Senior Lecturer (Physical Oceanography)

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Crawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 27 Feb 2024

  • Work within the multidisciplinary UWA oceans team to find solutions for the critical issues facing our oceans, coasts and estuaries Level C, full-time tenurable appointment
  • Base salary range: $132,381 – $152,279 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

The University of Western Australia has an international reputation for excellence in research and teaching and has been rated as one of the best comprehensive universities in Australia. It is ranked among the world’s top 100 universities and is the only WA member of the prestigious “Group of Eight” research universities.

At UWA, “Oceanography” has consistently been among the most highly ranked disciplines, and is currently ranked No 21 in the world. This research excellence has strong collaborative links with a number of other top ocean universities and with a broad range of industry partners.  At UWA, Oceanography has strong integration with other related scientific fields (e.g., “Marine and Ocean Engineering).

The Oceans Graduate School (OGS) engages in multidisciplinary fundamental and applied research to find solutions for the critical issues facing our oceans, coasts and estuaries. The School runs a number of nationally significant research programs and houses several major research facilities, including the Coastal and Offshore Engineering Laboratory , the National Geotechnical Centrifuge Facility ,  and a number of labs and field infrastructure, including leading three Integrated Marine Observing System  facilities (ocean gliders, ocean radar and coastal wave buoys),  within the Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre . The Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre also co-houses Australia’s national marine research agencies (CSIRO and AIMS on the UWA campus).

UWA’s historic campus sits on the beautiful Swan River and is just 10 minutes from the city’s central business district and nearly as close to the State’s finest beaches. Western Australia has over 10,000 km of coastline facing both the Indian and Southern Oceans where numerous challenges require solutions, providing opportunities for related research and education.

About the opportunity

You will, under the direction of the Head of School, support and extend the School’s teaching and research capabilities in the area of physical oceanography.

You will be expected to contribute to the School’s oceanography-related teaching activities, including within UWA’s recently-established Master of Offshore and Coastal Engineering and Master of Oceanography. You also will be required to develop and manage independent research that has impact on the field, including establishing collaborative research with industry and/or other end users.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate:

  • A PhD in engineering or physical sciences specialising in physical oceanography or a closely related field
  • A demonstrated capacity to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching related to continental shelf and ocean basin scale dynamics.
  • A strong track record of high quality research with impact, relative to opportunity, related to continental shelf scale physical oceanography
  • Evidence of potential to generate and grow an externally funded innovative research program
  • Demonstrated ability to work with research endusers such as industry and government agencies
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise Research Higher Degree students
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a team
  • Willingness to undertake leadership roles

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:  Senior Lecturer 516695.pdf

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 Addressing the selection criteria .

You may also submit an additional statement (1 page max) outlining any personal circumstances which should be considered when assessing your application. Applicants who have experienced periods of academic/professional interruption or other relevant events can include a description of achievements relative to opportunity in this statement.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Tuesday, 27 February 2024

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Prof. Nicole Jones on (08) 6488 3074 or at [email protected]

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details : Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace.  We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution.  We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity. 

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at [email protected] with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.


Advertised:06 Feb 2024 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:27 Feb 2024 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time



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