Free open Job in Australasia Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Insect Biology – Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

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Department of Biological Sciences
The Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University is a vibrant and collegial community of teachers, researchers and students working across a wide range of biological disciplines. We are a leading research department, conducting research at all levels of biological organisation as well as across a diversity of taxa. Our areas of research strength are animal behaviour, conservation biology, ecology and evolution. Emerging areas of research strength are biosecurity (invasive pests and pathogens), urban ecology and climate change adaptation. For more information please visit

The Role
The Department of Biological Sciences is seeking to appoint a dynamic and enthusiastic individual as Lecturer/Senior Lecturer. We are seeking candidates with an established research track record in insect biology. Applicants with research strengths in invasion biology and biosecurity, which may include approaches that emphasise ecology (from species to landscapes and biogeography), genetics, omics or physiology, are particularly welcome.

This position is an exciting opportunity to develop a world-class research program in insect biology that draws strength from the department’s excellence in integrative biology and supports the Department’s strategic aims to build on its research strengths in biosecurity and ecology.

The successful candidate will:

  • Develop and lead a research program in insect biology / biosecurity
  • Proactively build research collaborations, both internal and external
  • Support their research through diverse funding sources
  • Strive for excellence in teaching including Higher Degree Research supervision
  • Contribute to the full range of departmental activities

Selection Criteria
To be considered for this position applications must respond to the selection criteria below and attach as a separate document in the application process.

Essential criteria (Level B):

  • PhD in insect invasion biology, ecology, entomology or a related field
  • Evidence of high quality continuing research including a demonstrated track record in quality publications
  • Experience in student supervision at Honours or Higher Degree Research level
  • Experience in developing and delivering high quality teaching materials
  • Ability to attract external research funding
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and with other members of the University

Additional selection criteria for appointment at Level C

  • An outstanding track record of excellence in research in insect invasion biology, ecology, entomology or a related field
  • Evidence of success in obtaining funding from diverse sources to support research
  • Ability to build partnerships with industry and research agencies outside the higher education sector
  • Demonstrated success in teaching and curriculum development
  • Evidence of high quality supervision of Higher Degree Research students

Salary Package:
Commensurate with experience from $99,879 – $118,174 p.a. (Level B) or Level C from $121,953 to $140,246 p.a., plus 17% employer’s superannuation and annual leave loading.

Appointment Type: Full-time continuing

Specific Role Enquiries: Professor Michelle Leishman on or +61 2 9850 9180

General Recruitment Enquiries:
Diane Abinoja on or +61 2 9850 9726

Applications Close: Sunday 2 July 2017, 11:55pm Australian Eastern Standard Time

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.

Advertised: 06 Jun 2017 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 02 Jul 2017 AUS Eastern Standard Time