Associate Professor of Human Computer Interaction

Torrens University Australia
Ultimo, Sydney, Australia
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We are seeking an Associate Professor of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) who will contribute to the ongoing growth of information technology, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity at Torrens University.

The role is primarily responsible for preparing, delivering, facilitating, and assessing subjects and to ensure students are provided with the best opportunity to attain learning outcomes and satisfactorily complete their assessment tasks.  The incumbent is also expected to actively participate and contribute to curriculum development, course/subject coordination, reviews and continuous improvement, including validation and moderation activities.

An Associate Professor at Torrens is expected to make outstanding contributions to the University through teaching, research, scholarship, external engagement and academic leadership. An Associate Professor makes a significant contribution to the University, being the authority in their field, achieving national and/or international recognition.

As a senior academic and member of the Professoriate, an Associate Professor has the responsibility to provide disciplinary leadership through scholarship, curriculum development, academic development and the facilitation of excellent teaching and learning practise and development. They can be called upon to stimulate and provide strategic advice on critical issues and areas of decision making to lead, drive and support change for our institution’s future and the future of the communities we serve.  They shall respect and advocate for their responsibilities as they work individually and collectively to develop a positive and constructive institutional professorial culture through engagement and exposure to awareness and reflection opportunities. They will also work to inculcate a culture of excellence in teaching, research and leadership. An Associate Professor is pivotal in contributing to the development of research and research output and in developing Early Career Researchers (ECR’s) and Mid-Career Researchers (MCR’s) to ensure and enable academic development. It is expected that the position must contribute to the institution through industry/professional engagement and mentoring or leading other Academic employees.

Additional responsibilities may include leading specialist academic projects that contribute more broadly to developing an academic culture focused on excellence.  Where required, it is expected from the position to be actively involved in the institutional processes relating to academic administration, management and governance. At this stage, there is no leadership responsibility attached to the position (but there will likely be down the track).

This is a full time permanent role that will be based at our Ultimo Campus (Sydney). While this role is primarily based on campus, we deliver courses online and across multiple campuses. Flexible work arrangements are possible.

Who you are

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A Phd along with a high-quality track record in research in HCI or human-centred computing

  • Demonstrated knowledge of specific subject areas combined with a broad disciplinary background enabling contributions to teaching.

  • A strong track record of high-quality teaching

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and commitment to continuous professional development

  • Demonstrated ability to work competently and harmoniously with colleagues and students of all cultures and backgrounds

  • Demonstration of mentoring junior academic staff

  • Evidence of external research income either with industry, government bodies or through other competitive grants

  • Understanding of academic governance and quality assurance at a subject and course level

Why join us?
Bold, modern and agile, we’re Australia’s fastest-growing university going from 164 students in 2014 to 40,000+ alumni across 115+ countries and 2000 + staff today. In 2020, Australian Financial Review named us one of the country’s most innovative companies. As we continue to establish ourselves as a truly global university, we never lose sight of our student-centric approach. Supported by teams of passionate people, you’ll find opportunities for professional development and career progression.

We are a private, for-profit university with a robust research agenda as well as social impact initiatives focused on making the world a better place. We encourage meaningful work from our academics that contributes to our overall mission.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating an inclusive workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, age, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected characteristic.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for all positions.

Our culture
Just like our students, our employees are a diverse group who want to make an impact. When you join us, we give you the freedom to be bold, creative and courageous – with flexible working arrangements (hours and ways of working will vary from role to role) that allow you to bring your best. We’ve built a culture that celebrates community, collaboration and innovation, where people love what they do.

What we offer:
We support your personal passions, development and wellbeing, to make your working life a more rewarding experience. At Torrens University Australia , you’ll benefit from:
- a positive workplace environment that fosters a global, entrepreneurial mindset

- belonging to a team of researchers making a difference to society

- building on an academic culture connected to industry and community

- opportunities to innovate across teaching and research
- access to internal opportunities that promote professional growth
- flexible working arrangements

Hiring process
We aim to provide you with the necessary information you need at each stage of this process to put your best self forward. If you want to know more, or need assistance or accommodation during the recruiting phase, please contact your recruiter at [email protected]

To learn more about what makes Torrens University Australia a great place to work, visit

Job applications close 17 May