Associate Professor & Lecturer in Physics

Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter, Australia
02 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2018
3802 / 3795
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

About us

At the University of Newcastle, our staff are curious. We think big, see opportunity and are open to ideas and ask why.

We share wisdom and partner with colleagues in Australia and around the globe to create an enduring impact. We're courageous, bold thinkers who have the confidence to take risks and to inspire change.

We attract, foster and retain remarkable professional staff who actively contribute to our reputation.

The University has an international reputation for research excellence and we continue to build on our research strengths, engagement with industry and partnering with outstanding international universities.

Our commitment to the Student Experience and positive outcomes for graduates is fundamental to all aspects of our learning and teaching.

We have a reputation for having one of the most naturally beautiful campuses in Australia. Callaghan is located on 140 hectares of natural bushland and is 12kms from beaches and the heart of Newcastle.

Is NEW for you? 

The School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MAPS) within the Faculty of Science is expanding. With a recent  Head of School appointment and multiple Professorial appointments in Mathematics and Statistics we are now investing in the discipline of Physics.  With a keen interesting to excel in the areas of computational and experimental Space Science, Photonics, Nano and Materials Surface science this is the time to join UON.

What will you do?

The successful candidate will, through collaboration with existing areas of research strength, create a new area of academic excellence within the University of Newcastle.

 Associate Professor Physics (3802)

  • Provide leadership that fosters staff development and promotes cooperation between the University, government and allied research affiliates, and industry.
  • Build and lead a research program to attract undergraduate and postgraduate students to the discipline
  • Enhance student learning and experience by leading staff in delivering a relevant curriculum using contemporary teaching pedagogies (e.g. blended and active learning).

Lecturer Physics (3795)

  • Foster increased cooperation between the University, government and allied research affiliates, and industry.
  • Attract industry-based research support and competitive external grant funding.
  • Build a research program to attract undergraduate and higher degree students to the discipline.
  • Embrace contemporary teaching pedagogies (e.g. blended and active learning) and participate in activities to enhance student experience.

About you

Our ideal candidate will bring academic expertise, an established track record and a strong network. You will have a genuine interest in teaching and a passion for research.

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What NEW can offer?

From a flexible working environment to discounts in private health insurance and gym memberships, we offer access to a wide range of employee benefits including salary packaging. You can learn more about these at

We provide opportunities for all people regardless of their background and experience, and this philosophy is reflected across all that we do.

The remuneration is from $140,407- $154,943 (Level D) $95,351- $113,231 (Level B) + 17% super and is commensurate with experience.

Your next steps

Click on 'Apply for this job'. Your application will be assessed on selection criteria. Read all information about the role so you understand what is required. In addition:

 Follow all directions and complete all necessary fields of the application Demonstrate clearly how your skills and experience are aligned with the selection criteria, in a maximum of four pages.

Closing Date: Sunday 2 December 2018