Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Human Computer Interaction

The University of Sydney - School of Information Technologies, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies

  • Contribute to the faculty’s well-respected teaching and research program
  • Develop your research profile in a collaborative supportive team
  • Three year, fixed term position, remuneration package: $120k - $170k p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super) 

About the opportunity
The School of Information Technologies (SIT) invites applications from outstanding candidates for a three-year (fixed-term) Lecturer or Senior Lecturer position (Level B or C) in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) starting immediately. The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

This is an attractive opportunity for candidates with an interest and passion for high quality research and teaching in human-centred technology and more broadly, HCI. The current areas of focus include Human-Computer Interaction design, User-Centred Design, novel interaction methods, user customisation, and personalisation. 

Established as the first computer science department in Australia in the 1960s, the School of Information Technologies (SIT) at the University of Sydney is research intensive and has a strong tradition of research-led teaching. SIT is one of the five schools in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies 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 were 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 four IEEE Fellows, 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 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 Algorithmics.

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

About you
To be successful, you will have a PhD in computer science, or a closely related discipline. You must show evidence of excellent research achievements and the ability to publish your research in highly-ranked outlets, particularly in the areas outlined above. 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 and HCI related courses.

For more information about the position, please refer to the Candidate Information Pack on the University of Sydney Careers page.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm 22 October  2017 (Sydney time)

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