Lecturer/Senior Lecturer - Petroleum Engineering

Last updated 3 months ago
Job Type:Full Time

  • $99,043 to $117,312 pa (Level B), $120,961 to $139,228 pa (Level C)
  • Ongoing, Full Time, Joondalup Campus

  • Open to Australian and International applicants



$99,043 - $117,312 p.a. (Level B) plus 17% superannuation

$120,961 - $139,228 p.a. (Level C) plus 17% superannuation

Ongoing Full-Time Position


The School of Engineering at Edith Cowan University (ECU) was established in 1992. It is currently one of the fastest growing engineering schools in the nation 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 chemical, civil, civil and environmental, mechanical, mechatronics, electrical power, electrical and renewable energy, electronics and communications, instrumentation control and automation, computer systems, petroleum, naval architecture, ocean, and marine and offshore engineering. In addition to the standard 4-year engineering degree 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. ECU has been ranked in the Top 201-250 in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings for engineering and technology. Furthermore, Engineering at ECU has been rated as above world standard in the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia evaluation by the Australia Research Council. The School provides a supportive and collegial work environment and enjoys outstanding teaching and research facilities that are among the best in Australia.

In the discipline of Petroleum Engineering, the School offers a broad range of undergraduate, postgraduate by coursework, and higher degrees by research programs. The School is now seeking to appoint an academic staff for Petroleum Engineering. We are looking for a suitably qualified person who can make a significant contribution to the research and teaching activities. The successful applicant will have a strong background in research and teaching in petroleum engineering, with work experience in the petroleum industry being an advantage. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to leverage on the unique and world-class research facilities towards industry collaboration and high impact research outcomes. A seed funding of up to $50,000 may be provided to the successful applicant to help establish their research activities at ECU.

This job position is located at the Joondalup Campus which is about 25 km north of the Perth CBD. Perth is at the centre of development of Australia’s petroleum industry, having significant investments made by the government and multi-national companies. This is a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of research and education development to meet future industry needs. The Petroleum Engineering program at ECU aims to establish a close working relationship with the resource-based industries in Western Australia.

Applicants will need to demonstrate personal attributes that are congruent with the University’s values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry and Personal Excellence. The School promotes the use and development of sustainable technologies in both teaching and research. ECU is a smoke-free environment.

As a proud member of the Athena SWAN Charter and WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, ECU is committed to removing barriers to gender equity in the workplace. We aim to attract and retain those who have chosen a pathway in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM); suitably qualified female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply for this position.


ECU supports a work/life balance for staff. Benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet individual circumstances.

For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our Future Staff website.


Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the Associate Dean (Academic), Associate Professor Douglas Chai on d.chai@ecu.edu.au for more information and to discuss this job opportunity.

Closing Date

Applications close on 30 June 2019 at 11:30pm AWST.

How to Apply

Candidates are requested to attach a cover letter and a statement addressing the Selection Criteria to their CV, and upload as one document when applying for this position. Applications that have not addressed the Selection Criteria will not be considered.

ECU is diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds.