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Associate Professor or Professor of Computer Science

University of the Sunshine Coast
Petrie, Moreton Bay (AU)
Level D.1 $151, 576 to Level E.1 $195,076
Closing date
Oct 10, 2022

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Physical Sciences, Computer Sciences
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Associate Professor or Professor of Computer Science

  • School of Science, Technology and Engineering  | Moreton Bay Campus
  • Level D.1 $151, 576 to Level E.1 $195,076 p.a., plus 17% employer superannuation
  • Full-time, ongoing

About the opportunity

You will lead and mentor our small but extremely talented staff within the Technology Discipline and grow our national and international reputation in both research and teaching. You will build on our research strengths in the broad areas of data science; cyber security; human factors / design science; and smart design for industry (including machine learning & AI, IoT, Cloud, security & networking) as well as establishing transdisciplinary links within and outside of UniSC. If you are a talented person working in other areas of computer science who feels they can help us build transdisciplinary links within and outside of the University, then we would also welcome your application.

Ideally, you will be able to teach across a broad range of courses at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level in the areas of computer science, data science and information technology. You will be responsible for developing and coordinating the suite of courses in one or more of the following research and teaching areas:  

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence   Digital Signal and Image Processing/Machine Vision   Intermediate/advanced software development, object-oriented programming   Cyber security Cloud and mobile development (DevOps and full stack web development)   Networking and the Internet of things   Low level computing (computer organization, operating systems, embedded programming, data structures and algorithms, compilers)   Wearable technology and digital fabrication 

You will:

  • design, develop, evaluate and improve curricula and teaching;
  • make use of appropriate technologies and media to support and enhance learning, teaching, assessment and evaluation;
  • maintain currency in your discipline; support students to be successful learners; purposefully develop focused expertise within a field; and
  • develop and maintain strategic research partnerships.

About UniSC

As one of Australia’s fastest growing universities, UniSC is ripe with opportunities for passionate, skilled and determined leaders who want to make an impact in higher education.

We are one of the most respected universities in Australia for our teaching quality, as acknowledged by our five-star rating in the Good Universities Guide - a title we have held for 16 consecutive years.

On the world stage, we are a recognised global leader when it comes to sustainability principles. In the 2021 Times Higher Education’s Impact Rankings, UniSC was ranked as third in the world for our research, outreach and stewardship when it comes to conserving and protecting life underwater. For life on the land, we were ranked fifth– both titles a welcome recognition of our work in these specialty areas of research and stewardship.

The standings come alongside the Australian Research Council’s recognition of UniSC as a producer of world-class research in 26 areas, including environmental impact, mental and medical health, technology, and human behaviour.

UniSC’s impact in national and international research continues to be fast-growing and, since 2013, we have more than tripled our annual research income to $26 million.

While these results are impressive, they are just the start of our story. We are young, agile and determined to become Australia’s premier regional university.

We warmly encourage you to join us on this journey.

About you

Your extensive achievement in University-level teaching and learning will see you succeed in this balanced teaching and research role. Your ability and dedication to foster excellence in teaching and research is a key attribute. You have an outstanding record in research of international standing and create highly effective research teams. You bring a collegial, collaborative, and supportive work ethic that empowers you to develop positive and effective working relationships with stakeholders including industry, researchers, colleagues and students.

You will possess:

With appointment at either Associate Professor/Professor level, the successful appointee will have:

  • completion of a doctoral qualification in a relevant field and comprehensive experience as an academic;
  • a clear and coherent research program with a strong track record of sustained and productive engagement in high quality research;
  • effectiveness in teaching and educational innovation;
  • effective mentoring to develop the research capability of mid and early career researchers; and
  • success in academic administrative functions.

At UniSC, we have a genuine commitment to diversity and inclusion and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all cultures, genders, abilities, and experiences. Should you require additional support, email or phone +61 7 5430 2830.


For a confidential discussion about this opportunity, please contact:

Professor Stuart Parsons

Dean, School of Science, Technology and Engineering

Telephone +61 7 5430 1217 or email:

Please apply by Midnight, Monday 10 October 2022

To view the Candidate Prospectus or apply, please visit Job Opening 22106.

A completed application includes:

  • Academic CV
  • A statement of suitability not to exceed three pages. This statement should outline your skills, knowledge and qualitities that will make you a success at UniSC.

Benefits of working at UniSC

UniSC is a community which recognises and embraces diversity among our staff, students and community partnerships. We provide an inclusive environment where each person feels they belong and are respected, connected and empowered to rise, and shine.

UniSC is a proud recipient of the prestigious Athena SWAN Bronze Award, granted as part of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) initiative which aims to address and improve gender equity in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) disciplines. Attaining an award is recognition of our ongoing commitment to improving gender equity and ensuring that women from diverse backgrounds, as well as underrepresented groups, are best positioned to reach their full potential.

UniSC offers career enhancement opportunities such as professional development and specialised leadership and management programs. We are an inclusive employer offering flexible work options, extensive and generous leave options and a 36.25 hour working week for our professional staff. For more information, visit our website/

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