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Lecturer in Freshwater Animal Ecology

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Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart
Categories: Balanced Research/Teaching

Lecturer in Freshwater Animal Ecology 

The Opportunity

The new appointee will align with the strategic teaching and research directions of the Discipline and be a complementary fit for the staffing profile. We seek a Freshwater Animal Ecologist with experience in conducting globally relevant field-based research projects that are quantitatively grounded and may complement different areas, for example, animal physiology, genetics, evolution, or conservation biology. The new appointee will contribute to undergraduate teaching, supervise Higher Degree Research candidates, and conduct research that has national and international standing and impact and is relevant to local stakeholders.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Make an effective and sustained contribution to the University in achieving its strategic objectives and fulfilling its operational responsibilities.
  • Undertake high-quality research of national and increasingly of international standing, secure external competitive and other funding, publish research findings and contribute to the successful supervision of research higher degree students.
  • Undertake scholarly undergraduate (and if relevant postgraduate) coursework teaching of a high quality.
  • Increasingly contribute to and provide academic leadership, within the Discipline, School, and College, particularly in fostering outstanding research and learning and teaching.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of productive and effective links inside the University and locally and nationally within relevant domains.­

Your Application

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

  • A PhD in a relevant field.
  • A strong record (relative to opportunity) in, and continuing commitment to, research that has achieved national and growing international recognition and made notable contributions in the area of Freshwater Animal Ecology, demonstrated by a record of high-quality publications.
  • Proven ability to conduct field-based activities and expertise in quantitative interrogation of data.
  • Experience and demonstrated achievement in University-level teaching and learning.
  • Experience in building or working in collaborative and potentially multi-disciplinary research teams.
  • A record (relative to opportunity) in securing external, nationally competitive grants and other funding.
  • A record of contributions to successful research higher degree supervision and completions.
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong professional relationships with UTas colleagues and contribute to the collegiality of the Discipline.


Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level B and will have a total remuneration package of up to $142,799 comprising base salary within the range of $105,131 to $122,050 plus 17% superannuation.

We are an inclusive workplace committed to ‘working from the strength that diversity brings’ reflected in our Statement of Values. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing our people and are committed to inclusive principles. We celebrate the range of diverse assets that gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, age and life course bring. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community. Tell us how we can make this job work for you. 

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

  • Please refer to the attached Position Description below for full details.
  • To apply online, please provide the following supporting documentation:
    • Resume
    • Cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role
    • Your responses to the nine success criteria from the Position Description below
  • For further information about this position, please contact Julianne O'Reilly-Wapstra, Professor of Forest Sciences, or +61 3 6226 6656.
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Download File Position Description - Lecturer in Freshwater Animal Ecology - 498741.pdf

Applications close Sunday, 25 June 2023, 11.55pm 

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