Lecturer, Environmental Science

Melbourne, Australia
$102,474 - $121,690 + 17% Superannuation
28 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
09 Jan 2023
Contract Type
Full Time
  • 1x Full-time, continuing Lecturer position available
  • Academic Level B ($102,474 - $121,690) + 17% Superannuation
  • Based at the City Campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University

About the College

The STEM College holds a leading position and expertise in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health (STEM) fields. We are uniquely positioned to influence and partner with industry, as never before.

STEM College is a community of exceptional STEM researchers, teachers, inventors, designers and game-changers, supported by talented professional staff. We offer higher education programs across all STEM disciplines at the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels, and ensure our students experience an education that is work-aligned and life-changing.

Further information on STEM College in this link.

About the Role

As the Lecturer - Environmental Science, you will specialise in environmental sustainability, remediation or contaminated site evaluation within the environmental sciences discipline. You will have a very practical orientation, strong links with industry partners and the skills and aptitude to contribute widely into interdisciplinary research efforts of the School.

Furthermore, this role will see you:

  • Contribute to the development of innovative teaching programs and contribute to teaching activities within undergraduate, Masters and Graduate Diploma programs while concurrently maintaining and advancing their scholarly, research and professional capabilities
  • Actively promote the Environmental Science program by establishing and maintaining memberships, links, and partnerships with academic, industry and professional communities
  • Work collaboratively and collegially with fellow academics within the teaching team, and update colleagues and students on developments in their subject area or specialization
  • You may be responsible for course coordination
  • A sound knowledge of current environmental legislation, standards and guidelines would be advantageous

To be successful for this position, you will have:

  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and deliver programs at undergraduate and post-graduate levels, including online delivery, and the ability to produce high quality curriculum or program materials.
  • Ability to undertake course coordination role
  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively with and to negotiate sensitively with students especially on issues related to effective learning
  • Emerging track record and recognition for quality research outputs which will contribute to existing Discipline and School research areas evidenced by publications, development of new research initiatives, competitive research funding, and industry links
  • Ability to supervise higher degree by research candidates
  • Ability to build effective networks with colleagues and generate alternative funding projects through effective liaison with industry and government
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills appropriate for interacting with higher degree by research candidates, staff and industry, together with a strong commitment to teamwork and multidisciplinary collaboration



  • PhD or equivalent in relevant field
  • Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check and other checks as required by the specific role
  • Maintaining a valid Working With Children Check is a condition of employment at RMIT.

To Apply

Please submit your CV, covering letter and a separate document addressing the Key Selection Criteria for this position by clicking on the 'Apply' link below.

For further information about this position, please see the Position Description below.


Applications close on Monday, 9th of January 2023.

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