Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Isotope Geochemistry

Melbourne, Australia
$140,433 -$186,288 p.a. plus 17% super
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 C $140,433 - $161,926 p.a. (pro rata for part-time) p.a. plus 17% superannuation
Level D: $169,094 - $186,288 p.a (pro rata part time) p.a. plus 17% superannuation

  • Join a vibrant teaching and research culture, contributing to excellence in geoscience education and impactful interdisciplinary research
  • Opportunity to develop and pursue your own research agenda in isotope geochemistry with impact on academic knowledge and the community
  • $140,433 -$186,288 p.a. plus 17% super, and benefits! 

About the Role

We are seeking an exceptional academic to join the School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences in a new position focused on isotope geochemistry. As the incoming isotope geochemist, you will have a unique opportunity to contribute to our vibrant teaching and research culture, with a particular emphasis on isotope geochemistry, geochronology, or thermochronology. You will play a pivotal role in delivering teaching excellence to both undergraduate and postgraduate students in the geoscience program, while also making significant contributions to interdisciplinary research that impacts academic knowledge and the broader community. 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 a program of research that contributes to the geoscience discipline in the School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Publish research findings, present at conferences, and engage with internal/external collaborators to enhance academic impact
  • Actively participate in teaching geoscience, develop curriculum, mentor students, and deliver a high-quality learning experience
  • Contribute to administrative functions, engage in leadership roles, and promote diversity and inclusivity within the School

Who We Are Looking For

You have established expertise in isotope geochemistry, enthusiasm for and experience in university teaching, a demonstrated capacity to effectively supervise undergraduate and graduate research students, and a potential or demonstrated ability to actively contribute to service activities within the School, the Faculty of Science, and the broader professional community. Your excellent oral and written communication skills in English, along with strong interpersonal and organizational abilities, enable you to project manage, meet deadlines, and collaborate respectfully and effectively with colleagues from diverse disciplines.

You will also have:

  • A PhD in geoscience or a related discipline
  • An established track record of publications in one or more aspects of isotope geochemistry, in leading international journals or other high-quality publications, relative to career opportunity
  • Evidence of the ability to teach broadly into an undergraduate geoscience program, including geoscience field teaching, specialist subjects in geochemistry, and graduate courses focused on their area of expertise
  • A demonstrated capacity to supervise undergraduate and graduate research students

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:  0059541 -Senior Lecturer Assoc Prof Isotope Geochemistry.pdf

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