Lecturer in civil engineering, job reserved for women with 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 an aspiring scholar to be part of a teaching and research team at a university recognized internationally for its excellent quality of teaching and research with particular emphasis on environmental sustainability in its engineering education and research programs.

As a proud member of the Athena SWAN Charter, 10-Year Plan Champion for Women in STEM, and WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, ECU is committed to breaking down barriers to gender equality in the workplace. of work. We aim 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 range of strategies outlined in our Athena SWAN action plan and the ECU Gender Equality Strategy 2019-2021, we work to remove structural and cultural barriers and foster diversity in higher education and research. Athena SWAN’s accreditation application process identified priority areas for the university, including the recruitment of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). With female university participation rates in STEM at 24% and only 4% in the School of Engineering in 2017, the School of Engineering set goals and committed to adopting strategies that would increase the number female teachers within the school and would redress the gender imbalance. The School successfully achieved its first target of 12% in December 2019 and continues to participate in academic initiatives aimed at improving gender parity in engineering.

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 successful development and development. 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, mechanics, mechatronics, electrical energy, electrical and renewable energy, electronics and communications, instrumentation control and automation, computer systems, petroleum and engineering. 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 a professionally accredited Master of Engineering degree. ECU was ranked in the Top 151-175 in the Times Higher Education 2021 World University Rankings for Engineering and Technology. Additionally, Engineering at ECU has been ranked above the global standard in the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia rating by the Australian Research Council. The school offers a supportive, collegial work environment and benefits from exceptional teaching and research facilities which 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 programs by research programs. The School is now seeking to nominate a candidate who can make a significant contribution to the School’s world-class research and teaching activities. The successful candidate will have a solid experience in research and teaching in civil engineering. Experience in industry or education or research in construction technology and site management will be an advantage. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to leverage unique and world-class research facilities for high-impact industry collaboration and 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 expected to demonstrate personal qualities consistent with the University’s values ​​of integrity, respect, rational research and personal excellence.

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


“I joined the ECU School of Engineering in 2019 as it is one of the best engineering schools in Australia and around the world. I was particularly impressed with the teaching and teaching facilities. cutting-edge research, which are some of the most modern and best-equipped facilities I have ever seen.I enjoy working at ECU because of the positive, dynamic and stimulating work environment; it values, supports and promotes academics who strive for excellence and offer many opportunities for advancement and professional growth and development. So far, I have received great support from my colleagues, and have been able to advance my career in many ways . As an academic, I really appreciate the school’s work-life balance policy and flexible work environment. “

Dr 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.

The ECU is a smoke free environment.


Interested applicants 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 continue your expression of interest.

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