Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Plant Community Ecology

Brisbane, Australia
28 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The School of Biological Sciences

The School of Biological Sciences at UQ has an outstanding program of research in evolution, global change biology, ecology, marine science including aquaculture, behaviour, physiology, entomology, zoology, botany, genomics, development and conservation biology. World-class infrastructure, proximity to stunning habitats and biodiversity, and our tropical-subtropical location contribute to our unique working environment. The School hosts two research discipline centres, The Ecology Centre and the Centre for Marine Science and the National Environmental Science Program Threatened Species Research hub as well as being a node for the Australian Research Councils Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies.

The role

This position is for a full-time continuing teaching and research position. This position carries a 40/40/20 teaching/research/service load. In teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to be an active and engaged contributor to the School of Biological Science’s teaching programs in undergraduate ecology, our international field based programs and the field and quantitative skills components of the Master of Conservation Biology, with a specific expectation to teach terrestrial field ecology courses.

In addition, the successful candidate is expected to direct a successful independent research program in community ecology and contribute to the national and international research profile of the School. In this role, the successful candidate will also be expected to mentor HDR and honours students as well as apply for independent external funding to support their research program. As a contributing member of the School of Biological Sciences, the successful candidate is also expected to contribute to various School committees, events and outreach activities. 

The person

We are seeking a field-based plant community ecologist with experience working in a range of Australian terrestrial ecosystems, but with particularly excellent knowledge of the Queensland flora and ecosystems and strengths in experimental design and ecological statistics.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage (https://staff.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/human-resources/diversity) for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a full-time continuing appointment at Academic Level B or C.  

The remuneration for Academic Level B will be in the range $92,142.74 - $109,419.20 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be $107,807.01 - $128,020.46 p.a.). 

The remuneration for Academic Level C will be in the range $112,874.46 - $130,150.91 p.a. plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be $132,063.12 - $152,276.56 p.a.)

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Professor Margaret Mayfield on +61 7 336 51685 or via m.mayfield@uq.edu.au.

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