Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Soil Science

Perth, Australia
05 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Science

UWA School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Tenurable teaching and research appointment
  • Salary range:  Level B $97,310 - $115,350 p.a. or Level C $118,957 - $137,000 p.a. plus employer contribution to superannuation of 17%
  • Great opportunity for passionate academic in Soil Science to advance collaboration within the mining and agriculture sections in addition to developing key land & water management initiative for industry engagement.

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities.  With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About the team

The UWA School of Agriculture and Environment (SAgE) is a comprehensive, research-intensive school that spans the broad disciplines of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Agricultural Science, Environmental Science and Geography and Planning. The School is strategically located in one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots and the state of Western Australia has over 20,000km of coastline adjoining the Indian and Southern Ocean and a wealth of marine and natural resources. Our teaching and research benefits from a network of both national and international collaborators and has a strong track record in PhD supervision and external research grant success.

About the opportunity

In this new and exciting position, you will have the opportunity to contribute to our teaching and research offerings in Environmental Science, and in particular, you will be growing our teaching in the Master of Environmental Science and working with industry to develop best practice for land rehabilitation  

With your core expertise in one or more of the following specialisations: land rehabilitation, environmental hydrology, environmental microbiology, contaminant dynamics, soil physics/chemistry, modelling of environmental systems/processes, vadose zone science, and/or landscape evolution you will teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and conduct excellent scholarly research both independently and in collaboration with others, including attracting research income from industry and  competitive research schemes.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • A PhD in Soil Science/Environmental Science or a closely related field
  • Evidence of high quality teaching; evidenced by unit-level curriculum development activities, unit coordination, pedagogical training, high regarded teaching performance.
  • Research excellence as evidenced by international journal publications, research income and postgraduate research student supervision.
  • Evidence of leadership in policy development and administrative matters within the Discipline, School and University.
  • Show evidence of involvement and willingness to direct and supervise the research of honours and postgraduate and research higher degree students.
  • A collegiate approach to working within a discipline group within the University, building effective links and liaise with members of the community, professional, relevant industry and funding bodies outside the University, and the ability to promote Environmental Science in the wider community.

About you

Along with your high quality teaching ability and an excellent track record, relative to opportunity, in environmental science or soil science research, you will also have a collegiate attitude, and show willingness to be involved with diverse groups both internally and externally with industry and government personnel.  Prior research engagement with the mining industry will be highly regarded.

This position will require commitment to undertake remote, interstate and overseas travel for research, and lecture-based teaching, where required.

Closing date: Thursday, 22 March 2018.

This position is open to international applicants.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

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.

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