Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

Job Reference: 1049619
School of Molecular and Life Sciences

The School encompasses 165 academic, research and professional overall, supporting learning to over 1000 students. The School includes the Disciplines of Chemistry, Agriculture and Food, and Ecology, with this continuing position being nested in the Ecology Discipline. We are an ambitious, multi-disciplinary and industry-focussed team that seek to equip our students and graduates with the skills they need to make tomorrow better. Academics from different disciplines work together to perform innovative research and support each other in achieving at the highest possible levels in all aspects of academic life.

Your new role

The Ecology Discipline, nested in the School of Molecular and Life Sciences at Curtin University, is seeking a new team member who can contribute to the teaching of a wide range of subjects in our undergraduate Majors of Environmental Sciences, and Marine and Coastal Sciences.

You will participate in teaching undergraduate and graduate units such as Fisheries Sciences, Biostatistics, Marine Ecology, and Marine Biodiversity, including the development and delivery of course materials, marking, coordination of staff in units you coordinate, organisation of laboratory and workshop sessional and contribution to the delivery of practical classes.

You will be expected to pursue a rigorous research program, obtain external research funding from industry and/or from competitive grants, and supervise students at undergraduate, Honours, Masters, and PhD levels. You will have the opportunity to develop your academic career in a dynamic and diverse team of researchers who aim at producing meaningful and impactful research.

Further duties of your role will include:

  • Undertake administrative functions related to your teaching role, such as course and/or unit coordination.
  • Participate and support the teaching community of the School and the Discipline to implement teaching practices that are best practice.
  • Lead the development and submission of research proposals to internal and external funding bodies.
  • Participate in School-based research seminars and international conferences to promote your innovative research.
  • Participate in Discipline meetings and actively contribute to the planning of activities or committee work to support capacity building in the School/Discipline.
  • Apply all health and safety standards relevant to your activities, including responsibilities for Supervisors of undergraduate and research students.
  • In all interactions with staff and students, demonstrate at all times the University values of integrity, respect, courage, excellence, and impact.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Monique Gagnon on m.gagnon@curtin.edu.au.

About us

Curtin University offers a competitive remuneration and benefits package, a friendly and collaborative work environment, generous leave entitlements (including parental leave), flexible working arrangements, generous superannuation, and salary-packaging. Our vibrant campus also includes an art gallery, gym, childcare, medical centre, and endless food options.

For more information on our university, please visit www.curtin.edu.au 

Join us!
Your application should include a cover letter, your CV and separate document directly addressing the selection criteria (noted below) to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.
Selection criteria:

  • PhD in Marine Biology/Ecology, Fisheries Sciences, or related discipline.
  • Experience in teaching and coordinating undergraduate units
  • Experience in planning and executing independent research in a laboratory setting or under field-based conditions, including graduate research supervision.
  • Evidence of collaborative work and good communication with colleagues and students.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Demonstrated track record in publishing research outputs in high impact journals.
  • Evidence of contributing to the research community through the leadership of associations, seminar organisation or other leadership activities.

An appointment at Senior Lecturer (ALC) level will require additional experience in teaching at University levels, provision of formal teaching evaluations, evidence of supervision of research students and evidence of sustained research successes in terms of funding and sustained publication record.

You will have a genuine interest in all aspects of marine biology and environmental sciences complemented by advanced statistical skills. You will have a career plan demonstrating future capacity to undertake fundamental and applied research and a network of collaborators to pursue innovative investigations in your topics of interest.

As this is a continuing (permanent) role you will require permanent work rights in Australia to be considered.

Applications close: Monday, 3rd April 2023 – 9PM AWST

Applicants should note that prior to appointment you will need to have a current National Police Records check, and undergo character, integrity, and reference checks. Please note that this position may be subject to a WA state government vaccination mandate. If requested, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status prior to employment.

If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1).

Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

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