Sustainable Minerals Institute
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Collaborate with highly awarded, world-class colleagues
Genuine career progression opportunities via our academic promotions process
Based at St Lucia Campus
As part of the UQ community, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world, and within an environment where interdisciplinary collaborations are encouraged.
As part of our commitment to research excellence, we are proud to provide our staff with access to world-class facilities and equipment, grant writing support, greater research funding opportunities, and post-fellowship contracts via our UQ Amplify initiative.
At the core of our teaching remains our students, and their experience with us sets a foundation for success far beyond graduation. Not only do we have one of the largest PhD enrolments in Australia, but we have also made a commitment to making education opportunities available for all Queenslanders, regardless of personal, financial, or geographical barriers.About This Opportunity
This is an exciting opportunity for a Teaching and Research Fellow to work on industry focused professional development initiatives that build health, safety and risk competencies and to develop their expertise and emerging research profile in this area. As a teaching and research academic at level B will aspire to achieve national recognition in their field of research.
Key responsibilities include:
Developing and delivering competency-based training and research programs to explore ways to measure and improve the effectiveness of training and learning initiatives focused on health, safety and risk management.
Contribute to the development of new programs and course material in the area of focus, by consulting with program advisors and stakeholders, ensuring courses are engaging, relevant and contemporary.
Teach across different settings and actively contribute towards educational practice and innovative curriculum design including online learning and alternative teaching methods.
Maintain and improve the quality of courses as measured through evaluation instruments to meet industry and educational standards.
Provide high quality service to students, including academic counselling and advice.
Understand and apply University Rules relevant to teaching and learning practice.
Develop an independent and/or team research program to achieve national recognition and impact in the research area.
Work with colleagues and postgraduates in the development and conduct of joint research projects and applications for competitive research funding support.
Contribute as chief investigator role (often in conjunction with more experienced researchers) in applications for external research funding, which includes actively seeking, obtaining and managing research funding.
Maintain an active and effective record of publishing in high quality national research journals, other appropriate refereed publications and conference publications.
Review and draw upon best practice research methodologies.
Prepare research publications and progress reports and participate in regular meetings to discuss project objectives, methodology and outcomes
3. Supervision and Researcher Development
Demonstrates personal effectiveness in supervision and the management of researcher development.
Effective lead and develop supervisee performance and conduct by providing feedback, coaching, and professional development.
Demonstrate a track record of the effective supervision of Honours and Higher Degree by Research students.
Demonstrate personal effectiveness in supervision and management and development of researcher capability and skill.
Facilitate engagement opportunities for Higher Degree by Research supervisees
Working to promptly resolve conflict and grievances when they arise in accordance with University policy and procedures.
4. Citizenship and Service
Actively develop partnerships by fostering relationships with colleagues, industry, government departments, professional bodies and the wider community.
Shows leadership of self and others through mentoring and collaboration.
Efficiently manage allocated internal service roles and processes, including participation in decision-making and service on relevant committees.
Effectively perform a range of administrative functions as required.
Provide support to other academic positions as needed and during absences.
Consistently demonstrates the UQ values.
This is a teaching & research position. Further information can be found by viewing UQ's Criteria for Academic Performance.
This is a full-time (100%), fixed-term position for up to 2 years. Academic level B. The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $104,579.67 - $124,187.99, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $122,358.21 - $145,299.95 annually. As this role is covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases – at least once a year.
The greater benefits of joining the UQ community are broad: from being part of a Group of Eight university, to recognition of prior service with other Australian universities, up to 26 weeks of paid parental leave, 17.5% annual leave loading, and genuine career progression opportunities via the academic promotions process.About You
Completion of a PhD or pathway to completion
2-4 years' experience in teaching and research in the discipline area.
A growing profile in teaching and research in the discipline area.
A developing reputation and track record of publications in reputed refereed journals and presenting at conferences.
Evidence of successfully seeking, obtaining and managing external research funding.
Evidence of a high level of quality teaching at undergraduate, honours and postgraduate level across a variety of settings, including small and large groups.
Experience in course coordination and contribution to the development and continuous innovation of new programs, curriculum design and course material in the discipline area.
A growing record of supervision of Honours and Research Higher Degree students to successful completion.
Experience in meaningful internal service roles in conjunction with active contributions to external activities.
In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:
Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.
Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.
For more information about this opportunity, please contact MISHC Centre Director, Professor Maureen Hassall [email protected].
For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.Want to Apply?
All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:
Cover letter responding to the ‘About You' section
At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected]
If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.
Applications close Thursday 30 November 2023 at 11.00pm AEST (R-32874).