Lecturer / Senior Lecturer, School of Chemistry

Sydney, Australia
Base Salary Level B/C $113,184 p.a. - $159,867p.a. + 17% superannuation
15 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
22 Aug 2022
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
  • Full time Continuing, located on the Camperdown Campus at the School of Chemistry
  • Opportunity to join and make valuable contributions to research and teaching in the School of Chemistry
  • Base Salary Level B/C $113,184 p.a. - $159,867 p.a. + 17% superannuation

This position is exempt under section 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977, to conduct targeted recruitment programs for women.

About the opportunity

The School of Chemistry wishes to make an appointment to strengthen its teaching and research capacity in a female only, Level B / C, Lecturer / Senior Lecturer position. The successful candidate will have suitable expertise and experience to teach in the general areas of chemistry and have research interests that align with one or more of our research themes.

We expect the candidate to apply their learnings through research and scholarly activity to inform their education and research practice. As a Lecturer/Senior lecturer, the candidate will build a distinctive research program in their area of expertise.

Part-Time arrangements are negotiable upon request.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • contribute to knowledge through high quality research.
  • engage in high quality teaching and learning experiences (at undergraduate, Honours and postgraduate level) that meet the University's expectations and standards for education
  • design and deliver quality educational programs and experiences that support student needs and meet curriculum requirements
  • influence outstanding teaching and learning outcomes
  • contribute to the research, education, and administrative activities of the School and University
  • develop an academic profile through conferences, seminars and outreach activities
  • contribute to a positive workplace culture and the strategic direction of the University.

The School of Chemistry at the University of Sydney is a leading Chemistry department in the country, with outstanding staff and students undertaking world-leading teaching and research. With more than 30 academic staff, 100 research staff, and 100 research students we conduct research across the full spectrum of pure and applied chemistry. Our research excellence is recognised by numerous prizes and awards to individual staff members and the award of almost $10 million in research funding each year. With the support of over 30 professional, technical and administrative staff, the School of Chemistry administers and delivers undergraduate teaching for more than 3 000 students. We are committed to creating a diverse workplace by improving equity, access and opportunity, and we are continuously working to identify and remove biases and barriers in an effort to make our workplace open, supportive and safe for everyone.

To learn more about the School of Chemistry, click here.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer who has:

  • a PhD in chemistry (or a closely-related discipline) and relevant experience
  • an ability to contribute to high quality and innovative chemistry teaching at undergraduate, honours and postgraduate levels in lecture, tutorial, and laboratory settings
  • demonstrated ability to undertake high quality independent research in their discipline / area of expertise
  • ability to supervise students at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • experience in supervising or mentoring others and/or coordinating team activities
  • ability to undertake administration primarily relating to staff member's activities at the University
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • ability to contribute to School's Professional & Community Engagement activities.

The commencement level will be determined based on the candidate's skills, experience, and knowledge.

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Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Applications including:

  • a cover letter
  • 1 page research proposal
  • 1 page teaching statement
  • CV containing your Google Scholar / Scopus Link and full publication list; details (where appropriate) of all grant income, teaching and student supervision; names and contact details of two referees
  • any additional supporting documentation.

can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

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Monday 22 August 2022 11:59 PM