Applications for this rare permanent lectureship/senior lectureship in plant ecology close on 29th January. Don’t miss out. Open to all nationalities. Come work and teach with us in Tassie! At the University of Tasmania, we have mission to make a difference for Tasmania, and from Tasmania. With our unique location and complex history, we have both an obligation and opportunity to make a global contribution. People are at the heart of that contribution. We focus on building a workplace culture where we come together in a way that empowers us all to connect, belong and grow.

The Discipline of Biological Sciences is a high performing research, learning and teaching environment comprising vibrant academic and professional staff, along with a diverse student community. Biological Sciences contributes significantly to the University’s Excellence in Research Agenda and its reputation as performing well above world standard in the fields of Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Plant Biology, Zoology, and Environmental Sciences.

The Opportunity: With a strong record, relative to opportunity, of undertaking field-based teaching and research this role will align with the strategic teaching and research directions of the Discipline and will contribute to undergraduate teaching, supervise Higher Degree Research candidates, and conduct locally relevant research that has national and international standing and impact.

  • Full time ongoing position
  • Based in Hobart
  • Seeking a Plant Ecologist with experience in conducting globally relevant field-based research projects

Key Accountabilities:

  • Make an effective and sustained contribution to the University in achieving its strategic objectives and fulfilling its operational responsibilities.
  • Undertake high-quality research of national and increasingly international standing, secure external nationally competitive and other funding, publish research findings and contribute to the successful supervision of research higher degree students.
  • Undertake scholarly undergraduate (and if relevant postgraduate) coursework teaching.
  • Contribute to and provide academic leadership, within the Discipline, School and College.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of productive and effective links inside the University and locally and nationally within relevant domains, including industry and/or the wider community.­

Your Application

To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate;

  • A PhD in a relevant field.
  • A strong record (relative to opportunity) in, and continuing commitment to, research that has achieved national and international recognition and made notable contributions to the field of Plant Ecology.
  • Experience in building or working in collaborative and potentially multi-disciplinary research teams.
  • A record (relative to opportunity) in securing external, nationally competitive grants and other funding as well as a record of contributions to successful research higher degree supervision and completions.
  • Experience and demonstrated achievement in University-level teaching and learning.


Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level B or Academic Level C (depending on experience) and will have a total remuneration package of up to $142,799 for Academic Level B or $168,623 for Academic Level C, comprising base salary within the range of $105,131 to $122,050 for Academic Level B and $126,906 to $144,122 for Academic Level C plus 17% superannuation.

COVID-19 Update:

The University of Tasmania recognises that this is critical for the workforce at the University to protect the safety of our workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians.

Applicants for this role must be prepared to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.

How to Apply

  • To apply online, please provide the following supporting documentation:
    • Resume;
    • A 1-page cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role;
    • Your responses to the 8 success criteria as outlined in the full position description.
  • For further information about this position, please contact Professor Julianne O’Reilly-Wapstra, Professor of Forest Sciences, or 0418 134 083

Applications close Sunday, 29 January 2023, 11.55pm

We are an inclusive workplace committed to ‘working from the strength that diversity brings’ reflected in our Statement of Values. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing our people and are committed to inclusive principles. We celebrate the range of diverse assets that gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, age and life course bring. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community. Tell us how we can make this job work for you.

 Lecturer-Senior Lecturer in Plant Ecology – 498209.pdf

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Applications close: 29 Jan 2023 Tasmania Daylight Time

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