Rita Cornforth Fellowship

Canberra, Australia
25 May 2018
End of advertisement period
24 Jun 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Classification: Academic Level B or C
  • Salary Package Level B $98,009 – $111,365 pa plus 17% superannuation; Level C $118,044 - $131,402 pa plus 17% superannuation
  • Terms: Continuing Appointment

ANU College of Science

The ANU College of Science comprises: the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Research School of Biology, the Research School of Chemistry, the Research School of Earth Science, the Fenner School of Environment & Society, the Mathematical Sciences Institute, the Research School of Physics & Engineering, and the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science. Staff and students within the ANU College of Science conduct research and deliver a research-led education program that encompasses the entire breadth of the sciences, supported by extensive international networks and by world-class facilities. The College has a strong tradition of research excellence that has fostered Nobel Laureate and Kyoto Prize winners and trained scientific leaders in disciplines in which the ANU is consistently ranked in the top twenty in the world.

Research School of Chemistry

The Research School of Chemistry (RSC) was founded in 1967. Last year, the School’s 50th anniversary provided the opportunity to celebrate the RSC’s research and teaching excellence. The School di- vides its research into the following themes: Biological chemistry, Inorganic chemistry, Materials chemistry, Organic chemistry, Physical chemistry and Computational & Theoretical chemistry. The RSC has 47 academic and 34 professional staff and more than 800 undergraduate and postgraduate students. From late 2013, the School has been accommodated in new, state-of-the-art laboratories with excellent facilities and resources for chemical research.

The RSC is committed to improving gender balance amongst its staff. As part of this initiative, the School is offering this Rita Cornforth Fellowship to female applicants only in order to increase representation of women at the academic level within chemistry.

Position overview

The Fellowship is for early-mid career academics to pursue their research-focused career in chemistry, preferably with research interests that align with one or more of the existing research themes of the School.

For more information about the RSC’s research, please visit http://chemistry.anu.edu.au/research. The level of this appointment, Academic Level B or C, is to be determined by the appointee’s current re- search and teaching experience.

Applicants are expected to have an outstanding record in research, teaching and administration relevant to the level of their application. The position will involve teaching both in the candidate’s area of specialisation and standard undergraduate chemistry courses.

The successful applicant will have access to a generous start-up package to assist with research costs.

For more information, please contact Professor John Carver, RSC Director, via email at john.carver@anu.edu.au

ph: +61 2 6125 9748

Closing date: 24 June 2018

Position description: Rita Cornforth Candidate Booklet.pdf

For further information about the RSC, please visit:


*This advertisement has been prepared in accordance with the University’s Identified Positions Procedure. The University supports special measures to improve access, participation and inclusion of academic women who are under-represented in the field of chemistry. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit http://services.anu.edu/human-resources/

Application information

In order to apply for this role please ensure that you upload the following documents:

  • A covering letter or statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV), including a publication list and names of a minimum of three (3) referees.

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on indigenous.employment@anu.edu.au