Lecturer in Chemistry

Hobart, Australia
30 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
27 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Tasmania invites applications from highly qualified women to join the current team of lecturers in the School of Natural Sciences. The vacancy is for a balanced teaching-research position and will involve teaching in units offered by the School, particularly in the area of Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry.  This is an exciting time to join the team and contribute to research and learning and teaching in our vibrant academic environment.

In September 2016 the University was proud to become an inaugural member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Pilot of Athena SWAN. The Athena SWAN program is an example of just one of the initiatives being undertaken by the University towards developing a more equitable workforce.

The College of Sciences and Engineering celebrates diversity and has a range of programs available to support our staff in their academic lives.  The College provides conference travel support for caring responsibilities, research transition support for those returning from parental leave and a variety of flexible working arrangements. The University has been granted an exemption from Equal Opportunity Tasmania consistent with section 25 and 27 (1) (d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1988 (Tas) to enable the exclusive recruitment and employment of a woman into the position.

In the role you will:

  • Undertake high-quality research of national and increasingly of international standing in the area of Organometallic/Inorganic Chemistry, secure external competitive and other funding, publish research findings and contribute to the successful supervision of research higher degree students in order to meet and regularly exceed the University’s research performance expectations for Level B or C.
  • Undertake scholarly undergraduate coursework teaching of a high quality in the area of Organometallic/Inorganic Chemistry. Specifically, the delivery of lectures, tutorials and laboratories as allocated by the Discipline Leader in consultation with of the Head of School, and coordination of the delivery and development of appropriate teaching materials for undergraduate units.
  • Provide service to the School and the University through participation in management and advisory groups. 
  • Promote the discipline and the University by developing links with relevant interdisciplinary domains, professions, industries and the wider community.
  • Make an effective and sustained contribution to the University in achieving its strategic objectives and fulfilling its operational responsibilities.

You will be employed on an Ongoing, Full-Time basis.


To be considered, you will have:

  • A PhD or equivalent in Chemistry.
  • A good record of, and continuing commitment to, research that has achieved national recognition and made worthwhile contributions to the field of Organometallic/Inorganic Chemistry at a national level, demonstrated by a record of quality publications, presentations at conferences and preferably success in securing external competitive and other funding.
  • Experience in University-level teaching and learning.
  • A record of contributing to building and maintaining effective and productive links locally and nationally with the discipline, profession, industry and wider community.
  • Demonstrated experience with supervision of research higher degree students, Level C.

Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level B or C and will have a total remuneration package of up to $154,184 comprising base salary within the range of either $93,711 to $111,600 for level B, or $113,867 to $131,781 for level C, plus 17% superannuation.

For further information about this position please contact Jason Smith, Associate Professor and Head of Discipline in Chemistry, Jason.Smith@utas.edu.au / 03 6226 2182.

**Please note, your application must as a minimum include your resume, a cover letter and your responses to the position/selection criteria in one document.

Applications close Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 11:55 pm.