Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Sydney, Australia
$139,598 to $160,317 pa (Level C) 
13 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
13 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty / School / Unit: SCI: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Job Summary

The UTS School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences consists of four interdisciplinary fields – Forensics, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Chemistry includes the Centre for Clean Energy Technology and the Atomic Medicine Initiative and is a recognised Research Strength within UTS. Its strong national and international reputation is matched by the large and recent investments in new purpose-built analytical and synthetic laboratories, world-class equipment and new appointments. Within teaching and learning, the chemistry discipline as recently undergone an undergraduate course renewal including taking a major role in reimagining the pharmaceutical science major of our Bachelor of Advanced Science. We also have new postgraduate offerings in analytical chemical technologies through our Master of Science program. The activities undertaken in the discipline also serve as an enabler for much of the work across forensics, physics and the life sciences.

As a School, we do research that matters, in an industry-oriented, multidisciplinary environment, linking fundamental research to practical problems and producing graduates who are highly skilled and who will make a difference to society. The School delivers research which has impact on the major challenges facing society, together with educated and adaptable students who can contribute to their solution in a collaborative program of engagement with employers, industry and government.

Detailed Description

About the role

The School is seeking to appoint a highly motivated individual as a Senior Lecturer – Pharmaceutical Sciences (Level C). The incumbent will contribute strongly to the reshaping of our pharmaceutical science major, and contribute across teaching, research, and engagement activities associated with discipline strengths. Responsibilities will include:

  • Teaching at all levels using a research-inspired approach that enhances the student experience.
  • Supervision of Honours and HDR students.
  • Researching and building a portfolio of high-quality outputs.
  • Obtaining research funding to assist in supporting your research program.
  • Coordinating subjects within the suite of programs offered through the School.
  • Actively engaging with industry professionals and community organisations.

About You

We are seeking applicants with significant expertise in the pharmaceutical sciences. You are a potential leader with the ability to foster and develop skills in others. To be successful you will also ideally have the following attributes:

  • Doctoral qualification in an area relevant to pharmaceutical sciences.
  • Significant experience as a teacher in the higher education sector.
  • A program of research that connects the School to industry, community and issues of national significance.
  • An ability for developing and maintaining interdisciplinary national and international research networks.
  • Demonstrated involvement within the academic and professional community commensurate with the level of appointment.

For the full list of selection criteria and role responsibilities, please download the attached Position Statement


Base Salary Range: $139,598 to $160,317 pa (Level C) 

This role attracts 17% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary.

The position is full-time and will be made on a continuing basis. 

UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

About UTS

Our vision is to be a leading public university of technology recognised for our global impact. We are a dynamic and innovative university, ranked by the Times Higher Education as Australia’s top young university, and located centrally in one of the world’s most liveable cities. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow.

How to Apply

In addition to your resume and cover letter, you are required to address the selection criteria (found on page 3 of the Position Description) in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Answering Selection Criteria

UTS is committed to diversity and inclusion in our workforce and we encourage applicants where relevant to include a relative to opportunity or career disruption/break statement within their CV.

Only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted. If you are a current UTS staff member, for help on how to apply through NEO please click here.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes the relevant reference number IRC255721 and your name.

General enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at

Academic enquiries should be directed to Assoc. Professor Tristan Rawling (

Closing Date: Wednesday, 18th October 2023 at 11:59 pm (AEST)

We welcome international applicants.


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UTS is recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and diversity through our Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy, Social Impact Framework and UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. At UTS, the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose – we are recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity. We are now among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines. UTS Equal Futures celebrates and supports women in academia through every stage of their career. 

UTS Women in STEM program fosters a network of passionate females and males who are actively involved in the development of our next generation of young science professionals. UTS also aspires to attain silver level for Athena SWAN program.

UTS’s target is to have 40% of academic positions in STEMM held by women. The Faculty of Science is committed to having this target as a minimum and in supporting the career development of female academics.