Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Climate Geoscience

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 Earth 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. 

Western Australia is located on the eastern margin of the Indian Ocean with an impressive coastline ranging in latitude from a cool 35˚ to subtropical ~14˚S. The School of Earth Sciences currently undertakes broad-ranging research in earth and marine sciences with well-established external industry/government agency engagement across all of our applied areas in minerals, energy and groundwater, and fundamental and applied research in geochemistry and geochronology, coral reefs and coastal zones, and early Earth.  We attract high quality PhD students from around the world and currently offer a variety of coursework Master degrees and undergraduate majors in Geology and Marine Science – Coastal Systems.  The School is located in the Faculty of Science that contributes strongly to UWA’s ranking in the top 100 universities worldwide. In the QS World University Rankings by Subject, Earth and Marine Sciences at UWA ranks amongst the world’s top 50 universities.

About the opportunity

You will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic research environment in the School of Earth Sciences and collaboratively across the University with a range of researchers in marine science at UWA.  The position provides you with the opportunity to develop coastal geoscience teaching and research, and to build interdisciplinary relationships within the School, Faculty and University. You will contribute to curriculum development in undergraduate and postgraduate courses.  Expertise in coastal systems and climate-related geoscience will enable you to contribute to the School’s research capability and activity, teaching programs and research supervision.

To be considered for this position, you must hold a PhD in geoscience relevant to climate and coastal geoscience with research experience, research output (e.g. publications in peer-reviewed journals), teaching skills and student research supervision experience commensurate with years since graduating.  You must also be able to engage and develop strong relationships with academic, government and industry collaborators.

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, 26 March 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.