Associate Professor, Fluvial Geomorphology

Brisbane, Australia
15 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
22 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

About Griffith University

At Griffith University we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable.

We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We rank in the top 2% of universities worldwide and we're proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation. The University has a long-established reputation for research excellence in the environmental sciences, especially so in the water sciences - one of the University's areas of strategic research investment.

Much of this research is undertaken within the Australian Rivers Institute (ARI), which has become Australia's pre-eminent freshwater, catchment and coastal research enterprise, with over 150 staff and research higher degree students with expertise across a broad range of disciplines including aquatic ecology, biogeochemistry, geomorphology, social sciences, economics and law.

The opportunity

We are seeking an experienced fluvial geomorphologist to develop and lead a programme of research on river and/or catchment physical processes as an Associate Professor (Level D) within the Australian Rivers Institute. Following an initial three-year research intensive appointment, the incumbent will transition to a balanced academic role with teaching responsibilities in the School of Environment and Science.

This is a continuing, full time position based at the University's Nathan campus.

About you

To be successful within this role, you will have relevant tertiary qualifications and significant research experience in river and/or catchment physical processes with, ideally, an interest in catchment and river restoration. You will have an outstanding track record in publications and grant success, together with the skills and leadership in teaching and curriculum development at the tertiary education level. You will be able to demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills and the commitment to work in a collegial manner to build your career within the Australian Rivers Institute and School of Environment and Science.

Salary range

Associate Professor (Level D): $139,183 - $153,337. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $162,845 - $179,405 per annum.

Further information

Obtain the information package and application requirements by clicking the Apply button. You will be directed to Griffith University's Careers page where you can access the information package and application requirements.

Confidential enquiries

Confidential enquiries should be made to:

Professor Stuart Bunn, Director, Australian Rivers Institute.

Phone: +61 (0) 7 373 57407
Email address:

All applications must be submitted online.

For application queries, please contact Ms Busra Sevimli, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 7359.

What we offer

Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, you will join a University that spans six campuses in South East Queensland and all disciplines, while our network of more than 200,000 graduates extends around the world.

At Griffith, we've worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Closing date: Monday 22 April 2019 at 5:00 pm AEST.

Female applicants are particularly encouraged to apply and while this position is advertised as full time, a fractional appointment with flexible working can be negotiated.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's sent directly to Line Managers.