First listed on: 22 November 2019

Faculty of Engineering & IT / School of Computer Science

At UTS the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose. We are recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity. Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, we are among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines. UTS Equal Futures celebrates and supports women in academia through every stage of their career.

As part of Athena SWAN, UTS has set an overarching target of 40 per cent academic women in STEMM by 2022. The School of Computer Science is committed to UTS’s target and supporting the career development of women academics. UTS Women in Engineering & IT program fosters a network of passionate females and males who are actively involved in the development of our next generation of young engineering and IT professionals.  


The School of Computer Science is recruiting for a Lecturer / Senior Lecturer – Interaction Design to play a key role in conducting research, securing research funding and achieving world-standard research outcomes. In addition, the Lecturer / Senior Lecturer will teach subjects in the broad area of Interaction Design as part of our undergraduate and postgraduate course offerings, including but not limited to:

  • Fundamentals of Interaction Design
  • Advanced Interaction Design
  • Interaction Design Studio
  • Human-Centred Design Methods.

The School of Computer Science is internationally recognised as one of Australia’s most industry-focused leaders in research, teaching and learning in computer science, information technology and information systems. The position will be based at the centrally located UTS Campus in Ultimo and will report directly to the Head of Discipline, Associate Professor Andrew Johnston.


About the role
The Lecturer / Senior Lecturer will work closely with the Head of School Computer Science and Deputy Head of School (Teaching & Learning) and the academic team to develop and deliver course content. The Lecturer / Senior Lecturer will work closely with the Educational Designer to align content and delivery to UTS Model of Learning and ensure that the School of Computer Science curriculum meets the needs of internal and external stakeholders.

Role requirements include:

  • Proven ability to teach and coordinate subjects related to the School portfolio and contribute to curriculum development.
  • Proven ability to undertake research.
  • Proven ability to forge links with the industry and other key stakeholders.


About you

  • Demonstrated interest in interaction design/user experience and related areas.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Interaction Design, Human-Computer Interaction or directly relevant areas.
  • A doctorate in an appropriate field as well as a successful record of research achievement.
  • Research experience in Interaction Design/Human-Computer Interaction.

Experience with teaching in Interaction Design and related technical areas (e.g. HTML, CSS, Javascript, Arduino or Processing) is highly regarded, yet not mandatory.

Base Salary Range:
$105,021 to $146,614 pa (Level B - C)
This role attracts 17% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary.
UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.


This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a continuing basis.

Our vision is to be a leading public university of technology recognised for our global impact. We are a dynamic and innovative university, ranked by the Times Higher Education as Australia’s top young university, and located centrally in one of the world’s most liveable cities. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow.

How To Apply

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities please click the apply link and download the Position Statement from the UTS website.

UTS is committed to diversity and inclusion in our workforce and we encourage applicants where relevant to include a relative to opportunity or career disruption/break statement within their CV.


You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Answering Selection Criteria​.


Only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted.  Current UTS employees should apply through their UTS Employee Self Service function.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC154419.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to Pam Price in the UTS Recruitment Team at or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Please be advised that as part of the selection process that you may be requested to deliver a presentation, the audience for which may include individuals not on the Selection Panel.


Closing Date:  Thursday 19th December 2019 at 11.59pm(AEST)

Please note: If you have a disability that requires adjustment to the recruitment process or an alternative application pathway please contact for assistance.


We welcome applications from women, Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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