Lecturer (B), Biotechnology

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 23 Jun 2024

23 May 2024
Job Information

Research Field

Biological sciences
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

23 Jun 2024 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Level B ($107,276-$126,894) per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation

Full Time | Continuing Position

The School of Biological Sciences in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) seeks to appoint a Lecturer in biotechnology.  This is a teaching only position and the appointee will ideally have experience in undergraduate/postgraduate learning and teaching and with a commitment and passion to introduce innovative approaches to teaching and assessment.  The appointee will be expected to coordinate courses, design curriculum, and deliver teaching primarily to Masters level students in biotechnology (biomedical). They will work with other academic staff to deliver the program to a broad cohort of domestic and international students.

The successful candidate may be required to undertake some travel to China for teaching as part of the Haide College (the University of Adelaide’s Joint Education Institution based in Qingdao, China, in partnership with Ocean University of China) program.

The Faculty of SET is strongly committed to supporting diversity and flexibility in the workplace. Applications for part-time or other flexible working arrangements will be welcomed and will be fully considered subject to meeting the inherent requirements of the position.

The University believes strongly in equal opportunity for women and gender diverse people and have a long history of championing the rights of these groups in higher education. Women and gender diverse candidates are encouraged to apply for these positions as the University continues to diversify the culture and build on the existing inclusive environment. You can find more information in relation to Gender Equity on The University of Adelaide’s website via this link: Gender Equity

To be successful you will need:

  • A PhD or equivalent degree in Biological Sciences with a focus on biotechnology.
  • Ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate and postgraduate level, using evidence-based pedagogy that promotes student engagement.
  • Ability to supervise and motivate Master’s level students including encouraging intellectual development and career aspirations.
  • A track record of research, relative to the career opportunity, in an area complementary to existing School strengths.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a professional and collegial manner, and to build rapport with all levels of academic and professional staff within a diverse and inclusive work environment.
  • Commitment to the principles of equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • A willingness and ability to design and deliver intensive mode teaching offshore for two periods of up to three weeks each year if required.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

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

Learn more at: adelaide.edu.au/jobs

Your faculty's broader role

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

Learn more at: set.adelaide.edu.au

If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click the link below to view the full selection criteria and apply:


Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close: 11:55pm, Sunday, 23 June 2024. 

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

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Prof. Bronwyn Gillanders
Head of School - Biological Sciences
E: [email protected]

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application. 

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