Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science

Brisbane, Australia
30 May 2019
End of advertisement period
27 Jun 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
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.

Griffith Sciences is one of the four academic groups of the University and has an international reputation for excellence in learning and teaching, research and professional practice. The Group hosts three schools - Engineering and Built Environment, Information and Communication Technology, and Environment and Science along with five research institutes and three centres.

The School of Environment and Science hosts a comprehensive Bachelor of Science degree, as well as applied degrees including a Bachelor of Environmental Science, a Bachelor of Marine Science, and South East Queensland's only Bachelor of Forensic Science. Undergraduate students are exposed to leading research labs as part of the close collaboration between research institutes and centres and the School of Environment and Science.

The opportunity

We are currently looking for an experienced Senior Lecturer to be responsible for teaching in Forensic Science, including conducting tutorials, practical classes, demonstrations, workshops, student consultation, marking and assessment activities. The Senior Lecturer will undertake research in areas of expertise, including publication of scholarly work and securing research funding. Success in this role requires collaboration with the forensic science team and external providers.

This is a continuing, full-time position based at the Nathan campus.

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. Aligned with our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, we will assess your achievement or performance relative to opportunity.

About you

To be successful, you will be expected to have a PhD in forensic science or any analytical science area related to forensic science. The successful candidate will be expected to have casework experience and will have a demonstrated knowledge, skills and experience in successfully teaching at the tertiary education level. The successful candidate will have the demonstrated ability to conduct and publish quality research. It would be highly desirable if the applicant had experience with accreditation to the ISO standards and experience working within an externally accredited laboratory. The successful candidate will be expected to be able to demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills and contribute to the positive culture and aspirations of the School and University.

Salary Range

Level C: $115,593 - $133,289 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $135,244 - $155,949 per annum.

How to apply

Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description
  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
    • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
    • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
    • Employment history, including present position and details of relevant professional, consulting or industry experience;
    • Research interests and list of publications;
    • Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services etc.

Obtain the position description by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the position description.

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 University, 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).

Further information

For further information about this role, please contact Associate Professor Carney Matheson, Discipline Head, Forensic Science and Archaeology on +61 (0) 7 3735 8537.

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

Closing date: Thursdsay 27 June 2019 at 5 pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.