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James Cook University

Job Type
Lecturers & Tutors

QLD Regional (Cairns)

Position Type:
Full time fixed term

Lecturer - Conservation/Tropical Ecology

Job Reference: Ref. No. 14037 - Cairns

The School of Marine and Tropical Biology seeks to appoint a Lecturer in the Discipline of Tropical Ecology. The School has an enviable international research reputation, and is the leading Australian University in the ISI field of Ecology and Environment. The appointee must have demonstrated a strong interest in teaching and research in biology in the tropics, with a focus on conservation biology and restoration ecology.

Further, he/she will have an established and successful profile in tertiary teaching, student supervision and research. The appointee will teach in general and specific areas of expertise, and will be expected to become an active partner in the running of the discipline. Tropical Ecology is one of the top three disciplines in James Cook University for winning competitive research grants, and belongs to JCU’s flagship research School.

JCU is an excellent base for research in tropical ecology because: it has world-class infrastructure; there is ready access to a wide array of environments (rainforest, savanna, streams, wetlands, mountains and islands); there is a rich intellectual environment in the region, including CSIRO (on campus), Wet Tropics Management Authority, Australian Institute of Marine Science, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, several government departments and successful cognate disciplines of JCU; and it has the all the attributes of a western-style university in a safe political and healthy environment.

The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to become a member of two new Research Centres within the University: the Centre for Tropical Environmental Sustainability Science and the Centre for Tropical Biodiversity & Climate Change. Preference may be given to applicants with interests in one or more of the following: conservation science; landscape, plant and restoration ecology.

Employment Type: Appointment will be full-time for a fixed-term to 30 December 2017.

Salary: Academic Level B - $82,233- $97,031per annum.Commencing salary will be in accordance with qualifications and experience. Benefits include 5 weeks annual leave, generous employer superannuation contribution and attractive options for salary packaging.

Applications close on 30 March 2014.

Applications must be lodged electronically using the online facility located at

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