Research Fellow and Lecturer in Hydrogeology

Adelaide, Australia
$101,724 - $120,380 p.a.
05 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
05 Jul 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Position Details

  • Fixed term until 2026 | Full-Time
  • Academic Level B | $101,724 - $120,380 p.a.
  • Location: Bedford Park
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About the College of Science and Engineering

At the College of Science and Engineering we believe in the power of science and engineering to solve real world problems. We strive to advance fundamental science, to create new technologies, and to work across discipline boundaries. Our interests scale from the sub-atomic through to entire oceans, forests and beyond. We seek to understand the past, but also to create the world of the future. Our College is an exciting place to research, study, and work, supported by best practice teaching methods, practical work-related learning, and advanced facilities.

About the Role

The College of Science and Engineering is seeking a Research Fellow and Lecturer in Hydrogeology to contribute to the quality research and the planning and delivery of undergraduate/post-graduate teaching and short course training to external industry delegates in the hydrogeology discipline.

The teaching aspect will focus on the development of innovative and inspiring teaching materials and multi-mode teaching delivery, including face to face, online and other contemporary teaching and learning strategies, whilst ensuring that you enhance student experiences and support students with any academic challenges.

Concurrently, as a Research Fellow, you will also be involved in the numerical modelling of mining environments and the development of pit lakes following mine closure. This may involve flow, transport and/or reactive transport stimulations.

To be successful as the Research Fellow and Lecturer in Hydrogeology, you will:

  • Make high-quality contributions to research in groundwater modelling and mining hydrogeology, through quality publications, contributing to external grant submissions and research student supervision.  This will be funded through the Australian Research Council and the CRC for transition in Mining Economies.
  • Organise, plan, deliver and evaluate teaching primarily within the suite of undergraduate and/or postgraduate topics. This may include topic coordination, delivery of lectures, tutorials and laboratories.  
  • Design, develop and deliver external professional development courses for the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT) industry training program in consultation with the Centre Director.

About You

As the Research Fellow and Lecturer in Hydrogeology you will have sound technical skills in numerical flow and/or transport modelling and experience in scientific programming. You will have excellent communication skills to establish and maintain effective relationships with a range of stakeholders including industry and professional associations.

The successful candidate will also demonstrate:

  • A Completion of a PhD in Water Resources Engineering, Groundwater, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Water Resources or an equivalent qualification.
  • Evidence of a strong research track record (for career stage) in an area aligned with research strengths in hydrogeology, including evidence of quality publications and ability to attract external competitive grants.
  • The ability to undertake high quality teaching in a tertiary environment, including involvement in topic coordination.
  • Broad knowledge of Australian groundwater issues and the capacity to interact with and contribute positively to a broad range of the research activities of the NCGRT and more generally the earth and environmental sciences staff in the College.

Life at Flinders

We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world.

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders?

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Wide range of professional development activities and services
  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff
  • Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care servicesgym and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia).

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

  • A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.
  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy 

How to Apply and Information

  • You are required to submit Suitability Statement of no more than 3 pages, addressing the Key Position Capabilities of the position description.
  • For more information regarding this position, please contact Peter Cook

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.


Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

05 July 2023

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

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