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Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Fisheries Sciences

Apply now Job no: 497924
Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart
Categories: Balanced Research/Teaching

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Fisheries Sciences

  • Full time, ongoing position.
  • Based in Hobart.
  • Contributing to teaching and research in Fisheries Sciences and service to the profession.

Strategically located at the gateway to the Southern Ocean and Antarctica, our research spans from fisheries and aquaculture, ecology and biodiversity and oceans and cryosphere.

The Opportunity

An exciting key role of this position is to lead the revitalization of IMAS’ undergraduate and postgraduate Fisheries Science units and coordinate and contribute to a core group of staff to deliver these offerings. This will be undertaken by consulting with existing IMAS Fisheries & Aquaculture staff, relevant experts in the field external to the University and State and Federal management agencies to develop contemporary content that will facilitate ‘job-ready’ graduates in the fisheries sciences and management space.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Make a strong and sustained contribution to the University in achieving its strategic objectives and fulfilling its operational responsibilities.
  • Undertake high-quality research of national and international standing, secure external competitive and other funding, publish research findings and successfully supervise research higher degree students, in order to meet and regularly exceed the University’s research performance expectations for Level C/D.
  • Lead the revitalisation of IMAS Fisheries undergraduate and postgraduate offerings and undertake scholarly teaching of an exemplary quality.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of productive and effective links inside the University and locally and nationally with the discipline, relevant interdisciplinary domains, profession, industry and/or wider community.

Your Application

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

  • A PhD or equivalent in Fisheries Science or a relevant field.
  • A strong to substantial record in, and continuing commitment to, research that has achieved international recognition and made innovative, and sustained contributions to the field of fisheries science, demonstrated by a very strong record of high-quality publications, presentations at conferences, and significant record of competitive funding success in the area of fisheries science.
  • A strong to substantial record of successful research higher degree student supervision and completions.
  • A well develop to extensive knowledge, experience, and demonstrated achievement in University level teaching and learning, with a focus on contemporary education methods.
  • A proven ability as an academic leader, with a record in team building and creating effective working relationships, and capacity to foster excellence in research and teaching.


Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level C or Academic Level D and will have a total remuneration package of up to $168,623 for Level C and $192,939 for Level D comprising base salary within the range of $126,906 to $144,122 for Level C and of $152,077 to $164,905 for Level D plus 17% superannuation.

COVID-19 Update:

The University of Tasmania recognises that this is critical for the workforce at the University to protect the safety of our workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians.

Applicants for this role must be prepared to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.

How to Apply

  • To apply online, please provide the following supporting documentation:
    • Resume;
    • Cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role;
    • Your responses to the success criteria.
  • For further information about this position, please contact Sean Tracey, Centre Head, Fisheries and Aquaculture/Associate Professor or (03) 6226 8286.
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Download File Position Description - Senior Lecturer Associate Professor in Fisheries Sciences.pdf

Applications close Sunday, 23 October 2022, 11.55pm

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Applications close: Tasmania Daylight Time

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