HILT – Lecturer/Lecturer B/C – Hydrogen in Heavy Industry, School of Mechanical Engineering job with UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE


HILT CRC Lecturer/Senior Lecturer – Hydrogen in Heavy Industry – School of Mechanical Engineering

(Level B) $102,952 – $121,759 or (Level C) $125,537 – $144,368 per year plus employer contribution of up to 17%, superannuation applies

3 year fixed term position

The University of Adelaide is seeking a research-active scholar as a HILT CRC Lecturer/Lecturer (B/C Level) – Hydrogen in Heavy Industry, a role which encompasses research, teaching and supervising students.

The candidate will be a dynamic academic with demonstrated expertise in the field of mechanical engineering or a related discipline, with an interest in working in hydrogen applications in beneficiation and thermal processing of ores, covering thermal comminution, reaction engineering and burner design, having detailed knowledge and high-level skills in computational fluid dynamics and experimental techniques. The candidate will conduct research on potential pathways to net zero emissions in the beneficiation of iron/ore, copper/nickel and other relevant processes. Detailed knowledge of the technological pathways for hydrogen production and the opportunities and limitations of the use of hydrogen in industrial processes, including methods for reducing NOx emissions. Detailed knowledge of high temperature solar thermal technology will also be an advantage. It is expected that the research will be conducted in collaboration with existing industrial partners, so that the expected research results will be both of a high academic standard and commercially relevant.

As a key academic partner of the Heavy Industry Low-carbon Transition Cooperative Research Center (HILT CRC), you will contribute, develop and lead research projects focused on developing technologies and methods to enable our heavy industry sector to compete in the low-carbon global economy for carbon-neutral materials such as “green” iron, alumina, cement and other processed minerals. You will work with industry partners and HILT CRC researchers from the University of Adelaide and beyond to develop funding proposals for projects with HILT CRC, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency and other dedicated agencies to a clean energy future. Established relationships with these industry partners and working in such collaborative research programs will be an advantage.

Using your excellent communication, project management and leadership skills, you will develop multidisciplinary research activities across the University and internationally. Experience working with teams on a wide range of different projects is important.

The ability to teach courses relevant to the School of Mechanical Engineering programs, especially advanced courses in thermofluids, combustion and energy applications, is essential. You will also possess the ability to supervise and motivate students at all levels of research and encourage their intellectual development and career aspirations.

Collaborating with key stakeholders internal and external to the University is an important part of the role and you will be expected to deliver key results on a multidisciplinary scale within the School, across the University community and with partners external industry and government. Leveraging your mechanical engineering expertise, you will bring established industry relationships with you and use them to build partnerships and collaborations to advance the low-carbon transition within heavy industry through research, education and supervision.

To be successful, you will need:

  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering (mechanical) and a doctorate in mechanical engineering or a closely related discipline.
  • A commitment to teaching excellence and the ability to teach courses relevant to the School of Mechanical Engineering programs (see https://www.adelaide.edu.au/course-outlines/ug/mech -eng/), in particular advanced courses in thermofluids, combustion and energy applications.
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of hydrogen in industrial processes and in the development of new technologies with great potential to contribute to the path to net zero emissions in the processing of iron ore, copper/nickel and other relevant commodities.
  • High-level skills in computational fluid dynamics and experimental techniques, with an outstanding publication record in these areas commensurate with career opportunities.
  • Commitment to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion, and ability to contribute to the diversity of the school community.

The University offers a wide range of benefits such as salary packages, research support programs and a range of flexible working arrangements. Apply now to be part of this unique and exciting opportunity.

Benefit from an exceptional career environment

The University of Adelaide is a particularly rewarding place to work. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs – including significant industry, government and community collaborations – provide you with a broad scope and opportunities for a long and fulfilling career.

It also allows us to attract high caliber people to all facets of our operations, ensuring you are surrounded by talented colleagues, many of them world-class. The cutting edge nature of our work – not just in your own field, but across virtually the entire spectrum of human endeavor – provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes everyone and embraces diversity in accordance with our People Values ​​and Behavior Framework and our values ​​of Integrity, Respect, Collegiality, Excellence and Discovery. We firmly believe that our employees are our most valuable asset, which is why we strive to develop and diversify the skills, knowledge and abilities of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to enable our employees to manage the changing demands of work, personal life and family. Flexible working arrangements are offered for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive benefits. These include: the salary package; flexible working arrangements; high quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gymnasium, and other fitness facilities.

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The wider role of your faculty

The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology is a multidisciplinary center for cutting-edge teaching and research. Many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields and graduates are highly valued by employers. The Faculty actively partners with innovative industries to solve problems of global significance.

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If you have the talent, we will give you the opportunity. Together, let’s make history.

Click on the “Apply Now” button to access the online application form. Please be sure to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and upload a document containing your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position, as listed in the job description or the selection criteria document.

Applications closed 11:55 p.m., Monday, November 7.

The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

For more information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Anthony Zander
Director, School of Mechanical Engineering

P: +61 (8) 8313 5461

E : [email protected]

You will find below a complete document on the selection criteria: (If no link appears, try viewing on another device)

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements for this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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