University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Lecturer in Soil Science

Australia

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Lecturer in Soil Science

Job no: 0062411 Location: Parkville Role type: Full-time; Continuing Faculty: Faculty of Science Department/School: School of Agriculture, Food and Ecosystem Sciences Salary: UOM Level B – $114,645 – $136,136 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Drive the advancement of soil science through teaching, research, and collaboration with industry partners.
  • Access to state-of-the-art soil science laboratories and close collaboration with colleagues in the School of Agriculture, Food and Ecosystem Sciences, providing an enriching environment for academic growth and impactful community engagement.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!
  • About the Role The School of Agriculture, Food and Ecosystem Sciences seeks an outstanding academic in soil science to join the Soils and Environment Group. This role involves fostering soil science opportunities, teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and conducting impactful research in collaboration with industry partners. The successful candidate will be based at the Parkville Campus, where they will have access to state-of-the-art facilities and collaborate closely with colleagues.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Work closely with the Soils and Environment Group teaching team to deliver undergraduate and postgraduate soil science subjects.

  • Conduct internationally competitive research, resulting in publications in high impact journals in collaboration with Senior Academic staff.

  • Prepare and deliver lectures, tutorials, practicals and seminars as appropriate.

  • Actively participate at School meetings and contribute to planning activities or committee work to support capacity building in the School/discipline.

  • Who We Are Looking For You will have experience in supervising research students and demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills, fostering positive relationships with staff, collaborators, and students. Additionally, you should show the ability to work collaboratively within a diverse workforce.

    You will also have:

  • Completion of a PhD in soil science or a related discipline
  • Demonstrated experience in soil science and expertise in one or more of the following areas: terrestrial nutrient cycling, environmental soil science, soil hydrology, biophysical modelling of soil processes.
  • Demonstrated experience, relative to opportunity, in developing engaging undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching programs.
  • Experience in supervising research students, relative to opportunity.
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

    This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

    Please note: Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

    Your New Team – “The School of Agriculture, Food and Ecosystem Sciences“ The School of Agriculture, Food and Ecosystem Sciences (SAFES) has a vision of science for flourishing environments and communities. The School brings together diverse discipline strengths to lead the development of new interdisciplinary thinking and high-impact solutions for global challenges relating to climate change, food security, healthy food systems, biodiversity conservation, sustainable forest management, invasive species, and environmentally and economically sustainable agricultural practices. Our expertise spans biophysical, social and technical sciences, and we support a large cohort of PhD students across these domains.

    The School teaches a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs, including the Bachelor of Agriculture, several majors of the Bachelor of Science, and six Master coursework programs: Master of Agricultural Sciences, Master of Ecosystem Management and Conservation, Master of Food and Packaging Innovation, Master of Food Science, Master of Urban Horticulture and Master of Environment.

    What We Offer You! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

    About the University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be Yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact the employee listed on the first page of the Position Description found below, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: // about.unimelb.edu.au/reconciliation/murmuk-djerring

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)
  • ^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

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Oliver Bukasa via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

    Advertised: 07 May 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Applications close: 04 Jun 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Job details

    Title

    Lecturer in Soil Science

    Employer

    University of Melbourne

    Location

    Australia

    Published

    May 07, 2024

    Application deadline

    June 04, 2024

    Job type

    Lecturer,Associate Professor/Professor

    Field

    Agricultural Science,Medicine,Social Science

    About the employer

    When the University of Melbourne was established in 1853, it was a mere cluster of buildings in a large park on the fringe of the city, with four professors and 16 students. The university now sits at the heart of a thriving international city and is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world and number one in Australia. 

    Over 8,000 academic and professional staff support a vibrant student body of around 65,000, including 30,000 international students from over 130 countries around the world. Four Australian prime ministers and five governors-general have graduated from the University of Melbourne, located in the city dubbed Australia’s “cultural capital”. 

    Indeed, Melbourne is a seven times winner of the Economist’s World’s Most Livable City award, and is a UNESCO City of Literature, as well as the birthplace of Australian rules football and a major center for street art, music, and theatre. 

    Melbourne is known for offering students an experience that’s a lot more than just structured learning. The main Parkville campus is close to transport, cafes, shopping, arts and sports venues and accommodation. 

    Students will find a blistering array of cultural activities on campus here, be it theatre, comedy, film or public lectures, and it’s easy to find people with matching interests by joining one of over 200 affiliated clubs and societies, ranging from Chess Club to Women in Science and Engineering, to the Chocolate Lovers’ Society. Sports enthusiasts are well catered for too, with a 25-metre six-lane heated indoor pool, an athletics track and sports field, and a large strength and fitness gym. 

    The university has 10 residential colleges where most students live, which provide a quick way to build an academic and social network. Each college provides sporting and cultural programs to enrich the academic experience, which is at the center of university life. 

    Degrees at the University of Melbourne stand out for being modelled on those from top institutions overseas. Students spend a year exploring a range of subject areas before choosing a major. They also study subjects outside as well as inside their chosen discipline, giving Melbourne students a breadth of knowledge that sets them apart.

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