Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Climate Science

Melbourne, Australia
$110,236 to $155,698 p.a. plus 17% super
31 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
02 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time; Continuing
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Department/School: School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Salary: Lecturer - Level B $110,236 - $130,900 p.a. plus 17% super; Senior Lecturer - Level C $135,032 - $155,698 p.a. 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 Wurrung 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 Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

The School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences was formally established in 2021, following the merger of the Schools of Geography and Earth Sciences. The new School synergises discipline strengths in geography, atmospheric science and geoscience. The School offers undergraduate and graduate research programs in these core discipline areas, and in the multi-disciplinary fields of Climate Change, Environmental Science and Archaeological Science.

The research within the School is built upon extensive expertise in geography, geoscience and atmospheric science, ranging from the social sciences through to the quantitative physical sciences. In addition to internationally recognised discipline expertise, we have strengths in a number of multi-disciplinary areas including: climate change; resource futures; space, place and social change; environmental hazards; Indigenous knowledge; and Earth system interactions.

About the Role

You will join a vibrant teaching and research culture in the School, which embraces its key disciplines as well as the multi-disciplinary synergies across the School and Faculty. You will contribute to teaching excellence, primarily in the atmospheric science program, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as contributing to multi-disciplinary subject areas. You will also make significant contributions to research and develop your own research agenda that will have an impact on the academic knowledge and the broader community.

You will be appointed at either Academic Level B or Level C based upon your experience and achievements as determined by the Selection Panel’s assessment of your application.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting a program of research that contributes to the atmospheric science discipline in the School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Publishing research findings in international refereed journals and present results at seminars, conferences, and meetings. The term publish should be interpreted broadly and may include the submission of government policies, industry recommendations, or other outputs recognised by the discipline
  • Actively participating in the School’s undergraduate and graduate teaching programs in atmospheric science as well as multi-disciplinary teaching, including for example the preparation and delivery of lectures, practicals and field work programs
  • Contributing to a range of administrative functions, including those connected with their research activities, teaching responsibilities and the administration and governance of the School and / or Faculty of Science

About You

The successful applicant will have teaching and research interests that focus on climate science and may also intersect with one or more of these multidisciplinary areas, such as climate change or environmental hazards.

They will be able to demonstrate an ability to teach broadly into an undergraduate atmospheric science program, multi-disciplinary subjects on climate science, and graduate courses focused on their area of expertise, and the capacity to supervise undergraduate and graduate research students.

You will also have:

  • A PhD in atmospheric science or a related discipline
  • An established (level C), or emerging (level B), track record of publications on one or more aspects of climate science in leading international journals or other high-quality publications, relative to career opportunity
  • A demonstrated (level C), or emerging (level B), capacity to establish collaborations and engage with a broad range of researchers nationally and internationally
  • Evidence of the ability to lead and attract external research funding from national competitive research bodies or other sources, which may include industry, government, community groups, etc (level C). For level B applicants, this may include participation in joint applications and programs

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

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

To find out more, visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.

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 http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

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 hr-talent@unimelb.edu.au.

Applications close: 2 MARCH 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Position description: Lecturer Senior Lecturer in Climate Science PD FINAL.pdf