Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Marine Ecology

08 Feb 2023
08 Mar 2023
Life Science
Job Type
Faculty Member
Employment - Hours
Full time

Job no: 0058514

Location: Parkville

Role type: Full time; Continuing 

Faculty: Faculty of Science

Department/School: School of BioSciences

Salary: Classification is either Level B or Level C depending on experience and qualifications.

Level B - $110,236 - $130,900 p.a. plus 17% super or Level C - $135,032 - $155,698 p.a. plus 17% superannuation (pension)

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 School of BioSciences


This position presents an opportunity to join The University of Melbourne’s School of BioSciences. 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.

About the Role

We are looking to diversify our marine ecology 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 majors of Marine Biology and Ecology and Evolution.

In this position, you will be expected to teach subjects in marine biology and general ecology, including field marine ecology and fundamental and applied marine 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. You will report to the Head of School, currently Professor Margie Mayfield. You will have the opportunity to develop your academic career in a vibrant diverse academic environment, in a great city and Australia’s top university.

Responsibilities include:

  • Undertaking internationally competitive independent and/or team-based research, resulting in publications in high impact journals
  • Contributing to and publish academic papers and other scholarly outputs to a high academic standard in accordance with the research expectations of the University of Melbourne
  • Actively contributing to teaching, including the development and delivery of course materials, marking, coordination of staff in relevant subjects (courses) and oversee demonstrators in the classroom
  • Participating at School and/or Faculty meetings and play a major role in planning activities or committee work to support capacity building in the School/discipline

About You

You will have an interest in understanding, mitigating, or adapting to, the impacts of climate change, fisheries harvest, or other human-induced environmental change on marine species or ecological systems, and strong statistical or modelling skills. You will also 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. You will show the ability to work collaboratively and engage positively with colleagues and external stakeholders.

You will also have:

  • PhD in marine biology, ecology, fisheries science or other related discipline
  • At least 1 year of post-PhD research experience
  • Experience conducting and publishing on field-based marine research
  • Proven track record in publishing peer reviewed publications in top marine, ecology or fisheries journals
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills

Level C will require additional experience teaching at the tertiary level and evidence of sustained research success in terms of publications and funding.

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 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.

Position Description:  PD - Lecturer or Senior Lecturer for Marine Ecology.pdf

Applications close: 8 MARCH 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time