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Lecturer, Ocean's Graduate School

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$105,043 – $124,301 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
27 Apr 2023

Oceans Graduate School

Position prioritised for suitably qualified women

UWA is committed to a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce and is committed to improving the representation of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM). This opportunity is offered in accordance with section 31 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA) and the University is therefore prioritising the appointments of suitably qualified women for this position.

  • UWA is seeking applications from high energy, forward thinking and collaborative academics, with passion for teaching and research in the area of ocean engineering.
  • Full time ongoing opportunity, however we are open to flexible working arrangements
  • Base salary range: Level B $105,043 – $124,301 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% superannuation

It’s an exciting opportunity to work with an institution at the most exciting and dynamic time in its history. With the UWA vision identifying the best ways to build on our strong reputation for excellence in teaching, learning and research, the University is set to become an energetic centre for innovation, inspiring students, staff and stakeholders alike to make a global impact.

Joining UWA will put you at the forefront of excellence, where you can challenge convention and make the most of unlimited possibilities. It’s not just one of the top 100 universities in the world, it’s an environment in which you can make a real difference – and encourage others to do the same.

We offer access to an exceptional support network committed to creating change, from membership in the Group of Eight – a coalition of leading research-intensive Australian universities – to colleagues who are academic leaders in the broadest sense, having established international reputations as outstanding teachers and researchers.

We look forward to hearing from like-minded candidates.

About the team

UWA’s historic campus sits on the beautiful Swan River and is just 10 minutes from the city’s central business district and nearly as close to the State’s finest beaches. Western Australia has over 10,000 km of coastline facing both the Indian and Southern Oceans where numerous challenges require solutions that can be addressed with innovative ocean engineering that provides an ideal environment and opportunities for related research and education.

At UWA, “Marine and Ocean Engineering” has consistently been among the most highly ranked subjects, ranked No 1 in Australia and No 10 in the world. This research excellence has strong collaborative links with a number of other top ocean universities and with a broad range of industry partners. Its breadth of expertise spans both offshore and coastal engineering and has strong integration with other related scientific fields (e.g., Oceanography where UWA is ranked No 21 in the world).

The Oceans Graduate School (OGS) engages in multidisciplinary fundamental and applied research to find solutions for the critical issues facing our oceans, coasts and estuaries. The School runs a number of nationally significant research programs and houses several major research facilities, including the Coastal and Offshore Engineering Laboratory, the National Geotechnical Centrifuge Facility, and a number of labs and field infrastructure within the Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre that also co-houses Australia’s national marine research agencies (CSIRO and AIMS on the UWA campus).

About the opportunity 

As a Lecturer you will support and extend the Ocean’s Graduate School’s teaching and research capabilities in ocean engineering.

In this influential teaching and research position, you will contribute to the development and delivery of world-class innovation teaching, supervise research students, undertake independent and collaborative research and develop a strong, internationally recognised research program with support from senior academics.

About you 

To be considered for this opportunity, you will have:

  • A PhD in engineering, physical sciences or a related field applicable to ocean engineering
  • A willingness and ability to teach at the undergraduate and/or postgraduate level
  • A strong track record of high quality research with impact, relative to opportunity, related to coastal and/or offshore engineering
  • A demonstrated capacity to contribute to teaching related to coastal applications of ocean engineering with relevance to the design of coastal structures
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills, and will bring diversity of thinking and problem solving

The Ocean’s Graduate School is committed to driving progress towards gender equality and ensuring diverse and balanced representation at every level of our organisation. Therefore, this position is prioritised for women applicants with track records of excellence and impact, with high energy, and who are forward thinking and collaborative.

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:Download File Lecturer 513787.pdf

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria

You may also submit an additional statement (1 page max) outlining any personal circumstances which should be considered when assessing your application. Applicants who have experienced periods of academic/professional interruption or other relevant events can include a description of achievements relative to opportunity in this statement.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Thursday, 27th April 2023

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Prof. Ryan Lowe at

This position is open to international applicants.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace.  We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution.  We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity. 

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.

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