Lecturer in Geology

  • Full time ongoing position
  • Exclusive - Women's only role
  • Based in Hobart (Sandy Bay Campus)

The Opportunity

The University of Tasmania invites applications from highly qualified women to join the current team of lecturers in the School of Natural Sciences. The vacancy is for a balanced teaching-research position and will involve teaching in units offered by the School, particularly in the area of Geology. This is an exciting time to join the team and contribute to research and learning and teaching in our vibrant academic environment.

Athena Swan Program

In September 2016 the University was proud to become an inaugural member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Pilot of Athena SWAN. The Athena SWAN program is an example of just one of the initiatives being undertaken by the University towards developing a more equitable workforce.

The College of Sciences and Engineering celebrates diversity and has a range of programs available to support our staff in their academic lives. The College provides conference travel support for caring responsibilities, research transition support for those returning from parental leave and a variety of flexible working arrangements. The University has been granted an exemption from Equal Opportunity Tasmania consistent with section 25 and 27 (1) (d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1988 (Tas) to enable the exclusive recruitment and employment of a woman into the position

Key Accountabilities:

  • Make an effective and sustained contribution to the University in achieving its strategic objectives
  • Undertake high-quality research of international standing, secure external competitive and industry/government agency funding, publish research findings, successfully supervise research higher degree students and postdoctoral researchers
  • Contribute to academic leadership, particularly in building teams and fostering outstanding research and/or learning and teaching.
  • Active participation in research, teaching and outreach activities within the Discipline of Earth Sciences, CODES and University committees as required.
  • Participate in the governance of CODES through membership of the CODES research committee, together with contributions to individual CODES research projects.

Your Application

To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate:

  • A PhD or equivalent in a relevant field, with expertise in one or more of the following: sedimentology, basin analysis, structural geology, metamorphic petrology, or tectonics.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake research that has achieved national and/or international recognition
  • Experience in conducting field-based research
  • A record of contributing to building and maintaining effective and productive links locally and nationally
  • Demonstrated capacity to deliver research results via oral presentations at national and/or international conferences


Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level B and will have a total remuneration package of up to $131,864.85 comprising base salary within the range of $93,711 to $112,705 plus 17% superannuation.

How to Apply

  • To apply online, please provide your resume, cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role, and your responses to the position/selection criteria
  • For further information about this position please contact Dr Sebastien Meffre, Head of Discipline, CODES ARC, Sebastien.Meffre@utas.edu.au / (03) 6226 7207.
  • Please visit http://www.utas.edu.au/jobs/applying2 for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications close Thursday, 6 June 2019, 11.55pm

published: 13 May 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.