Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Conservation Science

Brisbane, Australia
05 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
04 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Science 

The Faculty of Science is an internationally recognised provider of world-class education and research. A research-intensive Faculty, with a gross budget in excess of $300M, employs approximately 1,500 continuing and fixed-term staff and teach around 6,000 full-time equivalent coursework students (EFTSL).

The School of Biological Sciences is a high performing research intensive School that includes the traditional disciplines of Botany, Zoology and Entomology. The School teaches into the University's Bachelor of Science program, and also administers the inter-Faculty Bachelor of Marine Studies program. The School provides unique opportunities for study or research in plant and animal biology with international research programs spanning ecology, molecular plant sciences and biotechnology, plant and animal physiology, marine biology, insects and parasite interactions, and genetics & evolution.

The Schools courses consistently rate very highly in student evaluations and this in part reflects our strong emphasis on practical and field based teaching. The School has 47 academic staff, 33 administrative and technical staff, and over 100 postdoctoral and research support staff and is housed in two buildings on the St Lucia campus. Currently, over 250 research higher degree and Honours students are respectively enrolled in the Schools programs.  The School also hosts a number of research centres, including the Centre for Marine Science and the Ecology Centre.

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences is a vibrant, multidisciplinary School with extensive teaching and research programs covering the fields of Geography, Geology, Geophysics, Geochemistry, Environmental Management, Environmental Science, Planning and Occupational Health and Safety Science. The School offers a wide range of undergraduate programs including Bachelors degrees in Arts (Geography), Science (Geographical and Geological Sciences), a Bachelor of Environmental Management, a Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning and a Bachelor of Occupational Health and Safety Science and also administers the inter-Faculty Bachelor of Environmental Science program.

Coursework Masters degrees are offered in Environmental Management, Geographic Information Science, Mineral Resources, Urban and Regional Planning and Occupational Health and Safety Science and the School also contributes to the multi-school Master of Development Practice. The School offers postgraduate training in research via the Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy and currently has over 150 students enrolled in these degrees. The School has a strong research profile and enjoys an excellent success rate in nationally competitive grants and has a solid record of high quality publications.

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences has 61 academic staff, and 25 administrative and technical staff. The School is located in the St Lucia campus and has substantial computer and analytical laboratories, studio facilities and access to a world-class range of library resources and allied infrastructure. Further information and details of the research interests of academic staff may be accessed on the schools web site at http://www.sees.uq.edu.au/

The role

The successful appointee will contribute to teaching, research, and research training in the area of conservation science across the Faculty of Science. The candidate will be expected to publish scholarship papers, attract new research funding, be actively engaged in in Honours or Higher Degree by Research Supervision, and take on service roles where required. There are two positions available.

The person

Applicants must hold a PhD and have postdoctoral experience in conservation science or a closely related discipline, evidence of publishing independent impactful research in leading multi-disciplinary journals and success in attracting external research grants and/or fellowships. They also should have experience in teaching conservation science at university level and evidence of an ability to provide high level teaching and learning outcomes for students in a supervisorial capacity. They should be able to demonstrate experience in team-based and collaborative research and teaching, including with external agencies and an ability to establish effective relationships and to represent and promote academic discipline at a university and wider community level, including industry, government and professional bodies.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion. Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Applications are also particularly encouraged from women. This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.


This is a full-time, fixed-term appointments at Academic Level B or C.

The remuneration package will be in the range:

  • Academic Level B - $93,985.59 - $111,607.58 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $109,963.14 – 130,580.87 p.a.).
  • Academic Level C - $115,131 - $132,753 p.a.pro rata, plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $134,704 - $155,322 p.a. pro rata).

Position Description

Download File Lecturer Senior Lecturer in Biodiversity and Conservation Science_FINAL.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Melissa Brown, Executive Dean at science.dean@uq.edu.au

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. Applicants should address how their research complements and supplements our current research strengths.

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