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Lecturer in Physical Chemistry

Employer
UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Location
Melbourne, Australia
Salary
$114,645 - $161,926 p.a.
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Job Details

Job no: 0062208
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time, Continuing
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Department/School: School of Chemistry
Salary: Level B $114,645 - $136,136 p.a. or Level C $140,433 - $161,926* p.a. plus 17% super
*Level of appointment is subject to qualification and experience

  • Develop and lead a research program in Physical Chemistry or related discipline, contributing to undergraduate and graduate teaching within the School of Chemistry.
  • Access to a wide range of research infrastructure platforms within the University, facilitating cutting-edge research opportunities and collaboration.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role

The School of Chemistry is seeking to appoint a new staff member within the area of Physical Chemistry. This is a continuing teaching and research position, and the appointment will be at Level B or Level C.  

The position offers collaborative research opportunities within the University of Melbourne and will contribute to teaching in a wide range of subjects in Chemistry Majors. We are thus interested in applicants with research interests that may include any area of physical chemistry.  

You will be expected to develop a research program that will attract postgraduate students, and secure external research funding from national competitive research schemes and industry partners. You will have a commitment to research, supervising research students at undergraduate, MSc and PhD levels, and to teaching within the School’s undergraduate and graduate programs. 

You will also have access to a wide range of research infrastructure platforms within the University (https://research.unimelb.edu.au/facilities/infrastructure) including the Trace Analysis for Chemical, Earth and Environmental Sciences (TrACEES) platform located within the School of Chemistry, and the Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics (MSPF) platform located within the Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • PhD in Chemistry or a related discipline.
  • A track record of high-quality impactful publications in leading international journals, relative to opportunity, in the area of physical chemistry or related discipline. Alternatively, candidates with a strong record of translational research (patents, industry engagement, commercialisation of research outcomes) will also be considered.
  • Evidence of the potential to attract research funding from national competitive research bodies and other sources, including industry, relative to opportunity.
  • Ability to attract and supervise postgraduate (research higher degree) students, relative to opportunity.

Who We Are Looking For

You will bring your expertise and passion for teaching chemistry at all levels, along with your enthusiasm for sharing scientific ideas with the broader public, including school students. Additionally, your interest in community engagement will contribute to fostering connections between science and society.

You will also have:

  • PhD in Chemistry or a related discipline.
  • A track record of high-quality impactful publications in leading international journals, relative to opportunity, in the area of physical chemistry. Alternatively, candidates with a strong record of translational research (patents, industry engagement, commercialisation of research outcomes) will also be considered.
  • Evidence of the potential to attract research funding from national competitive research bodies and other sources, including industry, relative to opportunity. 
  • Ability to attract and supervise postgraduate (research higher degree) students, relative to opportunity. 

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is available for this position

Your New Team – “The School of Chemistry“

The School of Chemistry at The University of Melbourne is one of the largest and oldest in Australia with a distinguished history in teaching and research. The first lectures in chemistry in The University of Melbourne were given in 1856, only three years after the University was founded. Since then the School has grown and developed and there are presently over 2500 undergraduates enrolled in Chemistry subjects, with more than 150 BSc (Hons), MSc and PhD research students. Teaching and undertaking research in the School are 23 continuing research and teaching staff, and over 30 research only staff, supported by a team of technical and administrative personnel. 

The School has an excellent international reputation in research and an outstanding record of achievement in attracting external research funding. There is an ongoing program to keep its research facilities at world standard and to focus our research efforts. This has involved progressive upgrading of the School's laboratories, the purchase of state-of-the-art instrumentation and recruitment of academics with a strong research profile.   

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.   

Be Yourself

The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Kim Groizard at hr-careers@unimelb.edu.au, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https://about.unimelb.edu.au/reconciliation/murmuk-djerring

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Oliver Bukasa via email at hr-careers@unimelb.edu.au, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Position Description

Applications close: 22 May 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

Company

The University of Melbourne enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing us as Australia’s leading comprehensive research-intensive university, and one of the world’s top 50*.

Melbourne attracts the best and brightest students and researchers and, with a history of over 160 years, we occupy a special place at the heart of our city’s cultural scene.

Melbourne is a leading research university, widely renowned for its teaching and the social and economic contributions it makes through knowledge transfer. The University’s performance in international rankings puts it at the forefront of higher education in the Asia-Pacific and beyond.

Internationally, the University is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with its international peers placing it in the top 20 worldwide, and employers placing it in the top 10. In the recent Times Higher Education rankings of the world’s top 200 universities, Melbourne ranked top in Australia and 33 in the world.

Melbourne’s international research pre-eminence was also acknowledged with a top 100 ranking in the Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings. Ranked No. 44 in 2015, the University has climbed steadily in the rankings since first appearing at No. 92 in 2003.

The Melbourne Model introduces undergraduate programs characterised by both breadth and depth, followed by a graduate professional degree, a research higher degree or entry directly into employment.

In 2008 Melbourne commenced offering six New Generation undergraduate degrees in Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Environments, Music and Science. The Melbourne Model also introduces a new graduate school experience to Australia, providing the best and brightest with a more focused, intense and professionally relevant degree in areas such as Law, Architecture, Teaching and Nursing. With the Melbourne curriculum now aligning the University with the world’s top universities in Europe, North America and Asia, we enable our students to develop the skills and attributes required by employers all over the world.

More than 50,000 students from over 120 countries take courses in the University’s 12 faculties and graduate schools.

For more information please visit: http://www.unimelb.edu.au

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015 – 2016 and Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015

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Parkville
Melbourne
Victoria
VIC 3010
AU

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