Assistant Lecturer in Geodynamics /Geophysics
Monash University, School of Earth, Atmosphere & Environment

Assistant Lecturer (Geodynamics-Geophysics)


Job No.: 601411

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 2-year Fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $68,040 - $92,343 pa Level A (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Contribute to shaping a new and innovative earth, atmospheric and geographical science curriculum

  • Join a dynamic team of academics

  • Enhance collaboration between Earth Scientists and industry


Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.


Monash University strongly advocates diversity, equality, fairness and openness. We fully support the gender equity principles of the Athena SWAN Charter and invite you to join us in celebrating women in STEMM.


The Opportunity

The School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment (SEAE) is a highly multi-disciplinary school, passionate about shaping the world for a sustainable future. Our broad range of undergraduate subjects explore the whole earth system, from climate change and sustainable resources to natural hazards and weather predictions. If you have completed a research doctorate in Earth, Environmental, Atmospheric Science or a closely related field and are ready to take the next step in your teaching career, this could be the role for you.


We are currently redeveloping our undergraduate practical classes and teaching laboratories to maximise the use of innovative teaching techniques and technologies, enhance student employability, and provide greater continuity across year levels and disciplines. To progress this exciting project, we are seeking a new Assistant Lecturer to join the school.


About you:

The Assistant Lecturer will make a valuable and quality contribution to the project by assisting in the development and tailoring of new material. As the successful candidate, you will assist Unit Coordinators in the teaching and assessment of Geophysics and Geodynamics subjects, and the generation and delivery of teaching materials.


This opportunity will see you collaborate with other academic staff, tailoring a range of lectures and practical material for students and acting as a pivotal enabler of the expansion of our educational opportunities.


The Level A academic will be part of the Monash Geodynamics group working in several aspects of geophysics, geodynamics and global tectonics modelling. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out research leading to refereed publications in international journals, or other research outputs, in line with the topics of interest of the group. Of interest are the interactions between global plate tectonics and mantle dynamics, with emphasis on cross-scale coupling, from plate margins to global tectonics, from the deep mantle to the surface, and from short-term to geological time-scales.


This position is for two years, during which the Level A academic will be mentored and assisted to apply for independent competitive research funding support.


Your application must address the selection criteria, and include a two-page outline of anticipated research projects, including integration into the existing research focus of the group. For instructions on how to apply, please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs”.


What makes us special!

Apart from providing a number of staff development opportunities, Monash also has on-site facilities such as fitness centre, childcare centres and Monash Club that provides a vibrant, social, multi-purpose place to relax.


Salary packaging options are available to you, including superannuation, laptops, gym membership and Monash childcare centre fees.


This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.


At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. This position at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.   



Mr Fabio Capitanio, ARC Future Fellow, School of Earth, Atmosphere & Environment,, +61 3 990 53160 (please note: Monash University will be closed from 21 December 2019 to 1 January 2020 inclusive)


Position Description

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Closing Date

Friday 31 January 2020, 11:55 pm AEDT


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