Lecturer in Civil Engineering, Female applicants only, employment at EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY


  • $102,253 to $120,814 per year (LEVEL B)

Edith Cowan University is committed to improving the representation of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through its Athena SWAN action plan. This opportunity is offered in accordance with Section 31 of the Equal Opportunities Act 1984 (WA) and therefore the University is only looking for female candidates.

NB. Previous applicants do not need to apply.


ECU is looking for a female scholar aspiring to be part of a teaching and research team at a university that is internationally recognized for its excellent teaching and research quality and has a particular focus on environmental sustainability in its programs teaching and research in engineering.

As a proud member of the Athena SWAN Charter, Women in STEM 10-Year Plan Champion, and WGEA Gender Equality Employer of Choice, ECU is committed to breaking down barriers to gender equity in the workplace. of work. Our goal is to attract and retain those who have chosen a path in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM); qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Through a series of strategies outlined in our Athena SWAN Action Plan and ECU Gender Equality Strategy 2019-2021, we work to break down structural and cultural barriers and foster diversity in higher education and research. The Athena SWAN credential application process has identified priority areas for the university, including recruiting women into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. With female academic participation rates in STEM at 24% and just 4% in the School of Engineering in 2017, the School of Engineering set goals and committed to strategies that would increase the number of female academics within the school and address the gender imbalance. The School successfully achieved its first goal of 12% in December 2019 and continues to participate in university initiatives to improve gender balance in engineering.

The Edith Cowan University School of Engineering (ECU) was established in 1992. It has been one of the fastest growing engineering schools in the country with a strong track record of success in developing and delivering quality undergraduate and postgraduate engineering programs that have strong alignment with industry and promote community and environmental sustainability. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Chemistry, Civil, Civil and Environmental, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Electrical Energy, Electrical and Renewable Energy, Electronics and Communications, Instrumentation Control and Automation, Computer Systems, Petroleum Engineering and maritime. In addition to the standard 4-year engineering courses, it was the first engineering school in Western Australia to offer the ‘3+2’ model of engineering education leading to an accredited master’s degree in engineering. professionals. ECU was ranked in the Top 151-175 of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021 for Engineering and Technology. Additionally, engineering at ECU was rated above the global standard in the Australia Research Council’s 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia assessment. The school offers a supportive and collegial working environment and benefits from exceptional teaching and research facilities that are among the best in Australia.

In the discipline of civil engineering, the school offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate by coursework and graduate degree by research programs. The School is now seeking to appoint a candidate who can make a significant contribution to the School’s world-class research and teaching activities. The successful candidate will have a strong background in civil engineering research and teaching. Experience in industry or in teaching or research in construction technology and site management will be an advantage. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to leverage the unique, world-class research facilities for industry collaboration and high-impact research results. Seed funding of up to $50,000 may be provided to the successful candidate to help establish their research activities at ECU.

Applicants will be required to demonstrate personal qualities consistent with the University’s values ​​of integrity, respect, rational pursuit and personal excellence.

At ECU, you will be encouraged and supported to further develop your career in a number of ways, including tailored mentorship, networking opportunities within the school and across the university. The university places a strong emphasis on inclusion, flexibility and relevance and we offer dedicated programs to break down barriers and enable career development and progression. ECU offers and promotes employees with flexible work arrangements that help you manage your work and personal responsibilities. Additionally, the self-directed nature of an academic career allows for a level of flexibility outside of hourly commitments.


“I joined ECU School of Engineering in 2019 as it is one of the best engineering schools in Australia and the world. I was particularly impressed with the teaching facilities and state-of-the-art research facilities, which are among the most up-to-date and well-equipped facilities I have ever seen.I enjoy working at ECU because of the positive, dynamic and stimulating; it values, supports and promotes academics who strive for excellence and offers many opportunities for advancement and professional growth and development. So far, I have received a lot of support from my colleagues and I have been able to advance my career in many ways. As a female scholar, I really appreciate the school’s policy on work-life balance and flexible working environment.”

Doctor Themelina Paraskeva

Lecturer and discipline coordinator in civil and environmental engineering

For more information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our employment opportunities website.

ECU is a smoke-free environment.


Interested candidates are encouraged to contact the Associate Dean (Academic), Associate Professor Douglas Chai on [email protected]

To express your interest

Please apply through the ECU HR portal and include the following:

  • Current academic CV;
  • Copy of your baccalaureate transcript;
  • Copy of your doctoral certificate; and
  • Copy of your Google Scholar H index with publications sorted by year.

We will contact you if we wish to pursue your expression of interest.

ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting societal differences. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address the under-representation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified individuals from all walks of life. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.