First listed on: 21 December 2022

Job No.: 642274

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time 

Duration: Continuing appointment

Remuneration: $104,185 - $123,720 pa Level B / $127,624 - $147,159 pa Level C (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 50 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

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 seeks talented staff irrespective of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, disability or cultural background. As an exemplar employer of choice, we champion staff diversity and foster inclusive workplace culture. Our participation in the Athena SWAN Charter underpins our commitment to advancing gender equality goals. We proudly profile women in STEMM and continue to grow our STEMM Women Academic Network.

The Opportunity

The School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment is seeking a highly motivated Senior Lecturer or Lecturer to develop excellence in research and teaching in the subject area of Water Science.

We are particularly interested in approaches that inform the global water cycle and/or have applications to climate change, water resources, contamination, Indigenous water science or other scientific problems relevant to Australian and global natural environments.

Your research will be focused on improving our scientific understanding of the terrestrial water cycle at any scale, employing experimental, theoretical, observational and/or computational approaches. The following areas of research focus are desirable, though not essential: groundwater, groundwater-surface water interactions, ecohydrology, surface hydrology, fluvial geomorphology/river management, sediment transport, whole-of-system water cycle and remote sensing of surface and/or groundwater from ground, drone and satellite platforms (e.g. hyperspectral, radar, GRACE).

The successful candidate would be expected to contribute to the teaching programme in the School of Earth Atmosphere and Environment including (for example) current units on hydrogeology, water and the land, and water security.

The School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment is interdisciplinary and hosts very active groups in Atmospheric/Climate Science, Physical Geography/Environment, and Geology/Geoscience. Facilities include infrastructure to support fieldwork, world class geochemistry laboratories for elemental, stable isotope, radioisotope analysis of waters, soils and environmental materials, an environmental DNA facility, and a preparation laboratory for terrestrial cosmogenic nuclides. The School hosts the Monash Drone Discovery Platform, and has established collaborations with the National Computational Infrastructure, and the Australian Synchrotron (located adjacent to Monash Clayton). Water is a key priority and cross-cutting subject area in the School, and it is also central to the Monash Impact 2030 Strategic Plan which identifies Climate Change, Geopolitical Security and Thriving Communities as major global challenges.

The applicant should have

• A PhD in a relevant Earth Science or related discipline

• A track record (with expectations dependent on the level being applied for and relative to opportunity) of high-quality research outputs, external research income success and teaching excellence in Water Science

• The ability to bring new ideas and research avenues, building on and extending existing strengths in the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment

Enjoy an outstanding supportive environment

The School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment and Monash University is committed to creating an inclusive culture in which diversity is embraced. It offers flexible working arrangements, generous parental leave provisions and support for parents and carers, Employee Assistance, and health care services on campus. You can view the range of attractive employee benefits here.  There are a range of career development, leadership opportunities and mentoring opportunities. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset.

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.

To Apply

To apply for the Lecturer position, click here.

To apply for the Senior Lecturer position, click here.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs".


Professor Andrew Mackintosh, Head, School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment,

Position Description

 Level B - Lecturer

 Level C - Senior Lecturer

Closing Date

Tuesday 7 February 2023, 11:55pm AEDT

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