Lecturer in Soil Science

Brisbane, Australia
12 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
10 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


Established in 1984, the Griffith School of Environment delivers undergraduate and postgraduate programs across six discipline areas including; ecology and biodiversity; marine science; society and environment; soil, water and energy; urban and environmental planning and architecture. The School has an outstanding national and international reputation for excellence in teaching, research and engagement with the community. It is also highly regarded for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to environmental education, scholarship and research. Our research in environmental science and particularly in the 'Soil Science', 'Ecology' and 'Ecological Applications' areas is rated as 'well above world standard' by the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment.

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

The role:

This continuing position will to contribute to the delivery of the undergraduate and Honours teaching as well as the supervision of higher degree research students. The position will also allow the successful candidate to undertake their own research and develop and/or strengthen internal and external collaborations with researchers in academia and relevant industries. The incumbent will benefit from existing affiliations with a number of research institutions within the Griffith Sciences group.

The person:

The Griffith School of Environment seeks to appoint a highly-motivated, productive scientist with a track record demonstrating external grant funding, publication of research outputs, collaboration as well as teaching and supervision of students. Evidence of strengths in teaching innovation and practice are essential. Applicants are required to have a PhD in relevant areas of soil science, earth science, land restoration and other relevant disciplines. The position requires a high level of written and oral communication skills in English and applicants are also required to have current and valid driving licences.

Salary range:

Lecturer, Level B: $90,697 - $107,706 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $106,116 - $126,017 per annum.

Application requirements:

Please ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description
  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
    • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
    • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
    • Employment history, including present position and details of relevant professional, consulting or industry experience;
    • Research interests and list of publications;
    • Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services etc.

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

Further Information:
Obtain the position description 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 position description.

For further information about this role, please contact Professor Chris Frid, Head, Griffith School of Environment at email address: c.frid@griffith.edu.au or on +61 (0) 7 5552 8019.

For application queries, please contact Ms Jacquii Nicholls, Recruitment Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 7869.

Closing date: Tuesday, 10 October 2017 at 5 pm AEST.