Lecturer in Forensic Chemistry

Adelaide, Australia
$101,724 - $120,380 p.a.
07 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
09 Jul 2023
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Details

  • Continuing | Full-Time
  • Academic Level B | $101,724 - $120,380 p.a.
  • Location: Bedford Park / Kaurna Country
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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 has a growing educational and research profile in the Forensic Sciences. If you are a passionate researcher and academic, join our dynamic team as a Lecturer in Forensic Chemistry. The Lecturer in Forensic Chemistry is a balanced position, where you will be required to contribute to the teaching, research, professional practice/industry engagement and the supervision of student research programs (honours and postgraduate) in this area.

Based on your own casework experience, you will teach inspiring case-based learning, whilst ensuring that you are delivering relevant forensic science practice. You will also be accountable for:

  • Providing academic support to students and be accountable for the development of undergraduate/post-graduate level teaching including the delivery of lectures, laboratories, tutorials, assessments, and other innovative teaching and learning strategies.
  • Providing leadership and driving high quality, international and innovative research program in Forensic Chemistry which aligns with Flinders University research strengths, evidenced through activities such as scholarship, quality publications and external research grant acquisition.
  • Prioritise, coordinate, monitor workflow and provide day-to-day feedback to research support staff and casual academic teaching staff according to the University’s policies, practices, and standards.

About You

Utilising your exceptional communications and high-level interpersonal skills, you will establish and maintain effective relationships with new and existing partnerships and external stakeholders that can potentially provide positive teaching, learning and research outcomes for the University.

As the Lecturer in Forensic Chemistry, you will demonstrate:

  • Completion of a PhD, or equivalent qualification in Forensic and/or Analytical Chemistry
  • Demonstrated evidence of, or capacity to, deliver high quality teaching in a tertiary environment, including involvement in topic coordination and curriculum design.
  • An exceptional research track record and contribute to College’s research strengths in Forensic Chemistry, through high-quality publications and attraction of external competitive grants.
  • An understanding of the nexus between teaching and research through your passion for delivering inspiring and innovative teaching informed by approaches that enhance student experience.  
  • Evidence of successful leadership including topic coordination, and contributing to curriculum reviews and internal and external accreditation activities.

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 Ingo Koeper

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


Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

09 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.

Flinders. Fearless.