Senior Lecturer in Physical Chemistry

Melbourne, Australia
Level C $131,739 - $151,900 p.a (pro rata for part-time) plus 17% super
16 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
30 Aug 2022
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time, Continuing
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Department/School: School of Chemistry
Salary: Level C $131,739 - $151,900 p.a (pro rata for part-time) plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wuurang people. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About the School of Chemistry

The School of Chemistry at The University of Melbourne is one of the largest and oldest in Australia with a distinguished history in teaching and research. The School has an excellent international reputation in research and an outstanding record of achievement in attracting external research funding. There is an ongoing program to keep its research facilities at world standard and to focus our research efforts. The School of Chemistry is a key participant in the Bio21 Institute, a major world-class biotechnology initiative in Victoria.

About the Role

We are seeking to appoint a new staff member within the broad area of Physical Chemistry. This is a continuing teaching and research position at Level C.

You will develop an outstanding research program that will attract postgraduate students, and secure external research funding from national competitive research schemes and industry partners. You will have a commitment to research, supervising research students at undergraduate, MSc and PhD levels, and will also teach within the School’s undergraduate and graduate programs.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting research that contributes and is complementary to the School’s diverse research portfolio in the broad area of Physical Chemistry
  • Providing effective supervision of research students
  • Publishing research findings in international refereed journals and present results
  • Actively participating in the School’s undergraduate and graduate teaching programs, including the preparation and delivery of lectures, tutorials, workshops and practical classes

About You

Bring your enthusiasm for teaching chemistry to the role and and use your skills to work collaboratively and contribute to the organisational development of the School, Faculty and the University as a whole. You will have excellent oral and written communication skills in English and the ability to develop research links with other groups nationally or internationally.

You will also have:

  • A PhD in Chemistry or a related discipline
  • A track record of high-quality publications in leading international journals, relative to opportunity, in the area of Physical Chemistry
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and organisational skills including the ability to project manage and meet deadlines
  • The ability to attract and supervise postgraduate (research higher degree) students, relative to opportunity
  • Experience in teaching at university level and the ability to teach large undergraduate classes

About the University

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact  us at

The University of Melbourne is required to comply with applicable health guidance and directions issued from the Victorian Health Minister. All University of Melbourne employees are to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless an exemption order applies. Applicants must meet this requirement when submitting an application.

Position Description: 0056428_SnrLecturerPhysicalChemistry_PD.pdf

Applications close: 30th August 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time