Lecturer - Human Geography

Camperdown, Australia
$118,390 p.a. - $140,586 p.a. + 17% superannuation
01 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
15 Oct 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education, Geography
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full-time, two-year fixed term position, located on the Camperdown Campus at the School of Geosciences
  • Opportunity to make valuable contributions to teaching and research in human and environmental geography
  • Base Salary Level B $118,390 p.a. - $140,586 p.a. + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney is seeking applications for a Lecturer in Human Geography to complement and enhance the School's teaching and research in human and environmental geography. This is a balanced teaching and research position and the School of Geosciences is looking for applicants with strong research capacity or potential.

The successful applicant will be expected to have teaching experience and/or capacity to teach into the School of Geosciences teaching program, servicing majors and postgraduate coursework degrees in the areas of Geography, Global Development and Environmental Studies.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • contribute to knowledge within human and environmental geography
  • engage in high-quality teaching and learning experiences (at undergraduate, honours and postgraduate levels) which meet the University's expectations and standards for education
  • design and deliver quality educational programs and experiences that support student needs and meet curriculum requirements
  • influence outstanding teaching and learning outcomes
  • contribute to research, education, and administrative activities
  • develop an academic profile through conferences, seminars and outreach activities (e.g. school outreach and orientation activities)
  • enhance a positive workplace culture and strategic direction of the University.

The School of Geosciences at the University of Sydney is a dynamic and collegial multi-disciplinary community of scholars and students encompassing the fields of geology and geophysics, marine science, environmental studies, and physical and human geography. It has a strong global reputation for the quality of its research and teaching across those domains. Our common passion is to engage in research and teaching that promotes a better understanding of our world and its challenges, and we address key issues facing society including climate change, resource management and sustainability.

The School of Geosciences is firmly committed to creating a diverse workplace by improving equity, access and opportunity. We want to create an environment where individuality is welcomed and celebrated, and a workplace that is open, supportive and safe for everyone. We are actively seeking to improve the diversity of our staffing profile, and welcome applications from women, people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, and members of the LGBTIQ+ community.

To learn more about the School of Geosciences, click here

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Lecturer in Human Geography who has:

  • a PhD in human geography or a cognate discipline
  • the demonstrated ability to carry out high quality teaching in Geography/Global Development/Environmental Studies
  • a high level of interpersonal skills including the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues
  • good organisational and administrative skills with attention to detail
  • a high level of written and verbal communication skills
  • an ability to engage productively with partners both within and outside of the University to develop and promote their teaching and research activities.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

All applicants should provide a cover letter, full CV and research vision, teaching and diversity statements of up to one page each. The latter should address your experiences with, and commitments to, diverse populations across both teaching and research. In the cover letter, applicants may choose to reflect upon the opportunities and interruptions that have characterized their career.

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

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For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact the Head of the School of Geosciences, Professor Neil Coe via email:

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Applications Close

Sunday 15 October 2023 11:59 PM

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