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Senior Lecturer in Southern Ocean Vertebrate Ecology

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Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart
Categories: Academic - Teaching & Research

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Southern Ocean Vertebrate Ecology

  • Full time ongoing position.
  • Based in Hobart.
  • Make a strong contribution to the University as an innovative scientist and educator in our vertebrate ecology team.

The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) is a centre of excellence for both research and education with world-leading research strengths in Oceanography, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Marine Ecology and Biodiversity, and Southern Ocean and Antarctic sciences.

The Opportunity

We are looking for an innovative scientist and educator tasked with research and undergraduate and graduate level teaching. As the Lecturer/Senior Lecturer you will develop a multidisciplinary research and teaching program focused on the ecology of marine vertebrates including critical concerns regarding anthropogenic and climate change interactions in the Antarctic region.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Contribute to the University in achieving strategic objectives and operational responsibilities.
  • Undertake high-quality research of national and international standing, secure external competitive funding, publish research findings and successfully supervise research higher degree students to completion, in order to meet and regularly exceed the University’s research performance expectations for Level B/C.
  • Undertake scholarly undergraduate (and if relevant postgraduate) coursework teaching.
  • Increasingly provide academic leadership, particularly in fostering outstanding research and/or learning and teaching.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of productive and effective links inside the University.­

Your Application

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

  • A PhD in a relevant field.
  • A strong record and commitment to research that has achieved national and preferably international recognition and made notable contributions to the field of marine mammal and seabird ecology or management.
  • A capacity in quantitative ecology, with high level quantitative analysis and numerical modelling skills.
  • A record of contributions to successful research higher degree supervision and completions.
  • Experience and demonstrated achievement in University-level teaching and learning.
  • Experience in marine biotelemetry is desirable.


Appointment to this role at Academic Level B will have a total remuneration package of up to $133,842 comprising base salary within the range of $98,537 to $114,395 plus 17% superannuation.

Appointment to this role at Academic Level C will have a total remuneration package of up to $158,046 comprising base salary within the range of $118,946 to $135,082 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 Catriona MacLeod, Principal Research Fellow/Head of Centre - Ecology & Biodiversity, or (03) 6226 8237.
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications close Tuesday, 29 June 2021, 11.55pm

Download File Position Description - Lecturer Senior Lecturer in Southern Ocean Vertebrate Ecology.pdf

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfill the requirements of this role.

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