Lecturer in Environmental Engineering/Hydrogeology

University of New South Wales

Sydney NSW, Australia 🇦🇺

Job no: 512835
Work type: full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Lecturer

The Opportunity

Join the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering as a Lecturer. You will be conducting independent research and delivering excellent teaching in the area of surface water- groundwater interactions, coastal zone groundwater processes and carbon dynamics. In this role you will be working primarily out of the UNSW Water Research Laboratory in Manly Vale with teaching being conducted on the UNSW Kensington Campus. This is an excellent opportunity for an early career academic looking to lay the foundations for their career in academia.

The role of Lecturer reports to Associate Professor Kristen Splinter for teaching and Associate Professor Martin Andersen for research and has nil direct reports, except for the supervision of higher-degree research (HDR) students.

  • Salary, Level B – $112,679 to $132,832 per annum + 17% superannuation
  • Full Time
  • 3-Year fixed term
  • Location: Manly Vale and Kensington – Sydney, Australia

About UNSW

UNSW is currently implementing a ten-year strategy to 2025 and our ambition for the next decade is nothing less than to establish UNSW as Australia’s global university.

The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering is in the Faculty of Engineering that has over 3,300 students and an operating budget of over $23 million. The School has 48 full time academic staff, 30 professional and technical staff and 80 research only appointments. The School’s mission is to develop well-educated graduates with the essential skills, attributes and knowledge that will enable them to practice as professional civil or environmental engineers; and to conduct research and development of international distinction to meet the needs of the discipline, industry and society. For further information about the School, please visit http://www.civeng.unsw.edu.au/

The Water Research Laboratory at Manly Vale is a world-leading academic research and consulting laboratory that endeavours to tackle the most challenging and pressing water-engineering problems faced by the world today relating to water and the environment.

Skills & Experience:

  • A PhD in Environmental Engineering, Hydrogeology, or a related discipline.
  • Proven commitment to proactively keeping up to date with discipline knowledge and developments.
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching and learning design, development, and delivery at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level.
  • Experience using and/or designing with educational technologies and online delivery methods.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness and passion for educational excellence (e.g., relevant discipline-based curriculum design and development at a variety of levels and scales).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of industry or experience of work-integrated learning (desirable).
  • Evidence of ability to support and inspire students from diverse backgrounds and support student equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives.
  • Demonstrated track record in research with outcomes of high quality and high impact with clear evidence of the desire and ability to continually achieve research excellence as well as the capacity for research leadership.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in the following research areas:
  • Environmental field tracer techniques
  • Continuous field monitoring and analysis of greenhouse gases 
  • Costal groundwater and wetland physical and water quality processes
  • A track record of significant involvement with the profession and/or industry.
  • High level communication skills and ability to network effectively and interact with a diverse range of students and staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.
  • Evidence of highly developed interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives, and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

Additional details about the specific responsibilities for this position can be found in the position description.

To Apply: If you’re interested in an academic career in a role that conducts independent research and delivers excellent teaching in surface water, please click the apply now button and submit your CV, Cover Letter and Responses to the Skills and Experience.

Please note applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed below.


Eugene Aves – Talent Acquisition Consultant

E: [email protected]

Applications close: 11:55 pm Sydney time on Sunday, 4th December 2022

UNSW is committed to evolving a culture that embraces equity and supports a diverse and inclusive community where everyone can participate fairly, in a safe and respectful environment. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and encourage applications from people of diverse gender, sexual orientation, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability and those with caring and family responsibilities. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.

Position Description

Advertised: 24 Nov 2022 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 04 Dec 2022 AUS Eastern Daylight Time