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Lecturer - Human Sciences

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$108,509 – $128,404 p.a. plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
31 Jan 2024
  • An opportunity to join a highly impactful multi-disciplinary school in human sciences
  • Level B, tenurable full time teaching and research appointments
  • Base salary range: $108,509 – $128,404 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

School of Human Sciences

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong focus on student success through exceptional classroom teaching, hands-on laboratory experience and workplace learning, vibrant campus and working environments, all supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

The School of Human Sciences is excited to announce a significant hiring initiative, inviting applications for up to four tenure-track positions to bolster our strategic vision in teaching and research. As we expand our research focus to “Human health and thriving in the face of stress and environmental Change”, we are keen on recruiting new academics who are engaged in basic, translational, clinical, and/or population research aligned with the School’s priority areas: Anatomy, Human Biology, Physiology, Neuroscience, Sport Science, Exercise and Health. 

About the opportunity

Candidates will play an instrumental role in our teaching programs, contributing to both undergraduate and graduate levels and driving forward our research activity. We hold a priority interest in individuals with expertise across the following areas: anatomy, neuroscience, physiology, and exercise psychology/public health. We also hold a significant interest in academics with teaching and research experience in imaging and data analytics.

Joining our school means stepping into a collaborative, collegial and inclusive environment. You will also be joining a diverse group of award-winning teachers and world-leading researchers in multiple disciplines focused on better understanding what it is to be human, from our structure, function, development, and genetics to adaptation, performance, and evolution (link to our website if not elsewhere). The school is ranked in the world's top 25 and first in Western Australia for anatomy and physiology and sports-related subjects. Your contributions will play a crucial role in the ongoing development of our academic and research endeavours at the School of Human Sciences. 

To be considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate:

  • PhD in an academic field relevant to the discipline or other higher professional qualifications appropriate to their discipline
  • Preferred area of cognate teaching expertise in any of anotomy, neuroscience, physiology, exercise psychology/public health, imaging and data analytics
  • Ability to deliver innovative teaching approaches, assessment and materials for units and courses 
  • A demonstrable track record in excellence in research evidenced by peer-reviewed journal articles published in high quality journals relative to opportunity  
  • A demonstrable emerging track record of successful competitive funding application   
  • Evidence of successful supervision or co-supervision of HDR students, relative to opportunity    
  • Experience and ability to teach into at least one of the priority cognate areas at undergraduate and postgraduate level

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:  PD - Lecturer 515954 .pdf

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria

You may also submit an additional statement (1 page max) outlining any personal circumstances which should be considered when assessing your application. Applicants who have experienced periods of academic/professional interruption or other relevant events can include a description of achievements relative to opportunity in this statement.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Wednesday, 31 January 2024

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Professor Michael Rosenberg at

This position is open to international applicants.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Please note shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend selection activities held at The University of Western Australia between mid to late March 2024, which will include delivering seminars to members within the School and attend meetings with the selection panel members and other key senior staff and stakeholders.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace.  We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution.  We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity. 

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.

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