Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Food Science and Nutrition, School of Science

Sydney, Australia
$131,136 to $182,877 p.a.
01 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
02 May 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Full-time, ongoing position
Hawkesbury Campus

About Western

Working at Western Sydney University means you will be part of an organisation that is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide and top of the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings.

We understand the key to your success is unlocking your true potential – just as we do with our students. Our 3,500 staff members work together to enable a dynamic, inclusive and innovative culture that is distinctly research-driven and student-centred.

The University is deeply embedded in the community and the region we serve, which is Australia’s fastest growing economy and one of the most culturally diverse areas in Australia. Our 11 campuses include a hybrid network of technology-infused vertical CBD campuses and more traditional campuses across Western Sydney.

We take pride in challenging the traditional notion of what a university ‘should’ be and are dedicated to ensuring our 49,500 students enjoy the best and most dynamic learning experience possible. From our forward-focused reworking of our teaching methodologies to connecting our learning hubs with industry, we are equipping our students with real-world learning experiences and future employment.

With more than 200,000 highly respected alumni we are ranked the highest university in NSW for graduate employer satisfaction. Join us as we shape the future of Western Sydney.

About the School

The School is educating tomorrow’s graduates in an environment that is contemporary, challenging, and adaptive to a rapidly evolving world. It offers a range of bachelor, masters and doctoral degrees using the excellent teaching, laboratory and fieldwork facilities at the Campbelltown, Hawkesbury, Parramatta and Penrith campuses, as well as online activities. The School’s research-led teaching is supported by state-of-the-art educational technologies. Its researchers make major contributions to the University’s high ERA (Excellence in Research for Australia) rankings, and collaborate with other schools, University Research Institutes, and external partners in Australia and overseas. The School’s bachelor degrees include a wide range of majors, minors, interdisciplinary offerings and elective subjects, with access through pathways programs, and opportunities for further study in Master of Research, PhD and coursework Masters’ degrees. Work-integrated learning prepares graduates to flourish and succeed in society and the rapidly evolving world of work, both in Australia and internationally.

The School’s vision is to be recognised as one of Australia’s engaged research leaders in science for sustainability, producing high-quality and high-impact research outcomes with local and international collaborators. With a large and growing body of graduates, the School aims to continue building its partnerships in Western Sydney, engaging with schools and other educational providers, industries, community organisations, and Local, State and Commonwealth Government partners. Through its educational, research and engagement activities the School supports the University’s role as an advocate and champion for Greater Western Sydney and its people.

About You and the Role

We are seeking a forward-thinking, contemporary, and innovative scholar to take on the role of either Lecturer or Senior Lecturer (academic Level B or C) in Food Science and Nutrition. The purpose of this role is to contribute to teaching and develop high-quality research within the School of Science.   
The successful applicant will be involved in a range of academic activities, including the coordination and teaching of subjects in food science and nutrition and related areas within undergraduate and coursework Masters’ programs across the School. The appointee will be expected to conduct research and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate (Masters and PhD) research students in their area of expertise. The appointee will also be expected to be knowledgeable in contemporary methods of teaching food science and nutrition including e-Learning approaches. There will be opportunities for relevant leadership roles in this area.

The appointee will work closely with research and teaching staff in the School of Science and will be encouraged to develop collaborations with other areas as appropriate. Appointees will also be required to foster relevant relationships external to the University, particularly with industry.

The appointee will be based at the Hawkesbury campus, but multi-campus teaching may be required.

Benefits and Perks

  • 17% superannuation contributions
  • Inclusive culture
  • Access to a range of employee benefits including salary packaging options and a variety of savings and discounts on a range of goods and services

Remuneration Package:

Academic Level B - $131,136 to $154,738 p.a. (comprising Salary of $110,811 to $130,846 p.a., plus Superannuation and Leave Loading)

Academic Level C - $159,423 to $182,877 p.a. (comprising Salary of $134,850 to $154,896 p.a., plus Superannuation and Leave Loading)

For further information on this position, please refer to the attached Position Description via the link below.   

If this sounds like you, apply now and ensure you address all items in the selection criteria in your application.

Position Enquiries: Professor Graciela Metternicht, Dean of Science via email sosc-dean@westernsydney.edu.au

Closing Date: 8:30 pm AEDT, Thursday 2 March 2023

Immigration Sponsorship 

Employer Visa sponsorship will be provided if required

Note - Only those applications submitted via the WSU online recruitment system will be accepted.