Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor, Fenner School of Environment and Society

Canberra, Australia
$129,049 - 163,808 per annum plus 17% superannuation
11 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
22 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: Academic Level C/D
Salary package: $129,049 - 163,808 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Fulltime, Continuing

  • Express your passion for research and teaching in a diverse, dynamic, future focused environment. 
  • Lead the delivery of research and teaching in climate science and its applications.
  • Join a world-leading University, which is an inaugural member of Science in Australia Gender Equity Pilot Program that aims to address gender equity in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine.

The Fenner School of Environment and Society, in the ANU College of Science, encourages researchers from a wide range of disciplines to work together to address the big environmental challenges facing contemporary society.

The School supports a diverse and award-winning undergraduate teaching program, a highly successful postgraduate training program and a broadly based research program involving strong external partnerships.

Our mission is to develop knowledge for a sustainable future, delivering solution-oriented research and education that focuses on the environmental challenges facing society in Australia and around the world. 

Position overview

This position offers a unique opportunity for an enthusiastic academic in Applied Climate Science with a strong interdisciplinary mindset. Leading the climate program in the School, the person in this role is pivotal in creating an environment that encourages integration across disciplines, both through impactful research and in the classroom. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to fostering collaborative learning environments, where they will engage with students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds. In addition to delivering high-quality teaching experiences, the candidate will be expected to contribute significantly to research.

The Fenner School of Environment and Society is an interdisciplinary school with a focus on applied problems, so we are open to candidates from a wide range of core disciplinary backgrounds across natural sciences and social sciences. Teaching responsibilities require coverage of natural sciences and collaborative teaching is encouraged. 

For more information about working at the Fenner School of Environment and Society visit our webpage

The level of appointment will be determined based on the candidate’s experience relative to qualifications, a record of teaching and research, experience outside tertiary education, creative achievement, professional contributions and/or technical achievement. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with senior mentors in the School or in the broader university community.

The Fenner School of Environment and Society has a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and flexibility in the workplace and actively encourages women, people from diverse cultural backgrounds and people of non-binary gender to apply for this position. We value people who may have had non-traditional career paths, who may have taken a career break, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside of academia. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on 

For a confidential discussion, please contact Professor Saul Cunningham, via email at

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

Closing at: Oct 22 2023 at 23:55 AEDT