Lecturer in Terrestrial Ecology

Adelaide, Australia
Friday, 27 August 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 10 October 2021
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

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.

Employment Type:

Position Summary

In order to uphold Flinders University’s commitment to the Athena SWAN Charter and the Reconciliation Action Plan, we are actively seeking to increase 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.

Employment Type
Continuing, full time

Compensation Grade
Academic Level B

Salary Range
$99,827 - $118,135

Reporting to
Dean, People and Resources

Position Summary

The Lecturer will, under routine to general supervision, apply their strong quantitative skills to deliver quality research and undergraduate/postgraduate teaching in Ecology.

The teaching component includes the development of innovative teaching materials, multi-mode teaching delivery, including face to face and online, and other innovative and contemporary teaching and learning strategies, appropriate for the discipline.

The incumbent will make independent high-quality contributions to research and/or creative activity, through activities such as quality publications, external grant acquisition and research student supervision.

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 Terrestrial Ecology is accountable for:

  • Planning and delivering ethical, high quality and innovative research through activities such as quality publication, external grant acquisition, scholarship and presentation that aligns with the College’s areas of research strength.
  • Contributing to the organisation, planning, delivery and evaluation of teaching primarily within the suite of undergraduate and postgraduate topics/courses in Natural Sciences, through topic coordination, delivery of lectures, 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.
  • Focusing and contributing to supervision of research student programs.
  • 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, or equivalent qualification.
  • Demonstrated evidence of, or capacity to, undertake high quality teaching in a tertiary environment, including involvement in topic coordination and curriculum design.
  • Demonstrated evidence of a strong research track record (for career stage) in an area aligned with research strengths in Ecology, Evolution and Environment, including evidence of quality publications and attraction of external competitive grants.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the nexus between teaching and learning, research and scholarship.
  • 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 skills in mathematics, statistics and programming to support Quantitative Ecology research. (Desirable)
  • Demonstrated experience and successful track record in supervision of honours and higher degree students. (Desirable)
  • Demonstrated capacity to contribute to leadership in the area of curriculum reviews and internal and external accreditation activities. (Desirable)

For application enquiries please contact: Professor Ian Menz

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 11:59 pm:

10 Oct 2021