Lecturer in Theoretical Particle Physics

Melbourne, Australia
$114,645 - $136,136 AUD p.a. (pro-rata for part-time) plus 17% superannuation (pension)
29 May 2023
End of advertisement period
27 Jul 2023
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

Job no: 0045853
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time; Continuing
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Department/School: School of Physics
Salary: Level B – $114,645 - $136,136 AUD p.a. (pro-rata for part-time) plus 17% superannuation (pension)

  • Opportunity to conduct exceptional research in Theoretical Particle Physics and attract postgraduate students
  • Join a supportive and collaborative team committed to excellence in teaching and research
  • $114,645 - $136,136 p.a., plus 17% superannuation, and benefits!

About the Role

This is an exceptional opportunity for an ambitious academic to join a world-renowned team and make a significant impact in Theoretical Particle Physics research. The School of Physics is committed to advancing knowledge and promoting excellence in teaching and research, and you will be expected to contribute to this mission by developing and delivering high-quality undergraduate and MSc courses, supervising research students at all levels, and publishing research outputs in top-tier journals. You will have the chance to develop your research skills, secure funding, teach and mentor students, and build collaborations within and outside the School.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting research and contributing to knowledge through scholarship, refereed publication and presentation
  • Actively seeking external research grant income to support that research
  • Preparing and delivering lectures, tutorials, and practical classes at undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • Contributing to a range of administrative functions, including those connected with teaching responsibilities and the conduct of the academic affairs of the School

Who We Are Looking For

As a candidate, you should have the ability to teach physics at a graduate level and show potential in supervising graduate students. You will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to interact well with staff and contribute to school activities and administration.

You will also have:

  • A PhD or equivalent in physics
  • An excellent record of research productivity and publication, relative to career opportunity
  • A demonstrated ability to teach and inspire learning of physics at all levels and, in particular, to large groups of undergraduate students
  • Evidence of the ability or potential to attract research funding from competitive research bodies and other sources

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

Visa sponsorship is available for this position

Your New Team – “School of Physics“

The University of Melbourne's School of Physics is a leading institution renowned for its exceptional research and teaching programs. With a wide range of physics subjects available, the School offers valuable educational opportunities to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Located in the David Caro building, the School's dedicated team of academics, teaching staff, research staff, and professional staff work collaboratively to support student success and facilitate groundbreaking research. The School's research spans diverse areas such as astrophysics, quantum physics, materials science, and more, with significant contributions to prestigious ARC Centers of Excellence. As a member of the School of Physics, you will have access to state-of-the-art equipment and be part of a vibrant community committed to pushing the boundaries of scientific knowledge and making impactful contributions to the field.

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.

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: 27 JULY 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Position Description: 0045853_Lecturer in Theoretical Particle Physics_PD.pdf