Lecturer (Coastal Engineering)

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Crawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 07 Mar 2024

  • Work within the multidisciplinary UWA oceans team to find solutions for the critical issues facing our oceans, coasts and estuaries.
  • Level B, full-time tenurable appointment
  • Base salary range: $108,509 – $128,404 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, “Marine and Ocean Engineering” has consistently been among the most highly ranked subjects, ranked No 1 in Australia and No 10 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. Its breadth of expertise spans both offshore and coastal engineering and has strong integration with other related scientific fields (e.g., Oceanography where UWA is ranked No 21 in the world).

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 within the Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre that 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 that can be addressed with innovative ocean engineering that provides an ideal environment and 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 coastal engineering.

You will be expected to contribute to the School’s teaching activities, which includes playing an influential role in UWA’s new Master of Offshore and Coastal Engineering and engaging with other ocean-related teaching programs at UWA.

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 coastal engineering or a closely related field
  • A capacity to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching related to coastal engineering, including design of coastal structures and coastal processes
  • A strong track record of high quality research with impact, relative to opportunity, related to coastal engineering
  • Evidence of potential to generate and grow an externally funded innovative research program from diverse funding sources, including from competitive grants and industry
  • Highly-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to direct and supervise students
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a team

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:  Lecturer 516696.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 Thursday, 7 March 2024

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

This position is open to international applicants.

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:07 Feb 2024 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:07 Mar 2024 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time



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