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Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Food Science

Murdoch, Australia
$124,066 to $164,050 plus 17% employer superannuation
Closing date
15 Mar 2024
  • X 1 Continuous, Full Time (37.5 hours) position available
    • Level C Senior Lecturer | $124,066 - $142,809 plus 17% employer superannuation
    • Level D Associate Professor | $149,058 - $164,050 plus 17% employer superannuation
  • Salary Packaging opportunities and employee discounts!
  • Ref: JR101834
  • Location: Murdoch, Western Australia

About Us - The School of Medical, Molecular and Forensic Sciences

We are dedicated to advancing knowledge across biomedical, medical diagnostic, food science, nutrition, molecular, and forensic science disciplines. Our research spans critical areas such as infectious disease, anti-microbial resistance, immunology, cancer biology, microbiology, forensic biology, food science and nutrition.

We are seeking a passionate individual to contribute to our engaging undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs. At our School, we prioritise delivering top-tier education, ensuring a high-quality learning experience for our students.

Your new role - Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Food Science

As our newest team member, you will be integral to the Food Science program, driving academic excellence, conducting research, producing scholarly outputs, and engaging in professional activities where relevant. You will have a pivotal role at the Murdoch University Food Centre, situated in the Food Innovation Precinct, collaborating with businesses on various initiatives spanning the food production to consumption continuum.

You will contribute to teaching within the discipline at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. As Academic Chair of postgraduate Food Science, you will have the opportunity to establish academic excellence in a custom-built education and research facility; oversee Honours and postgraduate student supervision; and manage administrative duties within the College and University.

If you are passionate about advancing food science education, research, and industry collaboration, we encourage you to apply and be a part of our vibrant academic community.

What you'll bring to this role

  • A PhD in Food Science or closely related area.
  • Extensive industry experience in Food Science
  • Strong record of developing and leading undergraduate and postgraduate programs and evidence of successful primary supervision of Honours, Masters and PhD students.
  • Demonstrated excellence in research at a national or international level, including securing funding, building professional relationships, and publishing in relevant high-ranking peer-reviewed journals.
  • Proven success in supervising students, mentoring students and junior staff, fostering industry partnerships and effective interdisciplinary collaboration.

Applicants should refer to the Position Descriptions for further details on the work requirements, duties, skills and experience required for this role. Applicants must have valid work rights.

What you'll get in return

You will be part of a vibrant and talented team, work in an innovative and lively university community and enjoy the benefits that come with working at Murdoch.

Our people enjoy a lively, natural campus and world-class facilities, as well as a range of benefits including:

  • Competitive remuneration
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Salary packaging options
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • On Campus Services and Facilities, including a Childcare Centre, Gym, Vet Hospital and Chiropractic Clinic

To Apply

Please apply by submitting the documents below:

  • A cover letter including a statement addressing the selection criteria (with reference to the Position Description)
  • Your most recent resume (CV)

Please view the position description here:

Other opportunities you may be interested in on our careers page:

Lecturer OR Senior Lecturer in Food Science and nutrition

Please see the Applicant Guide for more information. Applications sent by post or email will not be accepted.

Applicants who have support or access requirements, are encouraged to advise this at the time of their application, to ensure appropriate assistance is provided throughout the recruitment process.

Murdoch University is committed to enhancing diversity in all its forms and strongly encourages suitably qualified candidates from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, women, people with disability, people of CaLD background and people of diverse genders to apply for this important position.

Position contact: Wayne Greene, Head of School of Medical, Molecular and Forensic Sciences,

Closing date: 15 March 2024 (11:59 pm AWST)

The University reserves the right to withdraw this advertisement at any time.

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