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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience

Armidale, Australia
$104,596 to $147, 207 Plus 17% employer superannuation
Closing date
19 Jun 2024

Job Details

School of Science & Technology

  • Continuing, full-time
  • $104,596 to $123,964 per annum (Level B)
  • $127,836 to $147, 207 (Level C)
  • Plus 17% employer superannuation
  • Salary packaging options are available
  • Relocation assistance provided
  • 4 weeks annual leave plus Christmas week shutdown, per annum
  • Applicants must have appropriate Australian work rights for the duration of this position (UNE will not provide sponsorship for this position)

The University of New England (UNE) is a regionally based, globally networked university renowned for the quality of its student experience and the excellence of its research specialisations. In addition, UNE pioneered teaching to external students making it the most experienced provider of distance and innovative online education. 

UNE emphasises its people, staff and students' growth and development. We aspire to be a leader in innovation and change and a centre for the Armidale and the North-West communities.  

Equity, diversity and inclusion are central to the core values of UNE and we are committed to engaging, supporting and growing a richly diverse workforce. From the Oorala Aboriginal Centre at the heart of our campus, to the inclusive organisations such as the UNE Ally Network, the UNE Women’s Society, and the many international cultural groups - all will feel valued and respected at UNE. 

You will embody the UNE values and strive to be Open, Enquiring, Exceptional and Making a Difference. Additionally, you will be committed to achieving the goals embedded in the Future Fit Strategic Plan Future Fit 2021-2030: Personalised Learning Journeys, Empowering Communities, and Building Resilience. 

About the Role

As a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience, you will join a collegial and mutually supportive School located within a rural city. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated research record in Clinical Neuroscience, particularly as applied to clinical diagnoses and treatment of human anxiety, and will contribute to and maintain or improve future ERA ratings by producing high quality publications and other research outputs. It is expected that the successful applicant would have the potential to attract competitive grant funding. A substantial part of the School’s teaching is online, within a supportive pedagogic framework for students. Within this role you will contribute to the future direction of teaching in Clinical Neuroscience as applied to humans, and take a key role in the continued development of the Neuroscience programs. The successful applicant will be expected to make a service contribution to the institution.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • A PhD in Clinical Neuroscience or related field
  • A strong publication record in Clinical Neuroscience or a related field, with particular relevance to the neurobiology, diagnosis and treatment of human anxiety, and ability to attract funding
  • Evidence of effective teaching and curriculum development in Clinical Neuroscience particularly as applied to the neurobiology and treatment of human disorders, including anxiety.
  • Evidence of high-quality teaching outcomes in Clinical Neuroscience as applied to human disorders, particularly anxiety, including the ability to develop high quality scholarly and innovative approaches to teaching and learning as well as evidence of effective curriculum review and design.
  • Experience in supervising postgraduate students’ research projects
  • An ability to join an existing research group in Neuroscience
  • Effective academic leadership, outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Preferably, experience in tertiary teaching using flexible modes of delivery.
  • Preferably, training and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of human anxiety disorders

About the School

The School of Science and Technology comprises subject disciplines including Biomedical Science, Chemistry and Physics, Exercise and Sport Science, Mathematics and Statistics and Computer Science. The School conducts teaching and research through an exciting range of undergraduate, honours, and postgraduate courses and research degrees by dissertation within these disciplines. These courses are offered via on campus and flexible online education modes. Additionally, the research performance of a number of our disciplines was assessed at 'well above world standard' in the 2018 ERA ratings for research excellence.

The Neuroscience Group within the Discipline of Biomedical Sciences in the School of Science and Technology currently has an exciting opportunity for an experienced academic staff member with strong research and teaching profiles.

About Armidale

Armidale is an attractive and vibrant city that combines all the features of a bustling regional town centre with the tranquility of rural living. It boasts gourmet restaurants and cafes, boutique shopping, quality schools and sporting facilities. Surrounded by mountain gorges, waterfalls and national parks, Armidale’s natural beauty and distinct seasons make it an ideal place to live and thrive. To find out more, visit  

Enquiries and additional information

To discuss this role please contact Professor Chris Sharpley on (02) 6773 2596 or via email:

Closing Date: Midnight, Wednesday 19 June 2024

Reference No:   224037

Please visit for further information about this position and other career opportunities at UNE.

To Apply

Submit your application through and refer to vacancy ref 224037. 

  • Covering letter;
  • Responses to selection criteria;
  • Current CV;
  • Certified qualifications cited in your application for this position. 

About Our Process 

At UNE, we are committed to employing individuals who meet the requirements of this role and align with our values. All applicants will be contacted and advised of an outcome. The successful candidate will be required to undertake pre-employment checks prior to commencing in this role as indicated in the position statement. Please visit our Privacy Statement to understand how your information is collected, stored, accessed and used. 

National Police Check

If you are the successful candidate for this role you will be required to provide UNE with a National Police Check prior to your commencement. Please note that people with criminal records are NOT automatically barred from applying for this position (unless there is a particular requirement under law).


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