Lecturer Computational/Experimental Space Physics

Newcastle/Maitland /Hunter, Australia
Wednesday, 31 July 2019
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 28 August 2019
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Science

School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

About Us

At the University of Newcastle, our staff are curious. We think big, see opportunity, are open to ideas and ask why. The University has an international reputation for research excellence and we continue to build on our research strengths, engagement with industry and partnering with outstanding international universities. Our commitment to the Student Experience and positive outcomes for graduates is fundamental to all aspects of our learning and teaching.

Located on 140 hectares of natural bushland, Callaghan. We have a reputation for having one of the most naturally beautiful campuses in Australia and is 12kms from beaches and the heart of Newcastle and 2 hours from Sydney.

Your NEW opportunity 

The School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences is one of three Schools in the Faculty of Science; encompassing the Disciplines of Mathematics, Physics and Statistics. The School’s academics comprise many of the leading researchers within the University of Newcastle and the School hosts several of the leading University Priority Research Centres; identifying and supporting key concentrations of research strength.

Space Physics is an area of strength at the University of Newcastle, where the School’s four-digit code ‘Astronomical and Space Sciences’ was ranked 5 (well above world standard) in the latest Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment. Currently, this area is experiencing a generation change with highly regarded A/Prof David Pontin at the head of this field.

About your NEW role

Lecturer in computational or experimental Space Physics to work within the Discipline of Physics. The successful candidate will contribute to a dynamic, transdisciplinary and globally competitive research environment through research collaboration, securing external grant income, delivering high quality publication outcomes and attracting higher degree research students. The successful candidate will contribute to a lively, passionate and internationally recognised teaching environment through curriculum development, innovative course delivery and excellent student engagement.

About you 

  • A PhD in Physics or equivalent relevant field.
  • Demonstrated recent experience in an academic role delivering results in research and innovation, teaching and learning, and service and engagement.
  • Strong research track record (relative to opportunity) in an area relevant to Space Physics.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead/undertake collaborative research (academic and industry).
  • Demonstrated ability to attract external research funding.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and delivering courses in Physics (including first year courses) in a variety of teaching modes.

For a full job description visit https://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/jobs-at-uon/job-vacancies

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

Your NEW benefits

From a flexible working environment to discounts in private health insurance and gym memberships, we offer access to a wide range of employee benefits including salary packaging. You can learn more about these at https://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/jobs-at-uon/benefits-at-a-glance

We provide opportunities for all people regardless of their background and experience, and this philosophy is reflected across all that we do.

The remuneration is from $97,268 + 17% super and is commensurate with experience.

Your next steps

Click on 'Apply for this job'. Your application will be assessed on selection criteria. Read all information about the role so you understand what is required. In addition:

  • Follow all directions and complete all necessary fields of the application; and

In your selection criteria demonstrate clearly how your skills and experience meet each point and should be a maximum of four pages

Closing Date: Sunday 1 September 2019