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Lecturer - Computer Science
University of Sydney

Date Posted Jul. 3, 2019
Title Lecturer - Computer Science
University University of Sydney
sydney, NSW, Australia
Department Faculty of Engineering
Application Deadline Aug. 4, 2019
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Computer/Information Sciences


  • Contribute to the faculty’s well-respected teaching and research program
  • Develop your research profile and build a research team collaboratively
  • 3-year fixed term positions at level B, remuneration package: Base salary $106,343 – $126,279 plus leave loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity

The School of Computer Science at the University of Sydney is embarking on an exciting growth journey. As a number of our researchers are undertaking fellowship positions, the School invites applications from outstanding candidates for fixed term positions in the general area of computer science. We are particularly interested in the following areas: Quantum Computing, Cybersecurity, IoT, Cloud and Service Computing, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, and Natural Language Processing.

This is an attractive opportunity for candidates with an interest and passion for high quality, excellent research and teaching. The ideal candidate will have a strong research background in one or more of the areas noted above. We are looking for team players who would help bring together current university efforts in these areas of research.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence.

To be successful, you will have a PhD in computer science, or a closely related discipline. You must show evidence of excellent research achievements in one of the focus areas and the ability to publish your research in highly-ranked outlets. A strong commitment to teaching and learning is required as well as evidence of ability to lecture and prepare new teaching material. You will be expected to teach a range of computer science courses.

The position is full-time, subject to completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees. The position is to be filled immediately. Membership of a University-approved superannuation scheme is a condition of appointment.

Applications should include a resume and cover letter stating reasons for your suitability for the role.

About us

The University of Sydney is Australia’s first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. We employ over 7600 permanent staff, supporting over 60,000 students.

Established as the first computer science department in Australia in the 1960s, the School of Computer Science (SCS) at the University of Sydney is research intensive and has a strong tradition of research-led teaching. SCS is one of the five schools in the Faculty of Engineering and enjoys a strong reputation for research and teaching within Australia and worldwide.

In the recent QS discipline rankings, computer science and information systems at the university was in the top 50 worldwide. In the 2015 Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) exercises, The University of Sydney was rated at 5 ("well above world-class standard", top score) in FOR code 08 (Information and Computing). The school is home to five IEEE Fellows, one ACM Fellow, four ACM Distinguished Scientists and seven Australian Research Council (ARC) fellows including one ARC Professorial Fellow and one ARC Future Fellow, editor-in-chiefs of prestigious journals, highly-cited authors, and distinguished members of professional associations. The school has a vibrant and successful PhD program with more than hundred and twenty students enrolled. Five previous PhD graduates have won the national CORE thesis award for the best computer science dissertation in Australia and New Zealand.

The school hosts a University Centre for Distributed and High Performance Computing that focuses on contemporary topics such as cloud computing infrastructures and green computing. The school has several school-based centers and labs which include visualization, big data and data analytics, image processing for biomedical applications, HCI, sensor cloud services, and algorithms.

The school offers undergraduate majors in computer science, information systems, software development and data science and combined programs with business, arts, science, and medical science. SCS also offers highly regarded postgraduate coursework programs in information technology, information technology management, health technology innovation, and data science.

The school has close links with several research labs through its collaboration with Data61, Cooperative Research Centre for Capital Markets, among others. SCS also has strong connections with industry partners including IBM, CISCO, Accenture, PwC, HP, Google, Amazon, Microsoft and major Sydney hospitals.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 1283/0619F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, 4 August 2019 (Sydney time)

  • We are committed to diversity and social inclusion. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, people who identify as LGBTIQ, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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