Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Biological Oceanography or Marine Molecular Microbiology
- Tenurable appointment
- Salary range: Level B $96,210 - $114,250 p.a. or Level C $117,857 - $135,900 p.a.
Faculty of Science
School of Biological Sciences
Be Inspired Research Theme: Sustainable Environments
The University of Western Australia is one of the world’s most prestigious research universities, located in a beautiful and diverse geographical region. With an incredibly rich local heritage, the University connects and integrates with global networks of knowledge, education and research.
Our research focus extends far beyond the geographical boundaries of the University campus and of Western Australia. From the discovery of gravitational waves to the intricacies the human microbiome, our research encompasses everything from improving human health and wellbeing to explaining the mysteries of the universe.
Home to Nobel Laureates, Oscar winners, Gates Foundation recipients and winners of international and national teaching and research awards, we welcome inspiring individuals to help us in taking research from the lab, to the classroom and the world.
About the team
The Faculty of Science has a global perspective focused on the challenges facing humanity over the next 50 years. Irrespective of the metrics used, our research is highly regarded nationally and internationally and we have world-leading expertise across a diversity of disciplines embracing the agricultural, chemical, earth, environmental, physical, human and health sciences. Our research excellence is built around the core, disciplinary strengths of our schools that serve to integrate and connect our teaching with our research. The University of Western Australia is rated at above, or well-above, world standard in 38 fields of research, and 79% of these are in a science field. Our research and teaching is interdisciplinary and aligned to 6 strategic themes (global challenges) where our expertise is ideally placed to have a transformative impact: Preventing, Diagnosing and Treating Disease; Energy and Mineral Resources for a Sustainable Future; Furthering Human Knowledge and Serving Humanity; Managing and Restoring the Natural Environment; Feeding the World; and Enhancing Physical Mental and Social Wellbeing and Performance.
The School of Biological Sciences is a research-intensive school that prides itself in providing innovative, research-informed, teaching at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The School has internationally recognised expertise in Computational Biology, Ecology and Conservation, Evolutionary Biology, Neuroscience and in Science Communication.
The School also hosts the Centre for Evolutionary Biology and the WA Biogeochemistry Centre and has strong links with other Schools in the Faculty of Science, in particular the School of Molecular Sciences and the UWA School of Agriculture and Environment, as well as the UWA Oceans Institute.
The School of Biological Sciences has major strengths in marine biology and its sub-disciplines and is looking to appoint an exceptional academic to develop the fields of biological oceanography and /or marine molecular microbiology.
About the opportunity
This exciting appointment in this novel area at UWA will have the exceptional academic providing leadership in curriculum development of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, developing and promoting biological oceanography / marine molecular microbiology research and research training, supervision of Honours, Masters and PhD students, and engaging with industry and government agencies.
To be considered for this position, the candidate should have a PhD in marine molecular microbiology or a closely related area, an established track record in marine molecular microbiology or biological oceanography research with publication outputs, high quality teaching ability and student supervision experience. As the appointee, you must also have a collegiate attitude, and show willingness to be involved with diverse groups internally in different Schools and Faculties as well as externally with industry and government personnel.
Full details of the position responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description. In preparing your application you are asked to demonstrate clearly that you meet the selection criteria. You are encouraged to supply a curriculum vitae or academic portfolio in support of your application.
Closing date: Monday, 16 April 2018.
This position is open to international applicants.
Our commitment to inclusion and diversity
UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.
We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.
- UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion of the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2016).
- The University is also a proud member of the Athena SWAN/SAGE Pilot for Gender Equity.