Lecturer in Animal Behaviour

  • Flinders University
  • Australia, SA
  • Jun 6, 2022
Science Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:


Continuing | Full-Time

Compensation Grade:
Academic Level B

Salary Range:
$99,827 - $118,135 p.a.

Reporting To:
Dean, People and Resources (or Delegate)
College of Science and Engineering


About the College of Science and Engineering

At the College of Science and Engineering we believe in the power of science and engineering to solve real world problems. We strive to advance fundamental science, to create new technologies, and to work across discipline boundaries. Our interests scale from the sub-atomic through to entire oceans, forests and beyond. We seek to understand the past, but also to create the world of the future. Our college is an exciting place to research, study, and work, supported by best practice teaching methods, practical work-related learning, and advanced facilities.


About the Role

Flinders University is the first university to offer an animal behaviour degree in Australia. Our Animal Behaviour degree has the highest number of enrolments within the College of Science and Engineering's Natural Science teaching program. The team of Animal Behaviour academics have a unique breadth of research focus spanning across terrestrial and aquatic environments, including vertebrates (lizards, birds, sharks, marsupials, and marine mammals), invertebrates (spiders), and animal-plant interactions (e.g., pollinators).

Our demonstrated capacity to do both pure and applied animal behaviour research on a wide diversity of marine and terrestrial wildlife distinguishes us from other institutions in Australia and offers a solid platform for Flinders University to take leadership in this area. Many of our animal behaviour academics focus on the synergy and linkages between animal behaviour and conservation biology, and the integration of animal behaviour into conservation efforts, to enable informed decision-making and policy setting.

In this role you will deliver quality research and undergraduate/postgraduate teaching in an animal behaviour discipline that builds and compliments Flinders University current strengths in the field. This includes the development of teaching materials, delivery of lectures/tutorials or other innovative teaching and learning strategies, examinations, and placement education. There is potential to conduct collaborative research with members of the Ecology, Evolution and Environment Research Section, and you will also contribute to strengthening existing partnerships or exploring new partnerships with external stakeholders that have potential for providing improved teaching, learning and/or research outcomes for the University.


About You

You will be a high-level communicator, with well-developed interpersonal skills to effectively coordinate, workflow and provide informal day‐to-day feedback to research support staff and casual academic teaching staff according to the University's policies, practices, and standards. You will demonstrate a passion for enhancing student success, including enhancing their retention and initiatives to facilitate their employability. To be successful in this role you will also demonstrate:

For more information regarding the position, or to have a confidential discussion, please contact: Professor Kathleen Soole


Life at Flinders

We're transforming, and investing in people and facilities, to create contemporary, stimulating and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world.

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders?


Prescribed Conditions for Employment

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

Flinders University has introduced a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that requires all new staff members to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations, subject to medical exemptions and limited exemptions.


How to Apply and Information

To view the full position description and apply online, please visit the Jobs@Flinders website via the job portal: JR0000004526 - Lecturer in Animal Behaviour


Applications to be submitted before 11:59pm Monday 25 July 2022.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.


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