Assistant Lecturer (Geodynamics - Geophysics)

Job No: 565261
Faculty/Portfolio: Faculty of Science
School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment
Location: Clayton campus
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration:Two year fixed-term appointment
Remuneration: $64,450 - $87,471 pa Level A
(includes 9.5% employer superannuation)

  • Contribute to shaping a new and innovative earth, atmospheric and geographical science curriculum
  • Join a dynamic team of academics
  • Unlock your teaching potential

If you're after a rewarding career, Monash University can help make it happen. With leading academics and world-class infrastructure, combined with a ranking in the top 100 universities worldwide, we offer all you need to build a brighter future.

The Opportunity

The School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment (SEAE) is a highly multi-disciplinary school, passionate about shaping the world for a sustainable future. Our broad range of undergraduate subjects explore the whole earth system, from climate change and sustainable resources to natural hazards and weather predictions. If you have completed a research doctorate in Earth, Environmental, Atmospheric Science or a closely related field and are ready to take the next step in your teaching career, this could be the role for you.

We are currently redeveloping our undergraduate practical classes and teaching laboratories to maximise the use of innovative teaching techniques and technologies, enhance student employability, and provide greater continuity across year levels and disciplines. To progress this exciting project we are seeking a new Assistant Lecturer to join the school.

The Assistant Lecturer will play a key role in the project by assisting in the development and tailoring of new material. As the successful candidate, you will assist Unit Coordinators in the teaching and assessment of Geophysics and Geodynamics subjects, and the generation and delivery of teaching materials.

This opportunity will see you collaborate with other academic staff, tailoring a range of lectures and practical material for students and acting as a pivotal enabler of the expansion of our education opportunities.

The Level A academic will be part of the Monash Geodynamics group working in several aspects of geophysics, geodynamics and global tectonics modelling. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out research leading to refereed publications in international journals, or other research outputs, in line with the topics of interest of the group. Of interest are the interactions between global plate tectonics and mantle dynamics, with emphasis on cross-scale coupling, from plate margins to global tectonics, from the deep mantle to the surface, and from short-term to geological time-scales.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Your application must address the selection criteria, and include a two page outline of anticipated research projects, including integration into the existing research focus of the group. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs"


Professor Sandy Cruden, School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment,


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Closing Date: Wednesday 20 September 2017, 11.55pm AEST

posted: 25 August 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.