse@jcu.edu.au