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28 de diciembre de 2022

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Native Vertebrate Biology in Australia

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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Native Vertebrate Biology

Job no: 0056796
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time; Continuing
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Department/School: School of BioSciences
Salary: Level B $110,236 - $130,900 (Lecturer) or Level C $135,032 - $155,698 (Senior Lecturer) p.a. plus 17% superannuation

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About the Role
The School of BioSciences is seeking an enthusiastic, collaborative, native wildlife biologist to join the School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne.

We are looking to diversify our zoology program while ensuring our new colleague has collaborative opportunities within the University of Melbourne and can contribute to teaching a wide range of subjects in our BSc major in zoology and ecology and evolution. Areas of particular interest are in vertebrate physiology (broadly defined) and native vertebrate population ecology and conservation.

In this position, you will be expected to teach subjects in zoology and terrestrial field ecology within the School’s undergraduate and MSc programs and develop relevant “subjects” (the word the University of Melbourne uses for courses) where appropriate. In research you will be expected to supervise research students at undergraduate, MSc and MPhil/PhD levels, obtain external research funding to support a productive and impactful research program.

This position has a slightly modified focus toward teaching. In the first five years of this position the successful candidate will have a 50/40/10 (teaching/research/service) split. Following confirmation at the end of five years this split will revert to a standard 40/40/20 position.

Reporting to the Head of School, Professor Margie Mayfield, the successful incumbent will have the opportunity to develop their academic career in a vibrant diverse academic environment, in a great city within Australia’s top university.

This position is based in the School of BioSciences, located on the Parkville campus in Melbourne, Australia.

Responsibilities include: Conducting research and contributing to knowledge through scholarship, publication and presentation
Actively seeking and attaining nationally and/or internationally competitive grant funding and contracts with industry to support research
Preparing and delivering lectures, tutorials, and practical classes in zoology, animal ecology and wildlife biology as needed at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level
Providing academic mentoring and assistance to students, including the supervision of higher degree students

About You
We are interested in applicants with research programs that include at least some work with native vertebrate species in field settings.

Preferred candidates will have plans to pursue a mix of applied and fundamental research to ensure they will have access to a wide range of research funding during their career and have potential to work collaboratively with existing academics in the School, Faculty or within the broader Biodiversity Institute that is being developed to launch in 2023.

We are also particularly interested in candidates with an interest in the integration of Indigenous Knowledge and Indigenous ways of thinking into their research and/or teaching.

Research interests that could provide synergies with other members of the School and collaboration with other researchers at the University and the broader Biodiversity Institute that is being developed to launch in 2023 will be highly regarded.

You will also have: PhD in a zoology or a related discipline
At least 1 year of post-PhD research experience
Proven track record in publishing peer reviewed publications in top zoology or wildlife journals
Strong analytical and quantitative skills
At Level C - An excellent, sustained research record, and demonstrated capacity to attract competitive research funding

A list of desirable selection criteria, which will be highly regarded, can be found in the Position Description

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

About BioSciences
The University of Melbourne’s School of BioSciences houses 60 continuing academic staff, and more than 150 academic staff overall (including postdocs, and other research contingent staff) all working on the world’s top biological challenges – from climate change, biosecurity and pollution to reproductive health and food production. Collectively members of our School lead more than 240 research projects in the general areas of ecology, evolution, zoology, marine biology, genetics, plant science, genomics, biosecurity, biological pollution, reproductive biology and data science.

The School is home to five productive research Centres: Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis (CEBRA); Centre for Aquatic Pollution Identification and Management (CAPIM); Melbourne Integrative Genomics; The Hunt Laboratory for Intelligence Research; and National Centre for Coasts and Climate. It is also home to the Biological Imaging (BioSciences Microscopy Unit); the Ian Holmes Imaging Centre, Bio21; the Biological Optical Microscopy Platform; the University of Melbourne Herbarium; The Teigs Museum; and Melbourne Pollen Count.

The School of Biosciences is a major contributor to teaching of over 3000 undergraduates each year as part of the Bachelor of Science, as well as a broad range of postgraduate programs. The quality of our teaching programs has been recognised with multiple national teaching awards, and our school is home to a vibrant community of over 200 PhD, Masters and Honours students.

The School of BioSciences values a respectful, consultative and supportive environment that provides a physically and psychologically safe space. The school supports diversity and inclusion and seeks to foster the First Nations communities both within and external to the university.

About the University
The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits: Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

To find out more, visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.

Be Yourself
We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at hr-talent@unimelb.edu.au.

Applications close: 15 JANUARY 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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