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Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Australia Square, NEW SOUTH WALES
Deadline: 12 Mar 2019

Job no:501870
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Campus:Regional South Australia
Categories:Animal & Veterinary Sciences, Level A, Level B

(Level A) $68,912 - $92,796 (Level B) $97,577 - $115,495 (effective 2 March 2019) per annum  plus an employer contribution of 9.5% superannuation will apply.

Fixed term position for 3 years, with the potential for conversion to a continuing contract at the end of the Fixed-Term period.

Exciting New Opportunity in Animal Behaviour

The BSc(Animal Behaviour) is an exciting new academic program which commenced in second semester, 2018. The program has an innovative structure, bridging comparative psychology and ethology and providing work-based placements for students. This role will support teaching and research in the new program, and the position is suited to a graduate in Animal Behaviour or equivalent with teaching and research experience.

The role provides an opportunity to advance your teaching and research, and this  opportunity will take you to the next level of your career. The School has world leading researchers in areas from livestock genetics to microbiology and epidemiology, providing opportunities for collaborative research. An enthusiastic teaching team use current active teaching methods and provide a nurturing environment to facilitate your development as a university teacher.

You will need to be an enthusiastic, team-oriented graduate with a passion for delivering the highest standards of university teaching, and proven experience in research. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and are motivated to play an important role in the development of the new BSc(Animal Behaviour) program.

To be successful you will need:

  • Degree in Animal Behaviour or equivalent
  • Demonstrated knowledge in animal behaviour from either an ethology or comparative psychology framework.
  • Demonstrated ability in undergraduate teaching, and the ability to contribute to the development and conduct of high quality research and teaching in animal behaviour with evidence of a publication record relevant to experience.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds in the development of funding applications and implementation of research projects.
  • Good written and oral communication skills and strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of teaching and research teams.

More information about our School and the program can be found in the following links:

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 core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

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.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research in: agriculture; food and wine; animal and veterinary sciences; biological sciences; and physical sciences. It develops future science leaders, and actively partners with innovative industries to solve scientific problems of global significance.

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click the link to the online application form below and address and upload your responses to all selection criteria. Applications close 5pm, 12 March 2019

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Mandy Holloway
HR Officer
P: +61 (8) 313 7740

You'll find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, 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 of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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