Adrienne Clarke Chair of Botany

Melbourne, Australia
01 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
12 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Work type: Continuing
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Science
Department/School: School of BioSciences
Salary: $187,654 (Level E)
Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - 17% superannuation

The University of Melbourne seeks a Professorial appointee in the area of plant science for the Adrienne Clarke Chair of Botany. The Chair honours distinguished plant scientist Laureate Professor Adrienne Clarke AC FAA FTSE and is supported by a University Trust established with funds from The University of Melbourne Botany Foundation. The position sits within the School of BioSciences in the Faculty of Science.

We’re looking for an internationally outstanding plant scientist to provide academic leadership and contribute to the School’s strategic mission and governance, plus undertake teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The appointee will have:

  • an excellent track record in attracting competitive and industry funding for basic and applied research;
  • a large international research network and be an outstanding scientist in their area of research;
  • demonstrated experiences in teaching and learning.

Our Diversity and Inclusion strategies aim to increase the representation of women in our academic workforce. Pursuant to a special measure under Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic), the School, therefore, strongly encourages applications from suitably qualified female candidates.  Additionally, we welcome applications from individuals seeking flexible work arrangements.


Interviews are estimated to be held in Melbourne in June/July 2019. The incumbent is expected to commence the position between October 2019 and July 2020.

The application will require submission of the following documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Motivation statement (1 page)
  3. CV
  4. Publication list
  5. Research strategy (2 pages)
  6. Teaching philosophy (1 page)

Position Description


Applications close: 12 May 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time