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Flinders University

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Condensed Matter Physics

2022-02-04
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About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Continuing

Position Summary

Continuing, Full time

Compensation Grade:
Academic Level B or C

Salary Range:
Level B- $99,827 - $118,135 p.a.
Level C- $121,795 - $140,102 p.a.

Reporting to:
Dean, People and Resources 

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer will, under routine to general supervision, produce quality research and deliver undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching in areas of physics related to Condensed Matter Physics. 
The teaching component includes the development of innovative teaching materials, multi-mode teaching delivery, including face to face and online, and other innovative and contemporary teaching and learning strategies, appropriate for the discipline. 
The incumbent will make independent high quality contributions to research and/or creative activity, through activities such as quality publications, external grant acquisition and research student supervision.
The incumbent 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.
The incumbent will prioritise, coordinate, monitor 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.
International applicants are encouraged to apply.

Key Position Responsibilities

Key Position Responsibilities

Level B- Lecturer

Planning and delivering ethical, high quality and innovative research through activities such as quality publication, external grant acquisition, scholarship and presentation that aligns with the College’s areas of research strength.

Contributing to the organisation, planning, delivery and evaluation of teaching primarily within the suite of undergraduate and/or postgraduate topics/courses in physics, through topic coordination, delivery of lectures, tutorials, laboratories, placements or other contemporary teaching strategies.

Delivering inspiring and innovative teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience and support students with academic and/or other challenges impeding their academic progress.

Focusing and contributing to supervision of research student programs.

Actively participating in College internal and external quality assurance and accreditation processes.

Actively participating in high performing multi-disciplinary teams with an education and research focus and contribute to the development of a respectful, trusting and collaborative working environment.

Developing and maintaining strategic relationships and networks with a range of stakeholders including industry and professional associations and organisations.

Actively contribute to the integration and management of aspects of the academic and administrative life of the College.

Some out of hours work (including weekends) as well as rural SA, interstate and overseas travel, may be required.

Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Level C- Senior Lecturer

Undertaking a lead role in the planning, delivery and evaluation of lectures, tutorials, laboratory-based material, curriculum development or other teaching strategies, including placement education for topics, primarily within Physics.

Undertaking topic coordination and course coordination.

Making a significant contribution to ethical, high quality and innovative research through activities such as scholarship, quality publication, external grant acquisition, mentoring and developing early career researchers and presentation that aligns with the College areas of research strength and focus.

Undertaking a lead role in inspiring and innovative teaching informed by approaches that enhance the student experience, such as e learning platforms.

Supporting students with academic and/or other challenges impeding their academic progress.

In a leadership capacity assisting in College internal and external quality assurance and accreditation processes.

Actively supervising and mentoring students undertaking complex WIL, Honours and/or Research Higher Degree students.

Leading, supervising and participating in high performing multi-disciplinary teams with an education and/or research focus and contributing to the development of a respectful, trusting and collaborative working environment.

Building and maintaining strategic relationships and networks with a range of stakeholders including industry and professional associations and organisations, with an increasing national and/or international focus.

Contributing at a leadership level to the integration and management of aspects of the academic and administrative life of the College.

Some out of hours work (including weekends) as well as rural SA, interstate and overseas travel, may be required.

Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

Key Position Capabilities

Level B- Lecturer

Applicants must hold a PhD in Physics, or equivalent qualification

Demonstrated evidence of, or capacity to, undertake high quality teaching in a range of physics topics in a tertiary environment, including involvement in topic coordination and curriculum design.

Demonstrated evidence of a strong research track record (for career stage) in Condensed Matter Physics including evidence of quality publications and attraction of external competitive grants. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated track record of research in areas like - but not limited to these - solar cells, quantum devices, 2D materials, catalysts etc. The position shall support the research strength at Flinders University in Condensed Matter Physics (ERA 5).

The candidate shall have demonstrated evidence for collaboration with disciplines related to Condensed Matter Physics. Examples are – but not limited to – Nanotechnology, Chemistry and Engineering

Demonstrated understanding of the nexus between teaching and learning, research and scholarship.

Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the demonstrated ability to establish effective relationships with staff, students and industry.

Demonstrated experience and successful track record in supervision of honours and higher degree students (Desirable).

Demonstrated capacity to contribute to leadership in the area of curriculum reviews and internal and external accreditation activities. (Desirable)

Level C- Senior Lecturer

Applicants must hold a PhD in Physics, or equivalent qualification

Demonstrated evidence of, or capacity to, undertake high quality teaching in a range of physics topics in a tertiary environment, including involvement in topic coordination and curriculum design.

Demonstrated evidence of a strong research track record (for career stage) in Condensed Matter Physics including evidence of quality publications and attraction of external competitive grants. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated track record of research in areas like - but not limited to these - solar cells, quantum devices, 2D materials, catalysts etc. The position shall support the research strength at Flinders University in Condensed Matter Physics (ERA 5).

The candidate shall have demonstrated evidence for collaboration with disciplines related to Condensed Matter Physics. Examples are – but not limited to – Nanotechnology, Chemistry and Engineering

Demonstrated understanding of the nexus between teaching and learning, research and scholarship.

Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including the demonstrated ability to establish effective relationships with staff, students and industry.

Demonstrated experience and successful track record in supervision of honours and higher degree students (Desirable).

Demonstrated capacity to contribute to leadership in the area of curriculum reviews and internal and external accreditation activities. (Desirable)

Please note that appointment will be made at either Level B or Level C commensurate with candidate's experience.

For further information regarding this position, please contact: Professor Gunther Andersson

If you are required to work in any capacity, incidental or not, in a health care setting or other setting identified within a government direction issued pursuant to the Emergency Management Act 2004 (SA) or Public and Environmental Health Act 2011 (NT) you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of your vaccination as a condition of your employment.  

Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

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

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

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

Applications Close 11:59pm:

04 Feb 2022

Job details

Title
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Condensed Matter Physics
Location
Sturt Road Bedford Park, Australia
Published
2022-01-13
Application deadline
2022-02-04
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