Associate Lecturer/Lecturer in Soil Water/Soil Physics

Armidale, Australia
13 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
05 Jan 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Environmental and Rural Science

  • 2 year Fixed-term Early Career Academic Position with the possibility of extension
  • $66,670 - $90,056 per annum (Level A)
  • $94,736 to $112,279 per annum (Level B)
  • Plus 17% employer superannuation. Salary packaging options are available
  • Relocation assistance provided (up to $5,000, Level B only)
  • UNE will provide sponsorship for this position

The University of New England in Armidale, Australia, boasts an excellent national and international reputation being a leader in research, teaching and academic innovation that has industry impact.  We aim to foster a constructive and engaged culture where creative ideas and innovation thrive.

The School of Environmental and Rural Science (ERS) is a research-intensive School that attracts outside and internal competitive funding to support research at the leading edge of ecological and agricultural research, nationally and internationally. The school spans eight disciplines including:  Agronomy and Soil Science, Animal Science, Botany, Genetics, Earth Sciences, Ecosystem Management, Environmental Engineering and Zoology.

About the role

The role includes face to face and online teaching at first, second- and third-year levels, and the supervision of students at Honours, postgraduate coursework and higher degree research level. Applicants are expected to be actively publishing high-quality and high-impact research and to attract external research funding to the University. Service expectations will be commensurate with the level of the role including active participation in School, Faculty or University Committees, and administrative roles as well as service to the wider community and profession.

Skills & experience

The successful appointee will have a PhD awarded within the last 5 years (or near completion) in soil physics or a relevant discipline, and experience and interest in the delivery of high-quality tertiary-level teaching. UNE engages strongly with students living in rural and regional areas and delivers units in on-campus and external education modes. We are looking for applicants who are able to provide high-quality curricula, teaching and assessment in the fields of soil water, soil physics, plant-soil-water interactions and applied irrigation technologies to enhance student learning using modern teaching technology, resources and pedagogy appropriate to on-campus and online delivery modes. Applicants should have a demonstrated research portfolio and be willing to build or participate in collaborations with industry partners, external stakeholders and other researchers in the environmental, agricultural and biological sciences.

Additional information

To discuss this opportunity, please contact Professor Nick Reid, Head of School:  phone +61 2 6773 2759 or email: To find out more about the School visit:

About Armidale

Living in Armidale you will experience the best of both city and rural living. Enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle with access to shopping, gourmet food, top sporting facilities and cultural delights. You can live in the heart of Armidale or experience the tranquillity of the New England on a rural property.

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Closing Date: Midnight, Sunday 5 January 2020

To demonstrate your suitability for this role, please respond to the selection criteria, contained in the position statement, in your application.

Equity principles underpin all UNE policies and procedures. As a University committed to engaging a diverse workforce, UNE encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

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