Associate Lecturer in Biomolecular Sciences

Randwick, Australia
16 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
03 May 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences (BABS) in the Faculty of Science is located at the Kensington campus in Sydney. We have an international reputation in biotechnology, molecular and cellular biology, and microbiology, including proteomics and genomics, gene regulation, metabolism, environmental microbiology and infectious diseases.

The School teaches approximately 2,000 full-time student equivalents, and has 33 academics, 31 postdoctoral research associates or fellows, approximately 20 other research staff, 152 higher degree research students, 8 technical officers and 8 administrative staff. The School’s operational budget is approximately $9.5M annually, with research income of approximately $6 million annually.

About the role

  • $91,743-$98,127 plus 9.5% Superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Fixed Term for 12 months
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The Associate Lecturer works closely with the Director of Teaching to actively support the teaching programs in the School. Specific responsibilities for this role include the project management of the introduction of new micro-credentialing courses in bioinformatics and systems biology, the development of innovative online and virtual teaching materials, and the delivery of lectures and tutorials.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • PhD or equivalent qualification and research experience in Biotechnology or Biomolecular Sciences, or related discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching and the development, implementation and review of curriculum, with relevant experience working in an academic learning & teaching environment, or equivalent.
  • Experience with learning management systems and familiarity with a range of technologies to support virtual laboratories, blended learning and online learning.
  • Demonstrated skills in project planning, monitoring, analysing and reporting data, implementing and evaluation of educational development initiatives in higher education contexts.
  • Experience in supervising large practical classes and delivery of on-line media, and excellent oral and written communication skills.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.


Suzanne Busby, School Manager


T: (61 2) 9385 2101

Applications close: 13 May 2018