The School of Computer Science is seeking to
appoint an enthusiastic and talented Lecturer
with expertise in Computer Science on a three
(3) year fixed-term full-times basis.

You will join international research leaders who
are focussed on creating positive futures
through computer science knowledge and
innovations that transform society. You will
contribute to research that has a real world
impact through the development of intelligent
systems that are responsive to human needs
and requirements. You will be expected to
contribute knowledge and research leadership
to develop interactive systems and algorithms
that can cooperatively construct meaning from
text, images, speech and user interactions.

We are looking for a candidate with expertise
and experience in applied artificial intelligence
research that has resulted in interactive
prototypes and demonstration systems. This
research will be undertaken in a diverse range
of domains, and evidence of working with
domain experts will be highly valued. Current
projects involve healthcare professionals,
scientists, educators, children and people with
intellectual disabilities. You will teach
undergraduate and post-graduate computer
science students who are studying topics such
as programming, software development, data
science, artificial intelligence, and machine
learning.

This position reports to the Head of School
Computer Science for supervision, workload
management, and for Performance Planning
and Review (PPR).

Key responsibilities include:

  • Undertaking high quality research,
including publication in high quality peer
reviewed journals.
  • Supervising research students at both
undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • Contributing the development, delivery,
assessment and coordination of high
quality educational experiences to inspire
the next generation of computer scientists.
  • Fostering and building effective
relationships with industry partners and
external collaborators.
  • Implementing and administering University
policy within the Faculty with respect to

equitable access to education and
workplace health and safety.


To be appointed as a Lecturer the successful
applicant must meet the position classification
standards outlined in the QUT Enterprise
Agreement (Academic Staff).

Type of appointment

This appointment will be offered on a fixed-
term, full-time basis for three (3) years.
Flexible work arrangements, such as changes
to hours and patterns or locations of work, are
supported for this role.

Location

Gardens Point campus.

Selection Criteria

1. Completion of a doctoral qualification in
applied artificial intelligence – for example,
active learning, distributional semantics,
image processing, speech recognition.

2. Research experience, including a track
record in the production of high-quality
research publications.

3. Experience in the design, implementation,
and deployment of interactive systems
(e.g., prototype system) for specific end-
users, ideally in collaboration with experts
from the field of human-computer
interaction.

4. A record of producing high-quality
educational experiences at a tertiary level,
as demonstrated by student feedback and
outcomes.

5. Experience in successful supervision of
undergraduate and/or postgraduate
research student projects.

6. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively
within interdisciplinary research teams, as
well as proven ability to use initiative, and to
work independently with minimal
supervision to deliver outcomes.

7. A record of employing leadership and
initiative in self-directed and collaborative
contexts.

Remuneration and Benefits

The classification for this position is Academic
Level B (LEVB) which has an annual
remuneration range of AUD$113,871 to
$135,236 pa. which is inclusive of an annual
salary range of AUD$97,325 to $115,586 pa
and 17% superannuation.



In July 2020 QUT staff voted in favour of a
variation to the Enterprise Agreement. The Fair
Work Commission approved this variation
effective 28 August 2020.

The variation impacts leave loading (for new
staff no loading will be paid or accrued during
the period the variation is in effect), salary
increases (the salary increase which was due
to occur in the first full pay period of December
2020 has been deferred until the first full pay
period of December 2021) and superannuation
(superannuation will be paid to staff as though
the salary increase which would have been
paid in December 2020 has taken effect and,
subject to the rules of the superannuation fund,
a defined benefit member will continue to make
contributions in alignment with the
contributions made by the University). A link to
the variation is here.

We actively seek to attract and retain the best
talent to the organisation, and in exceptional
circumstances, the successful candidate may
be granted a salary loading in addition to the
above salary range.

Beyond personal and professional fulfilment, a
career at QUT brings a broad range of tangible
benefits. With competitive remuneration
including superannuation, the University offers
real and generous benefits.

QUT is a high quality and flexible organisation

that is proud of its excellent employment

conditions which include but are not limited to:


  • Reduced working year scheme
  • Parental leave provisions
  • Study support encompassing leave and
financial assistance
  • Comprehensive professional
development
  • Salary Packaging

Further benefits can be found at the Working
at QUT page.

Information for applicants

The School of Computer Science is committed
to diversifying our academic workforce.
Women, non-binary/gender-diverse people,
and Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait
Islander people are encouraged to apply.

For further information about the position,
please contact Professor Peta Wyeth, Head
of School on +61 73138 2868 or for further

information about working at QUT contact
Human Resources on +61 7 3138 4104

QUT welcomes applications from candidates
outside the greater Brisbane area. QUT may
meet some travel and relocation expenses
involved in the interview and employment
commencing process.

QUT is proud to be an inaugural Athena
SWAN charter member. We have extensive
and established support programs for women
in STEMM. For more information on the
Athena SWAN charter, contact Tracy
Straughan on +61 7 3138 1584.

Candidates who are interested in the position
are encouraged to apply even though they
may feel they are not strong on individual
selection criteria.

In assessing merit, the panel will take into
consideration “performance or achievement
relative to opportunity”. We recognise that
many staff today have a range of personal
circumstances, and career histories that
challenge traditional ideas of an academic staff
member. This may mean, for example,
prioritising the quality of achievement rather
than the quantity, as considerations of part-
time employment, career interruptions and
significant periods of leave are taken into
account when assessing performance or
achievement.

The selection panel is also committed to
conducting a process which is fair and free
from bias, including unconscious bias.

How to Apply

For further information and to apply, please
visit www.qut.edu.au/jobs for reference
number 20280.

