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Lecturer/senior Lecturer/associate Professor - Kalgoorlie Campus

Curtin University - Perth, WA

Education, Childcare & Training
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Job reference: 663935

  • $101,079 -$148,350 plus 17% Superannuation and subsidised quality housing
  • Continuing role (ALB-ALD)
  • Kalgoorlie Campus

WA School of Mines: Minerals, Energy and Chemical Engineering

Curtin University WA School of Mines is a tertiary education provider in Kalgoorlie providing engineering degrees specialising in Mining and Metallurgy. We have operated in the Goldfields since 1902 and as at 2020, Curtin University is ranked in the top 1% of universities globally according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities and aims to maintain this international standing.

Your new role

An exciting and rare permanent opportunity exists for an enthusiastic and passionate academic with an outstanding record of research outputs to join the WA School of Mines based in our Kalgoorlie campus located on the door step of the flourishing local mining industry which offers strong opportunity for its academics to collaborate with the resources industry in the Goldfields region of Western Australia in not only traditional metalliferous mining but in the burgeoning battery minerals sector. 

The School has recently undertaken a major curriculum update of its flagship program in Mining Engineering to incorporate quality learning of emerging areas such as data analytics, automation and industrial internet. The revised curriculum will be progressively rolled out, and is designed to train the mining leaders of the future.

This role will be appointed at either ALB, ALC or ALD, depending on the experience and skillset of the potential candidate. We are looking to recruit an emerging or developed academic, someone with the drive and ambition to contribute to a new vision for Mining Engineering at Curtin University. We are interested to receive applications from candidates who poses demonstrated capacity within industry led research and engagement, with the ability to secure sustained research funding and have demonstrated excellence in innovative and future forward teaching and learning.

We are interested to hear from applicants with experience in the following sectors:

  • Mining Geomechanics and Mine Geotechnical Engineering
  • Mining Automation and Data Analysis
  • Critical Materials and Energy Transition

If you are an innovative researcher with the determination to develop cutting edge, future-forward industry directed research with the minerals sector, we want to hear from you! This is an outstanding opportunity to work within our world class Kalgoorlie campus. The successful applicant is integral to the strategic renewal of a distinctive Mining Engineering programme and associated work-integrated learning experiences that take advantage of the WA School of Mines co-location with active industry partners and strong Alumni network.

Duties include:

  • Working alongside local and international industry to deliver world class teaching and research outcomes.
  • Actively seek opportunities for competitive research grants and/or fellowships.
  • Publish/exhibit in high quality refereed journals/outlets in manner consistent with disciplinary practice.
  • Deliver high quality and innovative teaching to undergraduate and postgraduate students across a range of modes and levels.
  • Conduct tutorials, practical classes, demonstrations, workshops, student field excursions, clinical sessions and/or studio sessions as appropriate, which stimulate and foster student learning and engagement.
  • Develop pedagogically innovative curriculum that incorporates real-world relevance.
  • Undertake course coordination as required.
  • Supervise honours students or postgraduate students.
  • Contribute to academic service, engagement and the management and collegiality within the University.
  • Participate in and provide leadership in external activities and community engagement.
  • Proactive participation in and development of industry engagement and work integrated learning activities
  • Provide leadership in relation to school/faculty-wide initiatives (ALC/ALD only)

You will bring to this role:

  • A PhD or equivalent in related discipline.
  • An established record of research outputs/creative works in high quality refereed academic journals/outlets consistent with the discipline.
  • Evidence of an established national reputation and growing international profile and a record of obtaining research income, including nationally competitive research grants and/or fellowships.
  • Proven high level teaching skills with a demonstrated reflective approach to teaching.
  • A significant contribution to scholarship in teaching and experience in curriculum development and unit/course coordination.
  • Proven high level teaching skills with a demonstrated reflective approach to teaching.
  • A significant contribution to scholarship in teaching and experience in curriculum development and unit/course coordination.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to lead major curriculum and/or research initiatives, provide mentoring to less experienced staff and supervise HDR students (ALC/ALD only)

Next steps

Please apply on-line with a cover letter, resume and separate document addressing the selection criteria to enable us to assess your suitability for the role. The selection criteria can be found under essential criteria within the Academic Role Statement relevant to the level you are applying to. If you require reasonable accommodation to participate in the recruitment process please advise in your cover letter. 

To view a copy of Curtin University's standard academic role statements, please copy and paste the following link into your browser. Please address the selection criteria relevant to the role you are applying for.

Applications close: Tuesday 15th June 2021

Contact details

If you have a query in relation to the application process please contact our careers team on or call Natalie Munro on 08 9266 2280.

If you would like to speak to a technical specialist please contact Sabina Shugg - Director, Kalgoorlie Campus on 08 08 9088 6156

Inclusion and Diversity at Curtin

We are committed to ensuring that Curtin has an inclusive environment, free from harassment, in which all students, staff and the community feel respected, valued and welcome.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, women, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and are committed to making reasonable adjustments to enable people with disability to participate fully in our recruitment, selection and appointment processes.


Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to remove the advert earlier than the date on the advert.