Lecturer School of Earth and Planetary Sciences

We are seeking a passionate and experienced academic to join School of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS) and deliver leading teaching and research.

  • Permanent (Continuing), full-time role available
  • $106,194 - $125,797 (ALB) per annum, plus 17% superannuation
  • Based at our vibrant Bentley campus in Perth, Western Australia

Job reference: 1210022

School of Earth and Planetary Sciences

An exciting opportunity exists for a Lecturer to play a significant role in enhancing the capacity of the Earth and Planetary Sciences.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to conduct independent high-impact research and quality teaching in the broad area of Environmental Earth Sciences, Earth's Surface Systems, or Biogeosciences. The appointee will be an expert in Earth Sciences, with a demonstrated track record of projects and publications in Environmental Earth Science. Additional desirable skills include a strong background either in renewable and sustainable Earth resources (for example, critical mineral exploration or carbon sequestration), or in groundwater and hydrogeology, environmental or sedimentary geochemistry, or in Earth Systems Science, including investigations across the boundaries between atmosphere-hydrosphere-crust-lithosphere.

The appointee will work with a team of researchers and postgraduate students and contribute actively to the dynamic intellectual environment of the Curtin Institute for Critical Geoscience, the Critical Minerals Trailblazer, and the School more broadly, which has an existing strong profile in environmental geoscience, organic and isotope geochemistry, and ocean science.

The appointee will develop their own research program and collaborate with researchers within the University and at other research institutions, and develop strong industry linkages on collaborative projects.

For more information on our school, please visit https://www.curtin.edu.au/about/learning-teaching/science-engineering/school-of-earth-and-planetary-sciences/

Key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Develop and publish their own high-quality research in the area of Environmental Earth Sciences;
  • Contribute to teaching of undergraduate and graduate courses in the Earth Sciences curriculum, including developing and delivering lectures and practicals, conducting student field trips, and marking/assessment;
  • Develop both internal and external (industry/government) collaborative projects;
  • Supervise undergraduate and post-graduate research students;
  • Contribute to the school and university community via commitment to creating safe, equitable and inclusive working environments and participating in internal and external engagement activities.

To be successful in this role, the academic is expected to be emerging as an outstanding researcher in their field who will enthusiastically and collaboratively contribute to the development and delivery of excellent undergraduate teaching and postgraduate supervision. The appointee expected to maintain and develop their scholarly and professional activities within the School, Faculty, and their profession or discipline.

About us

We are an energetic, dedicated team of academics and professionals working together to provide global solutions through quality graduates and innovative research. Curtin is a welcoming space where integrity, respect for one another, courage, excellence, and impact are essential to everyday life. Situated on Whadjuk Nyungar Country, our vibrant campus includes an art gallery, gym, childcare and medical centre, and endless food options including a supermarket.

We encourage a progressive and diverse workplace, offering generous superannuation and salary packaging benefits. We are committed to looking after our employees by promoting health and wellbeing, work flexibility, and personal development opportunities.

For more information about our university, please visit www.curtin.edu.au

Join us!

Click on the 'Apply Now' button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you include a cover letter addressing the selection criteria (noted below) and a resume to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.

Essential criteria

  1. A doctoral qualification in relevant discipline.
  2. Demonstrated high level teaching skill and a demonstrated reflective approach to teaching delivery.
  3. A strong understanding of pedagogical theory and contemporary educational practice relevant to the discipline and a record of contribution to scholarship in teaching.
  4. An established record of research outputs/creative works in high quality refereed academic journals/outlets consistent with the discipline.
  5. A history of successful competitive grant applications.
  6. Demonstrated ability to supervise higher degree research students.
  7. Demonstrated experience / capacity to undertake unit coordination role.
  8. Demonstrated high level communication and interpersonal skills with a commitment to the development of a collegial and supportive working environment and the ability to interact with students and staff with cross cultural sensitivity.
  9. Demonstrated commitment to applying relevant and applicable policies, procedures, and legislation in the day-to-day performance of the functions of this position.

To view a copy of the generic Academic Role Statement, please copy and paste the following link into your web browser: https://tinyurl.com/3d3ns36f

Applications close: 6PM Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), Wednesday 12 June 2024

We are strongly encouraging women and minorities to apply for this role to help propel the discipline forward.

Applicants should note that prior to appointment, any offer of employment is subject to completion of National Police Records checks, and background, integrity, and reference checks to Curtin's satisfaction. At Curtin, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation and this position may also require you to have a current Working With Children Check.

If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1) and quote the Job Reference.

Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

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