Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Human Geography – Environmental Politics and Policy

University of Melbourne

Australia

October 16, 2022

Description

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Human Geography – Environmental Politics and

Policy

Job no: 0056982 Location: Parkville Role type: Full time; Continuing Faculty: Faculty of Science Department/School: School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Salary: Classification at Level B or Level C depending on experience and qualifications Level B – $110,236 – $130,900 p.a. plus 17% super Level C – $135,032 – $155,698 p.a. plus 17% super

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 Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences The School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences was formally established in 2021, following the merger of the Schools of Geography and Earth Sciences. The School offers undergraduate and graduate programs in these core discipline areas, and in the multi-disciplinary fields of climate change, environmental studies, and environmental science. The research within the School is built upon extensive expertise in geography, geoscience and atmospheric science, ranging from the social sciences through to the quantitative physical sciences.

About the Role The opportunity exists for an outstanding academic in Human Geography to fill a new position within the School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, with a particular focus on environmental politics and policy.

The successful applicant will contribute to teaching excellence, primarily in the geography program, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels – providing a high-quality learning experience for students through the development of curriculum and innovative subject material, and through the delivery of lectures, practicals and potentially field work programs. They will also demonstrate a commitment to the supervision of research students at undergraduate and graduate levels.

The incumbent will significantly contribute to research projects in the broad area of environmental politics and policy, producing high-quality research outputs and publications in international refereed journals and attract competitive grant funding from various sources.

At level C, they will be expected to significantly contribute to research projects and leadership of research teams.

Responsibilities include:

  • Publishing research findings in international refereed journals and presentation of results at seminars, conferences, and meetings
  • Preparing research proposals for submission to external funding bodies to obtain funding to support their research
  • Engaging with the wider community via interactions with government, industry, the media, public lectures, and/or outreach activities
  • Providing academic mentoring and assistance to students
  • Contributing to a range of administrative functions, including those connected with their research activities, teaching responsibilities and the administration and governance of the School and / or Faculty of Science
  • The successful applicant would join a vibrant teaching and research culture in the School, which embraces its key disciplines as well as the multi- disciplinary synergies across the School and Faculty.

    About You The successful applicant will have teaching and research interests that focus on environmental politics and policy and may also intersect with one or more of the School's multidisciplinary areas, such as climate change and/or Indigenous knowledge.

    They are able to demonstrate an excellent track record of high-quality research and publication, with capacity to establish collaborations with researchers nationally and internationally, and potential to attract competitive research funding from varied sources.

    You will also have:

  • A PhD in geography or a related discipline
  • Evidence of the ability to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses specifically on environmental or climate politics and policy, and more general topics on human geography with a focus on the environment
  • A demonstrated capacity to supervise undergraduate and graduate research students
  • A potential or demonstrated capacity to initiate or contribute to service activities within the School, the Faculty of Science, and the broader professional community
  • A demonstrated ability in interpersonal and organisational skills including the ability to project manage, meet deadlines, and interact with colleagues from a broad range of disciplines in a collegial, respectful, and effective manner
  • At level C, the incumbent will also have:

  • An aptitude for independent research with a strong record of publication and/or other research outputs, a record of gaining external competitive research grants, commensurate with experience and opportunities, and the ability to develop research links with other departments/groups nationally and/or internationally
  • A track record of success in teaching at university level (or equivalent), and the ability to develop and teach relevant discipline subjects at a graduate level
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and to contribute to the organisational development of the School, Faculty and the University as a whole
  • 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+, women, people of all ages, people 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.

    The cover letter should include reference to the academic level applied for (Level B or Level C).

    ^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https:// 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: 16 OCTOBER 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Advertised: 12 Sep 2022 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Applications close: 16 Oct 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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