Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Environmental Health

Brisbane, Australia
26 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The School of Public Health

The University of Queensland was, in 1936, the first university in the English-speaking world to establish a Department of Social Medicine. This evolved in the 1950’s to the Department of Preventative and Social Medicine and the School was formally established in 2001 to improve health outcomes through learning, discovery and engagement. The School of Public Health has recently been ranked as the top Public Health school in Australasia in the US News Global university rankings. We are a global leader in improving the health of populations in a changing and inequitable world.

The School’s strategy is centered on academic performance and a commitment to excellence in teaching. We offer programs and courses in all major fields of population and public health to almost 1000 postgraduate and undergraduate students. Our MPH is the only accredited program in the Australasia and S.E. Asia region (APHEA and ASPHER) and one of the few to offer a dual MD/MPH degree.  More than 100 research higher degree (PhD and MPhil) students actively contribute to the School’s vibrant research culture while receiving comprehensive preparation for academic careers or leadership roles in public health.

Our research and engagement strategy is focused on making a real impact on some of the world’s most pressing health challenges. Our major research and engagement themes are:  health promotion; climate change and environmental health; mental health; blood borne viruses; women’s health; and, health systems.

The role

The primary purpose of this position is to contribute to teaching and research activities in the field of Environmental Health in the School and the University though contributing to the development and delivery of courses and building of Environmental Health research programs.

The person

Applicants should possess a Research Doctorate (PhD or MD) with a strong emphasis on Environmental Health. Ideally candidates must have demonstrated expert knowledge and leadership in an area of Environmental Health and experience in effective undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching as well as an ability to teach across different settings. You must have demonstrated capacity to attract external research funds, an active record of principal supervision of Research Higher Degree students and a developing international profile for research in Environmental Health evidenced by publication in high-ranking refereed journals. Please view the position description for the full overview of the selection criteria.

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 ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact Aleisha O'Neill, ph. 3346 5363 or


This is a full-time, continuing appointment at Academic Level C or D. The remuneration package will be in the below ranges, plus employer superannuation contributions from 17% included in the total package figures below:

  • Level C will be in the range $115,131 - $132,753 p.a., (total package will be in the range $134,703 - $155,321 p.a.);
  • Level D will be in the range $138,627 - $152,726 p.a., (total package will be in the range $162,193 - $178,689 p.a.).

Position Description

Download File 505365_Senior Lecturer-Associate Professor in Environmental Health PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Linda Selvey on +61 7 3365 5281  or  

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses. 

Important: please do not send your application directly to the person listed in the enquiries section of the advertisement. Applications not received via UQ Jobs online system will not be considered.

You must have valid Australian work rights to apply for this role. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

For information on completing the application process click here.

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