Lecturer - Environmental Earth Sciences

James Cook University (JCU) is committed to creating a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide through graduates and discoveries that make a difference and we now have an exciting opportunity for an established academic to join a dynamic team of professionals within Earth and Environmental Sciences, based in Cairns, North Queensland.

  • Full time; fixed term appointment to 18 December 2023
  • Academic Level B $94,056 - $110,981 p.a. +17% employer superannuation contributions
  • Enjoy a work and life balance with a 36.25 hour week

What you can accomplish in the role

The Lecturer, Environmental Earth Science will undertake teaching and research within the Earth and Environmental Sciences academic group, in addition to providing administrative, outreach and marketing services for the Group and the university.

The incumbent will be an enthusiastic Environmental Earth Scientist with the ambition to develop and deliver teaching and strategic, world-class research programs across quaternary and climate science, palaeoecology, geoarchaeology, geology, ecology, soil and water science. Capacity to develop effective interdisciplinary collaborations, industry engagement and international partnerships with other universities are also inherent to the position.

What you will bring to the role

As a qualified and established academic, you will have a track record of excellence in teaching and learning, including experience of designing innovative educational materials suited to both face-to-face and online learning. In addition, you will be able to demonstrate a track record of research achievement relative to Environmental Earth Sciences.


JCU offers a culturally diverse working environment with opportunities for professional and personal growth as well as diverse career opportunities. JCU prides itself on being dedicated to teaching, learning and research that is not only of high quality, but also delivers practical benefits to the peoples and industries of the region and the tropics worldwide.

We support our people through the provision of:

  • the opportunity to advance your career whilst living in the beautiful North Queensland tropics
  • five weeks annual recreation leave
  • professional development and support
  • attractive options for salary packaging plus employer contributed superannuation at 17%
  • balance of work and life so you can enjoy a relaxed lifestyle that supports a diverse range of leisure and sporting interests

About Cairns, North Queensland

Cairns is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Australia. A gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree, Wet Tropics rainforest, Atherton Tablelands and the outback savannah region, coupled with a warm tropical climate, Cairns is the ideal location for a relaxed lifestyle, with opportunity to explore beautiful surrounds.

How to Apply

If you are a passionate academic looking to contribute to this valuable area of our University, please visit the Careers at JCU Website to obtain further information and apply now.

Vacancy reference 17215.

Closing date: 13th November

posted: 23 October 2020     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.