Associate Lecturer in Chemistry

Adelaide, Australia
Sep 15, 2021
End of advertisement period
Oct 17, 2021
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time

(Level A) $89,610 to $96,007 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply.

3 year fixed-term opportunity available, with the possibility of converting to continuing.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Associate Lecturer in Chemistry to join the team in the School of Physical Sciences at the University of Adelaide.

We are seeking an enthusiastic academic to assist the Level 1 Director of Teaching in Chemistry to coordinate four large first year chemistry courses (over 1000 students total), organise and deliver improved contextualised workshop and practical component for cohorts from general and specialist degrees, and extend the chemistry offerings (reprise courses and a 3-unit summer course). This teaching specialist position will be located at the North Terrace campus of the University of Adelaide.

The School of Physical Sciences in the Faculty of Sciences brings together the internationally acclaimed and contemporary disciplines of chemistry, earth science and physics, delivering undergraduate and postgraduate education, training, and research with both national relevance and global outreach and networks in the public and private sectors. The School is located on the University of Adelaide‚Äôs North Terrace Campus, at the heart of one of the most liveable cities in the world and close to fantastic beaches, sporting facilities, excellent schools and entertainment and shopping precincts. 

As a component of the School, the Department of Chemistry provides core teaching across a range of Faculty of Sciences programs but also into several programs in Health and Medical Sciences, Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Science and Arts. The first-year chemistry courses are also delivered to the University of Adelaide College Degree Transfer Pathway students.

To be successful you will need:

  • A PhD in Chemistry.
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to teaching in chemical sciences via lectures, workshops, tutorials and practicals at the undergraduate level.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake teaching-related administrative activities including assessment, marking, pastoral care and maintaining online learning platforms connected with courses.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under limited supervision to deliver excellent educational outcomes.
  • Exemplary personal qualities fully aligned with our institutional values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence, and discovery.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research in: agriculture; food and wine; animal and veterinary sciences; biological sciences; earth sciences; chemical sciences; and physical sciences. It develops future science leaders, and actively partners with innovative industries to solve scientific problems of global significance.

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the link below to view the selection criteria and to apply for this opportunity:

Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 17 October 2021.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Professor Peter Veitch
Head of School, School of Physical Sciences
P: +61 (8) 831 34270

For a confidential discussion regarding the recruitment process for this position, contact:

Michelle Carter
Hiring Coordinator, Faculty of Sciences
P: +61 (8) 831 39271

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.