When applying for this position your
application must include the following:

  • A current resume
  • A cover letter addressing the selection

criteria (no more than 3 pages) which
includes:
o A brief narrative (approximately half a

page) describing your research and
its real world significance and impact,
including your agenda for future
research.

o Optional Relevant examples of
interactive system prototypes and/or
demonstrators you have developed.


Applications close: 14 October 2020.


About QUT

QUT is a major Australian university with a
global outlook and a 'real world' focus. We are
one of the nation’s fastest growing research
universities and our courses are in high
demand.

We are an ambitious and collaborative
institution that seeks to equip our students
and graduates with the skills they will need in
an increasingly disrupted and challenged
world. We are transforming the student
experience we offer our 50,000 students and
we place a premium on the international and
national accreditation of our various
professional degrees.

Our internationally award-winning Science
and Engineering Centre is home to The Cube,
acknowledged as one of the world’s largest
digital interactive learning and display spaces.
QUT established the world's first Creative
Industries Faculty, and we invest heavily in
collaborative learning and interdisciplinary
research environments, including the $95M
Education Precinct.

Further information about QUT can be
obtained from the website at www.qut.edu.au.

Our Vision

QUT’s Blueprint 6 is our institutional strategic
plan. The Blueprint formalises QUT’s
ambitions and declares our strong sense of
purpose which is to provide transformative
education and research relevant to our
communities. It provides a framework and
strategies to enable QUT to realise our vision
to be the university for the real world and
identifies the following priorities:

  • support aspiration and inclusion
  • encourage creativity and entrepreneurship
  • embrace digital transformation and
technology
  • embed principles of health and wellbeing
  • support Indigenous Australian
engagement, success and empowerment
  • enable professional engagement and
ethical leadership and,
  • focus on the environment and
sustainability

Aligned to and supporting our vision are the
QUT Values. These Values highlight what
makes QUT distinct and successful. Providing
a compass for our decisions, actions and
behaviours and strengthening our community.

QUT Values

  • Ambition
  • Curiosity
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Inclusiveness

About the School of
Computer Science

The School of Computer Science undertakes
research at the frontiers of computer science
knowledge, and we are committed to sharing
our innovations with the world. The impact of
our research is advancing methods, providing
tools, and creating insights that allow people
and organisations to flourish in our rapidly
changing digital world. We are shaping the
future by inspiring the next generation
computer scientists through educational
programs that reflect advances in the field of
information technology, engage students in
complex and creative problem solving, and
provide genuine industry partnerships. We are
leading change to better support diversity and
inclusion in the field of computer science.

The school includes 28 on-going academics,
20 fixed-term staff, and over 100 higher
degree research students. These staff and
students lead and conduct research that has a
real world impact, through a focus on
innovations that are smart, safe, and
satisfying. We have expertise in machine
learning, artificial intelligence, human-
computer interaction, data and text mining,
information security, cloud computing, and
augmented and virtual reality. Our academics
are involved in large research initiatives such
as the ARC Centre of Excellence for the
Digital Child, the Cyber Security CRC, the
QUT Centre for Data Science, and the
Australian Acoustic Observatory.

About the Science and
Engineering Faculty
Our mission is to be the partner of choice
for STEM education and research.
The Science and Engineering Faculty (SEF)
delivers programs in Science, Engineering,
Information Technology, Mathematics and
Urban Development to over 12,000 students.
The Faculty’s courses are in high demand and
student feedback indicates some of the
highest satisfaction with overall education
experience in the sector. QUT is accredited by
the UK Higher Education Academy and to date


more than 500 staff have achieved fellowships.

The Faculty is home to outstanding esearchers
of international renown, including four ARC
Australian Laureate Fellows and five Highly
Cited Researchers. Five ARC Centres of
Excellence, including the Australian Centre for
Robotic Vision and Australian Centre of
Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical
Frontiers, are hosted by the Faculty. In the
most recent 2018 Excellence in Research for
Australia rankings, 91 percent of the Faculty’s
research was rated as above or well above
world standard.

The Faculty demonstrates a dedicated
commitment to addressing the problems of our
time through active participation in 13
Cooperative Research Centres, including three
announced in 2019: Future Battery Industries;
Future Food Systems; and SmartSats. Faculty
members are also regularly supported in
their fundamental and applied research
through the Australian Research Council and
industry bodies such as the Rural
Development Corporation.

Strong industry connections enable us to
address genuine challenges through research
and offer our students relevant and practical
experience. Through long-standing
collaborations with partners such as BMW,
Boeing, Stryker, Shell and the Commonwealth
Bank of Australia, we remain at the forefront of
teaching by facilitating learning that is
delivered on campus, online and in the real
world.

QUT has received a bronze award in the
inaugural Science in Australian Gender Equity
(SAGE) pilot, a national program promoting
gender equity and gender diversity in STEMM,
with the SEF as a key leader.
www.qut.edu.au/science-engineering

Our researchers use world-class facilities and
engage in large-scale programmatic activities,
allowing coordinated research to be
undertaken at scale to address global
challenges.






The Faculty partners with QUT’s two
transdisciplinary research institutes, the
Institute for Future Environments (IFE) and the
Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
(IHBI). We are the majority Faculty partner in
IFE, which is focused on the future nexus of
natural, built and virtual environments and
generates knowledge, technology and
practices that make our world more
sustainable, secure and resilient. The IFE is
home to the worldclass Central Analytical
Research Facility, supporting a global
research community through state-of-the-art
instrumentation for scientific analysis.
www.qut.edu.au/institute-for-future-
environments

After the Faculty of Health, the Science and
Engineering Faculty is also the most significant
partner in IHBI, which is focused on
developing partnerships between health and
biomedical scientists to bring new treatments
to patients and to provide better health for
our community.
www.qut.edu.au/institute-of-health-and-
biomedical-innovation


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