Lecturer in Earth Sciences

  • Fixed-term, full-time until 31 October 2025
  • $ 102,546 to $ 121,534 per annum (Level B)
  • Plus 17% employer superannuation. Salary packaging options are available.
  • Relocation assistance provided
  • UNE will provide sponsorship for this position

The University of New England (UNE), Armidale is a regionally based, globally networked university that is renowned for the quality of its student experience and the excellence of its research specialisations. UNE pioneered teaching to external students making it the most experienced provider of distance and innovative online education. Currently there are over 26,000 students (84% of whom are distance/online students) and approximately 1,200 academic and general staff.

The Faculty and School

UNE has a vibrant research culture and a rich and extensive history in geoscience. Our Earth Sciences department achieved a ranking of 5 for the Australian Research Council's Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), which translates to an outstanding research record 'well above world standard'. UNE has a long history of teaching and research in the Earth Sciences and is conveniently located in the heart of the New England region, providing an excellent natural laboratory for studying all aspects of the discipline.

The School of Environmental and Rural Science (SERS) is an active and dynamic school of environmental scientists, agronomists, geneticists, zoologists, plant scientists, soils scientists, and ecologists. The school sits within the Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law, which includes internationally recognised scholars with diverse teaching, research, and professional and community backgrounds. We are a leading provider of both on-campus and online or distance education, offering flexible learning options for students throughout the year. Further information can be found on the School of Environmental and Rural Science website. UNE supports a diverse community and welcomes flexible working arrangements. Yarm Gwanga Childcare is located on campus and parent and infant care rooms are also available. SportUNE, also based on campus for easy access is a well-equipped facility hosting everything from world class mountain bike trails to high intensity training, a geothermally heated pool and gym equipment.

About the role

As a Lecturer in Earth Sciences, you will join a successful, enthusiastic and versatile team of geoscientists who teach and research across a range of areas such as economic geology, tectonics, palaeontology, petrology, structural geology, environmental geology, geochemistry, sedimentology and remote sensing. You will teach into our Bachelor of Geoscience course and lead a strong research program in your relevant area of expertise. A collaborative approach to 'team' teaching, supportive research student supervision, applying for external research grants and collaboration in community engagement programs are expected activities of the position. Importantly, we are seeking applicants who are willing to champion the role of women in this discipline.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • A doctoral qualification in Geology or Palaeontology
  • Expertise in a complementary discipline within Geology or Palaeontology, and relevant postdoctoral experience.
  • Capacity for innovative, research-driven teaching and curriculum development in online and face-to-face settings.
  • An outstanding research record (relative to opportunity), including publications in high quality, peer-reviewed journals that align with our ERA 5 in Geology
  • Teaching and/or research excellence (relative to opportunity) in one or more of the following disciplines: Sedimentology, Palaeontology, Geochemistry, Tectonics, Field Mapping, Structural Geology.
  • Potential to lead a research program and attract significant external funding.
  • Commitment to a diverse and inclusive academic environment.

And it is desirable that you have experience in research supervision, online teaching and/or innovation in curriculum development and some knowledge of GIS software

About Armidale

Living in Armidale you will experience the best of both city and rural living. Enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle with access to shopping, gourmet food, top sporting facilities and cultural delights, all for a fraction of the price you'd expect to pay in a major city. You can live in the heart of Armidale or experience the tranquillity of the New England countryside on a rural property. To find out more visit https://www.visitarmidale.com.au/experience.

Enquiries and additional information

To discuss this role please contact Professor Julius Van Der Werf phone: (02) 6773 2092, email: jvanderw@une.edu.au

Closing Date: Midnight, 12th December - NSW Australian time

Apply online here: https://www.une.edu.au/jobs-at-une/current

Job reference No: 222290

To Apply:

Please download the selection criteria from the Jobs at UNE online application portal listed above and submit the following documents through the Apply Now button:

  1. Covering letter
  2. Responses to selection criteria
  3. Current CV

Please visit www.une.edu.au/jobs-at-une for further information and other career opportunities at UNE.

Equity principles underpin all UNE policies and procedures. As a University committed to engaging a diverse workforce, UNE encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

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