First listed on: 10 July 2024

Lecturer in Analytical/ Environmental Chemistry (Women Only)

Job no: 0063026
Location: Parkville
Role type: 
Full-time; Continuing
Faculty of Science
Department/School: School of Chemistry
Level of appointment is subject to qualification and experience

Level B $119,231 - $141,581 p.a. plus 17% super 
Level C $146,050 - $168,403p.a. plus 17% super

Only applicants who identify as women, including cis and transgender women, are eligible to apply. This is in line with the special measure H103/2014 under section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic).

  • Develop a research program in Environmental/Analytical Chemistry, contributing to teaching in Chemistry and Environmental Science Majors, and supervising research students.
  • Engage in collaborative research within the University of Melbourne, with access to advanced research infrastructure and platforms.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Public Transport discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role
The School of Chemistry seeks an academic in Environmental/Analytical Chemistry. The role involves collaborative research within the University of Melbourne, contributing to teaching in Chemistry and Environmental Science, developing a research program, and securing external funding. The appointee will supervise research students and have access to extensive research infrastructure.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Actively contribute to teaching, including the development and delivery of course materials in environmental and analytical chemistry, as well as marking, coordination of staff in relevant subjects (courses) and oversee demonstrators in the laboratory.
  • Significantly contributing to research, scholarship and teaching. You will make independent and original contributions that expand knowledge or practice in your discipline, having a significant impact on your field of expertise and society.
  • Actively participate in School and/or Faculty meetings, playing a major role in planning activities or committee work to support capacity building in the School/discipline.
  • Contribute to effective supervision of junior research and teaching staff in your area of expertise and across the School, helping nurture a collaborative, innovative and effective teaching culture and community of practice.

Who We Are Looking For
You will have the ability and enthusiasm for teaching chemistry at all tertiary levels, along with excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Additionally, you will possess strong interpersonal and organisational skills, the ability to manage projects and meet deadlines, and the capacity to work well with academic staff and contribute to school activities.

You will also have:

  • A PhD in Chemistry or a related discipline.
  • A track record of high-quality impactful publications in leading international journals, relative to opportunity, in the areas of Environmental and/or Analytical Chemistry.
  • Evidence (relative to opportunity) of the potential to attract research funding from national competitive research bodies and other sources, including industry, relative to opportunity.
  • Ability to attract and supervise postgraduate (research higher degree) students, relative to opportunity.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is available for this position. 

Your New Team – “The School of Chemistry“

The School of Chemistry at The University of Melbourne is one of the largest and oldest in Australia with a distinguished history in teaching and research. The first lectures in chemistry in The University of Melbourne were given in 1856, only three years after the University was founded. Since then the School has grown and developed and there are presently over 2500 undergraduates enrolled in Chemistry subjects, with more than 150 BSc (Hons), MSc and PhD research students. Teaching and undertaking research in the School are 23 continuing research and teaching staff, and over 30 research only staff, supported by a team of technical and administrative personnel.?

The School has an excellent international reputation in research and an outstanding record of achievement in attracting external research funding. There is an ongoing program to keep its research facilities at world standard and to focus our research efforts. This has involved progressive upgrading of the School's laboratories, the purchase of state-of-the-art instrumentation and recruitment of academics with a strong research profile.???

The School of Chemistry is a key participant in the Bio21 Institute, a major world-class biotechnology initiative in Victoria. New purpose-built research laboratories for research groups in the School are housed in the Chemistry Building and the Bio21 Institute of Molecular Science and Biotechnology. In addition, we are building stronger links with other disciplines within the University and with other research institutions locally and internationally.?

What We Offer You!
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne
We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.   

Be Yourself
The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact the employee listed on the first page of the Position Description found below, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -

Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Oliver Bukasa via email at, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Position Description

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