Recognising the importance of freshwater ecology in the School’s strategic profile, and the contribution of science in this area to a sustainable Australia, UTS School of the Environment is seeking to appoint an outstanding freshwater ecologist who has a passion for teaching and is undertaking novel research in an area of freshwater ecology that is relevant to the School’s research strengths. This is an exciting opportunity for you, as an emerging leader, to pursue research in a collaborative and world class environment, and to apply your experience and creativity to shape teaching.
You will be working in a world-class research environment: in the 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment, UTS scored 5 (“Well above world standard”) in Environmental Science. The School’s research strengths are the Plant Functional Biology and Climate Change Cluster and the Centre for Environmental Sustainability.
UTS School of the Environment is one of five schools in the Faculty of Science. The School is a leader in research that seeks to understand natural systems and support their sustainable use, and in innovative practices of student learning. The School’s academic and research staff include marine biologists, eco-physiologists, eco-toxicologists, plant and wildlife ecologists, geologists, and conservation biologists.
You will have a research profile of national/international standing and a track record of attracting external funding. You will have access to state-of-the-art equipment in modern laboratories, extensive field equipment, a field station equipped for freshwater research and teaching, and will have the opportunity to supervise honours and postgraduate research projects.
The School offers undergraduate programs in Environmental Biology, Environmental Forensics, Marine Biology, postgraduate programs in Environmental Change Management and Marine Science and Management, as well as Honours, Masters and PhD research degrees. You will be responsible for teaching two undergraduate subjects (Aquatic Ecology, Stream and Lake Assessment) with opportunities to develop these to match your expertise and the emerging needs of the profession.
Salary range: $87,179 to $99,759 pa. The University offers salary packaging plus 17% superannuation.
Application procedure:
In your application you MUST include a separate statement outlining how you meet each of the individual selection criteria for this role.  This is in addition to the information presented in your CV.
The selection criteria and position description are available via the ‘Additional Information’ link at the top right hand corner of the Careers@UTS advert, which can be accessed by clicking the link below.
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If you require further information on the position contact the Head of School of the Environment, Professor William Gladstone on 02 9514 8272, or
Closing Date: 5PM Sydney Time 28th May 2013

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