Lecturer Environmental Sciences

Murdoch University

, , AU

Environmental and Conservation Sciences (ECS) is a multidisciplinary group of science and policy academics with expertise in environmental management, ecology, zoology, sustainability, forest science, ecotourism, marine science, wetland science, climate change and its mitigation, social change, and biosecurity. Of these areas, environmental science and management, ecology, zoology, forestry science, biological sciences, earth science and fisheries science were rated world standard or above under the 2018 Australian Research Council’s ERA assessment.

The Role

This position will involve teaching, research and administrative duties at Lecturer Level B within the College of Science Health Engineering and Education (SHEE), discipline of Environmental and Conservation Sciences (ECS).

The appointee will carry out teaching, conduct tutorials, demonstrate laboratories, and undertake associated marking at, primarily, the undergraduate level. The appointee will be expected to undertake administrative duties within ECS and, if appropriate, the College and wider University. The incumbent will also be expected to engage in scholarly research and professional activities appropriate to the professional discipline.

Skills and Experience

The preferred candidate will have:

  • A PhD in an area relevant to appointment.
  • An established record of scholarly publications in journals listed in the Clarivate Journal Citation Reports or the Scopus database, and collaboration in a multi-disciplinary context into the human dimensions of environmental science with specific expertise in socio-ecological systems.
  • Demonstrated capacity to develop and gain competitive grants.
  • Research interests including human dimensions of socio-ecological systems, expertise in statistical data analysis; and modelling the interrelationships between societal values, land uses, environmental policies, and ecosystem components or processes.
  • Demonstrated evidence of study design and quantitative analytical skills, preferably using a range of tools including statistical data analysis, modelling of socio-ecological concepts, ArcGIS, and other packages.

Applicants should refer to the Position Description for further detail on the duties, skills and experience required for this role.

To Apply

Please submit the following documents via the Apply Online button below:

  • A cover letter
  • Your most recent resume (CV)
  • A statement addressing the selection criteria (found in the Position Description)

Please see the Applicant Guide for more information. Applications sent by post or email will not be accepted. Please note visa sponsorship may be available for the successful candidate if necessary.

Murdoch University values workplace diversity, promotes inclusion, and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, and people with disability.

Applicants who have support or access requirements, are encouraged to advise this at the time of their application, to ensure appropriate assistance is provided throughout the recruitment process.

Position contact: Jennifer Verduin, Interim Head of Discipline Environmental & Conservation Sciences at [email protected].

Closing date:  20 February 2020 (11:59pm)