Lecturer in Animal Behaviour

Updated: 17 days ago
Location: Bedford Park, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime

About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

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Position Summary

Continuing | Full-Time
Compensation Grade:
Academic Level B
Salary Range:
$99,827 - $118,135 p.a.
Reporting To:
Dean, People and Resources (or Delegate)
College of Science and Engineering
The Lecturer will, under routine to general supervision, contribute to quality research and/or evaluation endeavours and the planning and delivery of topics within the suite of undergraduate and/or postgraduate topics/courses in Natural Sciences (or related fields) in the College of Science and Engineering. This includes the development of teaching materials, delivery of lectures/tutorials or other innovative teaching and learning strategies, examinations and placement education. The incumbent will also contribute to strengthening existing partnerships or exploring new partnerships with external stakeholders that have potential for providing improved teaching, learning and/or research outcomes for the University.
The incumbent will prioritise, coordinate, monitor workflow and provide informal day‐to-day feedback to research support staff and casual academic teaching staff according to the University’s policies, practices and standards.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Lecturer in Animal Behaviour is accountable for:

  • Contributing to the organisation, planning, delivery, and evaluation of teaching within the suite of undergraduate and postgraduate topics/courses in Natural Sciences, through topic/course development, coordination, delivery of lectures, field courses and tutorials, laboratories, placements, or other contemporary teaching strategies.

  • Delivering inspiring and innovative teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience and support students with academic and/or other challenges impeding their academic progress.

  • Participating in and contributing to ethical, high quality, and innovative research through activities such as quality publications, external grant acquisition (including DECRA and/or Future Fellowships), and scholarship that builds and complements the College’s areas of research strength in animal behaviour.

  • Delivering inspiring and innovative teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience and support students with their academic progress.

  • Actively participating in College internal and external quality assurance and accreditation processes.

  • Actively participating in high performing multi-disciplinary teams with an education and research focus and contribute to the development of a respectful, trusting and collaborative working environment.

  • Developing and maintaining strategic relationships and networks with a range of stakeholders including industry and professional associations and organisations. 

  • Actively contribute to the integration and management of aspects of the academic and administrative life of the College.

  • Some out of hours work (including weekends) as well as rural SA, interstate and overseas travel, may be required. 

  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

Completion of a PhD in a relevant area. 

  • Demonstrated evidence of, or capacity to, undertake high-quality teaching in a tertiary environment, including involvement in topic/course coordination and curriculum design.
  • Evidence of an independent contribution to the development, delivery and evaluation of innovative teaching and learning strategies. 
  • Evidence of reflective practice. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of curriculum reviews. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of the nexus between teaching and learning, research and scholarship 
  • Experience in coordinating and/or leading the activities of other staff. 
  • Demonstrated evidence of a strong research track record (for career stage) in an area of focus for the College, including evidence of quality publications and attraction of competitive grants and potential to conduct collaborative research with members of the Ecology, Evolution and Environment Research Section.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the demonstrated ability to establish effective relationships with staff, students, and industry.
  • Demonstrated track record of animal behaviour research in a field and/or laboratory-based context including animal handling and the application of new technologies.
  • Evidence of upholding the values and ethos of the University.
  • Experience with e-learning technologies. 
  • Experience in grant writing. 
  • Experience in Industry and Community Engagement. 

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

Flinders University has introduced a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that requires all new staff members to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations, subject to medical exemptions and limited exemptions.

Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59pm:

25 Jul 2022
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