Senior Lecturer in Animal Behaviour

Adelaide, Australia
28 Jan 2020
End of advertisement period
01 Mar 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Full Time

(Level C) $119,070 to $136,990 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply

Full-time, continuing position

Exciting new opportunity in Animal Behaviour

The University of Adelaide’s School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences has achieved impressive indicators of excellence in 11 years of operation. The School’s veterinary program leapt into the Global Top 50 in the 2019 QS academic discipline rankings and received an ERA evaluation rating at level 5 (well above international standard) in the 2019 Excellence for Research in Australia evaluation round. The School provides exceptional outcome-based education and training of animal and veterinary scientists in a strong research environment, consisting of world leading multi-disciplinary teams that provide opportunities for cross disciplinary research, education and innovation in animal health and welfare.

The school now invites applications for an exciting new full-time academic position in Animal Behaviour. To be appointed, the successful applicant will need to have demonstrated abilities to attract significant funding and develop a high quality research program including supervision of Honours and PhD Students. This position will also be responsible for the development and coordination of a new level 3 course (Applied Animal Behaviour Analysis) as an introduction into the Bachelor of Science (Animal Behaviour). Our school incorporates a world leading multi-disciplinary team, delivering collaborative research opportunities both locally and internationally.

You will need to be an enthusiastic, innovative and team-orientated person with a passion for delivering the highest standards of research and teaching. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be motivated to play an important role in the development of a new program. Previous experience coordinating and developing new teaching programs would be an advantage.

To be successful you will need:

  • A degree in Animal Behaviour, Animal Science, Veterinary Science or equivalent.
  • PhD in a field relevant to Animal Behaviour.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of applied behavioural analysis in animals.
  • Demonstrated ability in teaching of animal behaviour using a comparative psychology approach.
  • Strong track record of obtaining competitive research funding.

More about the School of Animal & Veterinary Sciences:

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research in: agriculture; food and wine; animal and veterinary sciences; biological sciences; and physical sciences. It develops future science leaders, and actively partners with innovative industries to solve scientific problems of global significance.

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If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click on the 'Apply Now' button to be taken through to our online application form. Please ensure you address and upload your responses to all selection criteria. Applications close 11:55pm, 01 March 2020.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Michelle Carter
HR Officer
P: +61 (0) 8 8313 9271

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.