Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Behavioural Sleep Science

The University of Western Australia
Perth (Region), Western Australia (AU)
Salary range:  Level C $117,857 - $135,900 p.a. or Level D $141,910 - $156,343 p.a.
February 23 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
  • Tenurable appointment
  • Salary range:  Level C $117,857 - $135,900 p.a. or Level D $141,910 - $156,343 p.a.

Faculty of Science

School of Human Sciences

Be Inspired Research Theme: Healthy Futures

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 Human Sciences at UWA is ranked 13th in the QS World University Rankings by Subject and has a ranking of 5 (well above world average, on a 5 point scale) in Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessments in Anatomy and Physiology, and Exercise and Sports Science.

The School of Human Sciences is a large multi-disciplinary School with research and teaching focussed on providing knowledge on what it is to be human and a better understanding of human structures, function, development, genetics, adaptation, performance, and evolution.  The School, through the Centre for Sleep Science, is internationally recognised for its novel contributions to the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of respiratory sleep disorders (sleep apnea).

About the opportunity

This exciting, new appointment in Behavioural Sleep Science will allow a motivated academic to grow and further enhance this discipline and its research and postgraduate focus through collaboration between major research groups in the School of Psychological Science and Human Sciences. It is expected that the successful appointee will develop and lead innovative multi-disciplinary postgraduate teaching opportunities by forming new partnerships with industries such as the mining industry.

To be considered for this unique opportunity, you must hold a PhD in behavioural sleep science, or related area.  Proven expertise in insomnia and circadian rhythm disorders would be considered advantageous.  The successful applicant should be able to demonstrate an excellent track record of research outputs and successful funding applications relative to opportunity; extensive supervisory experience of Honours, Masters and PhD students; and proven expertise in delivering excellent quality training in lab and field based work are considered essential. You must also be able to work collegially with evidence of effective teamwork and a proven capacity to work with diverse groups both internally and externally with industry and government. 

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: Friday, 27 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.