Chair of Discipline (Science) and Professor/Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer

Southern Cross University
Regional NSW
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  • Seeking outstanding science academics to drive teaching and research excellence
  • Key leadership opportunities
  • Permanent opportunities and attractive remuneration packages

Southern Cross University is now seeking innovative and inspiring academics to contribute to teaching, research and collaboration across the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

As a leader in environmental sustainability and outstanding research, the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Southern Cross University offers a suite of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees which specialise in earth and environmental systems, marine systems, forest science, regenerative agriculture, engineering, and information technology.

We are now seeking a Chair of Discipline (Science) who will be responsible for fostering a culture of innovation, excellence and inclusion that underpins the performance of the Faculty in teaching and learning, research, and external engagement and that enhances the student experience. This role will require a doctoral qualification with extensive leadership experience and scholarly achievement at a senior level.

Alongside the Chair of Discipline position, we are also now seeking a cohort of science academics for our specialisations in Earth and Environmental Systems, Forestry Systems and Regenerative Agriculture across all levels:-

  • Professor / Associate Professor (Level E / D)
  • Senior Lecturer (Level C)
  • Lecturer (Level B)

Applicants will possess a PhD in forest science, agricultural science, terrestrial ecology or a related discipline. Skills and expertise in analysis and modelling of complex biophysical and socio-ecologic systems, biostatistics or entomology are highly desirable.

These roles will actively support the Faculty’s engagement with community, government, industry and professional bodies and with local and international partners and to equip our students with the skills and ability to transform tomorrow, today.

With an outstanding international research profile, SCU students have access to World Heritage rainforests, reefs, beaches, estuaries, large rivers, mountains and national parks as part of their living laboratories for learning and research. Our research strengths include the protection and sustainability of the world’s precious marine environments, and helping to transform the forestry, horticulture and agriculture industries. Our research is supported by key research initiatives focused around coastal biogeochemistry, marine ecology/reef cooling and shading, repurposing of residuals/wastes, agricultural medicinals and horticulture, and in forest management.

We teach and research on the unceded lands of the Bundjalung, Gumbaynggirr and Yugambeh peoples.  SCU is committed to achieving excellent results for our Indigenous student body (which is among the largest in the country) and to enable research that incorporates Indigenous knowledges across the disciplines.

These positions are based at our Lismore campus. Generous financial support is available.

SCU is committed to the Athena SWAN charter and which actively values and demonstrably supports the advancement of women, trans and gender diverse individuals.

For further information and a confidential discussion, please contact Natalie Walker who is advising the University on these appointments

T: +61 (0)2 6243 3673
E: [email protected]

Closing Date: 22nd July 2022

The University is strongly encouraging applications from all members of the STEMM community.

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