Associate Lecturer/Lecturer in Vertebrate Zoology, Environmental and Comparative Physiology

Armidale, Australia
13 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
12 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 at UNE has an international reputation as a research-based team of academics, teaching environmental and agricultural science and management. The School has a long history of excellence in environmental and rural education through its degrees in Environmental and Rural Science and in teaching both in internal and external modes. The staff of the School is actively involved in education and research funded by national and state research funding bodies and the private sector.

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. Service expectations will be commensurate with the level of the role including active participation in School, Faculty or University committees, administrative or outreach and engagement roles, as well as service to the wider community and profession.

Skills & Experience

The successful appointee will have a PhD awarded in the last 5 years (or near completion) in vertebrate zoology, environmental and comparative physiology 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 field of vertebrate zoology and physiology 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 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 12 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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