Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science

Brisbane, Australia
15 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
25 Aug 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

The School of Natural Sciences is a foundation School of Griffith University within the Griffith Sciences Group offering innovative and quality science education, combined with delivering world leading research in a diversity of areas from quantum science to drug discovery. At Griffith University the Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution (ARCHE) is the research institute / centre most closely aligned with Forensic Science.

We offer a wide range of pioneering degree programs for both undergraduate and postgraduate studies including Aviation, Forensic Science, Biomedical Science, as well as a comprehensive Bachelor of Science that offers majors in Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Clinical Science, Chemistry, Microbiology and Physics.

The Bachelor of Forensic Science within the School of Natural Sciences, with majors in Forensic Chemistry and Forensic Molecular Biology, is the only degree program of its kind in Queensland. This program can also be studied as a double degree in combination with the Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice. At the postgraduate level, we offer a Graduate Certificate in Crime Scene Investigation. This is only available to officers in the Queensland Police Service Scientific Section and forms part of their mandatory professional training.

We are seeking to appoint an Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science. Applicants should indicate the level of appointment for which they are applying.

This is a continuing, full time position based at the Nathan campus.

The role:
This position will undertake teaching, research or scholarship, and service to the University, the community, and the field of forensic science, as well as the wider biosciences or chemistry disciplines, contributing to the work of the School of Natural Sciences.

The person:
The successful applicant will have a PhD in an appropriate discipline; or a suitable degree qualification together with a record of forensic professional practice appropriate to the level of appointment. You will be motivated and have a strong commitment to teaching, research / scholarship and community service that will complement the School of Natural Sciences.

Salary range:
Associate Professor, Level D: $133,778 - $147,383 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $156,521 - $172,439 per annum.

Senior Lecturer, Level C: $111,104 - $128,113 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $129,993 - $149,893 per annum.

Further information:
Obtain the information package by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the information package.

For further information about this role, please contact A/Prof Alex Forrest, Associate Professor of Forensic Science, on, +61 (0) 7 3735 7546 or Professor Tim Ryley, Head of School, School of Natural Sciences on, +61 (0) 7 3735 5358.

For application queries, contact Ms Courtney Mullens, Senior Recruitment Adviser,, or on +61 (0) 7 3735 6404.

Applications close at 5 pm AEST on the closing date. All applications must be submitted online.

Closing date: Friday, 25 August 2017 at 5 pm AEST.