Lecturer (Level B) - Chemistry

Adelaide, Australia
$107,276 - $126,894 per annum
10 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
08 Oct 2023
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Lecturer of Chemistry (Level B) $107,276 - $126,894 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

The University of Adelaide, Discipline of Chemistry, invites applications for a fixed-term (4.5 years) full-time Level B academic position in Chemistry.

Applicants should have demonstrated expertise in porous materials chemistry with a strong publication record in highly regarded scientific journals.

Chemistry at the University of Adelaide has been consistently ranked well above world class in the Excellence in Research for Australia national audits. The department has two major research strengths: Energy, Materials and Environmental Chemistry and Medicinal and Biological Chemistry. These research strengths are underpinned by an extensive portfolio of laboratories, world-class materials characterisation and analytical facilities that support a vibrant postgraduate research community and partnerships with national and international research consortia.

About you

The successful applicant will be involved in both research and teaching within this dynamic group. They should have a strong research track record in porous materials chemistry. They should demonstrate an ability and potential to develop a vigorous externally-funded research program, and to supervise students at postgraduate level. The successful applicant is encouraged to collaborate in multidisciplinary research programs with individuals or groups in the discipline and university, as well as nationally and internationally. The successful applicant will be involved in delivering a quality teaching program at the undergraduate and Honours levels. They should be capable of teaching a broad range of chemistry subjects, in the classroom and the laboratory.

Selection Criteria

  • PhD in Chemistry.
  • Demonstrated research excellence and interest in porous materials chemistry, relative to career stage, including a publication record in highly regarded scientific journals.
  • Ability to develop an independent research program, and to establish and maintain research links with other research groups locally, nationally and/or internationally.
  • Teaching experience in chemical sciences at the undergraduate level.
  • Evidence of engagement with the broader chemistry and scientific community.
  • Strong verbal and written communication, organisational, time management, intercultural and interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.                                   

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

Learn more at: adelaide.edu.au/jobs

Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research. Many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers. The Faculty actively partners with innovative industries to solve problems of global significance. 

Learn more at: set.adelaide.edu.au

How to Apply

Click on the link below to view the Selection Criteria and to apply for the opportunity.


Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

****Applications close 11:55pm, Sunday 8th October, 2023***

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Prof. Christopher Sumby, Head of School

School of Physics, Chemistry & Earth Sciences
E: christopher.sumby@adelaide.edu.au

Assoc. Prof. Tak Kee, Head of Chemistry

School of Physics, Chemistry & Earth Sciences
E: tak.kee@adelaide.edu.au

***The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified***

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.

Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application