Associate Lecturer in Biotechnology

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 04 Dec 2023

20 Nov 2023
Job Information

Research Field

Biological sciences
Researcher Profile

Established Researcher (R3)

Application Deadline

4 Dec 2023 - 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

Job no: 0060566 & 0060567
Location: Parkville
Role type: Part-time (0.5 FTE); Fixed-term for 6 months (January - June 2024)
Faculty: Science
Department/School: School of BioSciences
Salary: Level A - $80,258 - $108,906 p.a. pro rata for part-time + 17% super (*PhD entry level $101,460 p.a.)

  • Multiple positions available!
  • Help us deliver world-class teaching in the growing field of biotechnology
  • Work with enthusiastic biotechnology students to help prepare them for careers in bioindustry

About the Role

The Associate Lecturer will be responsible for delivery of face-to-face and online teaching of undergraduate and/or graduate subjects in the School of BioSciences, using approaches to teaching and assessment that are underpinned by rigorous, evidence-based research into the method and practice of teaching. Key duties include class preparation, the delivery of lectures, tutorials, practicals, and workshops, assessment, subject coordination, and student consultation. The Associate Lecturer will contribute to the development of curriculum, subject modules, and subject material. This is a Teaching Specialist position.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Delivering lectures, tutorials, practicals, and workshops (predominantly on-campus)
  • Contributing to the development of curriculum, subject modules and subject material
  • Contributing to the development, marking and compilation of assessments and grades, including assignments and examinations
  • Implementing current best practice in approaches to teaching and assessment

Who We Are Looking For

We’re looking for people who demonstrate quality teaching practice who strive to develop their abilities further. You will have a strong ability to improvise and adapt to new demands, including exploring and implementing different teaching methods.

You will also have:

  • A PhD in the biological sciences
  • Sound knowledge in the fields of biotechnology and biology
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, including the capacity to explain material plainly and helpfully
  • Evidence of sustained and significant contributions in lecturing or tutoring; and a commitment to teaching and contributing to undergraduate and/or graduate teaching programs

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team

We are a team of expereinced teaching specialists in the School of BioSciences focused on designing and delivering biotechnology programs at the undergraduate and post-graduate level. Our strength lies in our collaboration with industry to deliver world-class learning opportunities for our students. Our teaching incorporates Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and we strive to provide students with rich, real-world experiences of bioindustry, ranging from agricultural companies to pharmaceuticals firms. This role will provide you with ample opportunities to develop your teaching practice while networking with industry professionals. 

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website  and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn . 

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits  page!

We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -

Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page. We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience

Please note that you are not required to respond to the selection criteria in the Position Description

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Daniel Czech via email at [email protected] , ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Applications close: 4 DECEMBER 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

Position Description: PD - Associate Lecturer in Biotechnology.pdf

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