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Lecturer - Materials Science and Engineering in Delhi (Job Vacancy)



Mid-Senior level

Not Disclosed


1 Vacancies

73 Applicants|Posted 17 Day(s) ago

Job Description

This Job is based in Australia

  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The School of Materials Science and Engineering is one of the top ranked Materials programs in the Asia-Pacific regions and strongly positioned in every facet of materials science and engineering. It offers undergraduate programs in Materials Science and Engineering (Honours), as well as a number of combined degree programs with Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Commerce.

The Lecturer (Level B) in the School of Materials Science & Engineering is integral to the successful prosecution of a collaboration with one of our industry partners and the School’s broader research agenda. The Lecturer will work in an interdisciplinary research environment alongside experts in physical metallurgy of high temperature materials, high temperature corrosion, additive manufacturing, and sustainable materials processing to pursue a world-leading materials engineering research program.

The Lecturer will contribute to teaching and the development of lifelong learning offerings and will play a key role in helping to mentor the next generation of leaders in Materials Science & Engineering through research-student supervision and capacity building with industry and the broader community.

A successful Level B candidate will also be considered for the award of a position on the prestigious UNSW Scientia Program.

About The UNSW Scientia Program

The UNSW Scientia Program is one of the cornerstones of UNSW’s 2025 Strategy. A primary goal of the Program is to enhance UNSW's research performance by attracting and retaining exceptional early to mid-career researchers, with outstanding research track records. Scientia academics will be leaders in their School and Faculty and engage with the three pillars of social engagement, global impact and academic excellence.

UNSW Scientia academics have access to a range of development opportunities including career coaching tailored to their level of experience across research, teaching and leadership. Scientia academics will be mentored and will also develop the skills required to become mentors and research leaders themselves.

Appointments are made on a Convertible Tenure Track contract. The initial engagement is for 4 years fixed term with the possibility to convert to continuing tenure. The Scientia Program also allows flexibility to take research breaks to do other studies, take an industry engagement or follow other interests. We are also open to part-time appointments.

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About The Role

  • Level B ($119k - $140K) plus 17% superannuation and annual leave loading
  • 5 Years – Convertible Tenure Track
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The role of Lecturer reports to the Head of School and has no direct reports.

Specific Responsibilities For This Role Include

  • Design and conduct research projects to address the technical challenges of our industry partner, a global leader in bauxite, alumina, and aluminium products.
  • Have significant scholarly impact related to materials for extreme environments in Australia and globally and develop a nationally recognised research track record.
  • Apply existing and develop new research methods to advance structure-property-performance relationships of materials for extreme environments.
  • Discuss progress and collaborate with staff at our industry partner on a regular basis, both via online meetings and in person.
  • Contribute content to meet the reporting requirements of the industry partner.
  • Obtain research income from nationally competitive research grants (and/or research fellowships) and research end-users as a member or leader, at or above the level that is relevant to the discipline in leading universities.
  • Contribute to community engagement and public outreach on topics related to Materials Science & Engineering.
  • Engage with other industry, business and government on research and lifelong learning activities.
  • Mentor and guide students, groups, and colleagues; supervise HDRs to timely completion as joint and primary supervisor; and contribute to HDR review panels.
  • Conduct classes, assess student learning achievements and support students in postgraduate and undergraduate courses in line with UNSW policy.
  • Design and develop learning activities and resources and provide assessment and feedback using a range of suitable approaches and learning environments.
  • Align with and actively demonstrate the UNSW Values in Action: Our Behaviours and the UNSW Code of Conduct
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others.

About The Successful Applicant

(Selection Criteria)

To Be Successful In This Role You Will Have

  • A PhD in Materials Science & Engineering or related discipline and relevant research track record in materials for extreme environments.
  • Prior experience in Ni-based superalloys, metal additive manufacturing, and/or materials for hydrogen production and applications are highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated high level expertise in processing-structure-property relationships of engineering alloys and other inorganic materials, with focus on their high-temperature mechanical and corrosion performance.
  • Demonstrated high level skills in multiscale materials characterization techniques such as SEM, EBSD, EPMA, TEM, XRD, and atom probe.
  • Proven commitment to proactively keeping up to date with discipline knowledge and developments.
  • Demonstrated track record in research with outcomes of high quality and high impact with clear evidence of the desire and ability to continually achieve research excellence as well as the capacity for research leadership.
  • Experience in teaching and learning design, development and delivery at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level.
  • Demonstrated experience in outreach.
  • Demonstrated ability to work successfully both independently and in a team, to collaborate across disciplines, and to build effective relationships.
  • Evidence of highly developed interpersonal and organisational skills, and related ability to work successfully with industry, with an appreciation of the different drivers and timelines of industrial research partners.
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application.

Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


Michael Ferry


Applications close: May 20th, 2023

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UNSW is committed to equity diversity and inclusion. Applications from women, people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those living with disabilities, members of the LGBTIQ+ community; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff. The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

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