Lecturer in Environmental Geoscience

Melbourne, Australia
$114,645 - $136,136 p.a. (pro rata for part-time) plus 17% superannuation
23 May 2023
End of advertisement period
18 Jul 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: Parkville Campus. Melbourne, Australia
Role type: Full-time; Continuing 
Faculty: Science
Department/School: School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Salary (AUD): Level B – $114,645 - $136,136 p.a. (pro rata for part-time) plus 17% superannuation

  • Engage with diverse thematic areas and disciplines, fostering innovative solutions to environmental challenges
  • Shape future geoscientists and make a meaningful contribution to environmental geoscience research with local and global implications
  • $114,645 - $136,136 p.a. plus 17% super, and benefits!

About the Role

This is an exceptional opportunity for a highly qualified academic to join the School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences in a new position focused on environmental geoscience. As part of a vibrant teaching and research culture, you will have the chance to contribute to teaching excellence in the geoscience program at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, while also making significant research contributions with the potential to impact academic knowledge and the broader community. With a strong emphasis on disciplinary and multidisciplinary collaboration, this role offers a unique platform to explore the environmental aspects of geoscience and contribute to the School's commitment to environmental sustainability. We particularly encourage applicants from underrepresented groups, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and value diverse perspectives and experiences in our team.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Conduct impactful research in environmental geoscience, aligning with the School's strategic research priorities
  • Engage in collaborations with internal and external partners, fostering multidisciplinary approaches
  • Actively contribute to the teaching programs, delivering high-quality learning experiences and mentoring students
  • Provide leadership and service through administrative functions, participation in committees, and promotion of a diverse and inclusive workplace

Who We Are Looking For

You have expertise in one or more aspects of environmental geoscience, enthusiasm for teaching and graduate research student supervision, as well as active engagement in service activities within the academic community. Your excellent English communication skills, along with strong interpersonal and organisational abilities, enable you to effectively collaborate, manage projects, meet deadlines, and interact respectfully with colleagues across diverse disciplines.

You will also have:

  • PhD in geoscience or a related discipline
  • Track record of publications in environmental geoscience in leading international journals or high-quality publications
  • Capacity to establish collaborations with researchers nationally and internationally.
  • Ability to participate in applications for external research funding and teach undergraduate and graduate geoscience subjects

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check to ensure the University provides a safe environment for everyone.

Visa sponsorship is available for this position

Your New Team – “School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences“

The School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences 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. With strengths in both the spatial (local to global) and temporal (deep time as well as recent) dimensions of environmental change, the School is committed to achieving a better future for our students, society and the environment. We are committed to advancing reconciliation with Indigenous Australians through involvement with the Indigenous Knowledges Institute which is hosted within the Faculty of Science, research and teaching partnerships with Indigenous communities, and archaeological science. The School contributes strongly to the key areas of Place, Community, Education, Discovery, and Global in the University’s Advancing Melbourne Strategy -

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.   

Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community. For more information, please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We encourage and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and applicants seeking part-time work arrangements.

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

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We recognise that reconciliation is central to our purpose. For more information, please visit our Reconciliation page.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

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

Applications close: 18 Jul 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

Position Description:  0059528 Lecturer in Environmental Geoscience PD.pdf

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