[ES_JOBS_NET] Asst Prof in Water Science, University of Canberra, Australia

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Tue Apr 9 08:40:44 MDT 2013

Asst Prof in Water Science, University of Canberra, Australia

Position Title: Assistant Professor in Hydrology/Water Science
Faculty: Faculty of Education, Science, Technology and Maths
Discipline: Environmental Science
Reports to: Head, Environmental Science
Appointment Level: Academic Level B/C
Position No: 53395
Vacancy Ref No: 130063

The Discipline of Environmental Science provides education and conducts
research in interdisciplinary environmental science and management with
emphases on land and water management, vegetation and wildlife management,
environmental chemistry, earth system science, conservation biology, and
environmental genetics. Discipline staff conduct research and postgraduate
training through the Institute for Applied Ecology. The IAE is a leading
entity in the Murray-Darling Basin Futures Cooperative Research Network.

The appointee will join an interdisciplinary team of ecologists, chemists,
water scientists,earth scientists and environmental managers to develop
teaching and research in hydrology and/or water science, including water
management, relevant to environmental science. The appointee will be
expected to develop strong, collaborative teaching and research profiles in
hydrology and/or water science. Ideally, the appointee will have experience
in the science and practice of one or more of ecohydrology, groundwater,
water management or related areas.

We are seeking a dynamic, innovative person to develop, promote and conduct
teaching activities and research in hydrology and/or water science in the
environmental science program.

The successful applicant will have primary responsibility to design and
deliver, in a team teaching context, the undergraduate subject Australian
Waterways and at least one other subject in his/her field of expertise. The
applicant may also be expected to contribute to teaching other subjects
within Environmental Science in the area(s) of his/her interest, expertise
and/or experience. He/she will also be required to contribute to expanding
the Faculty’s postgraduate offerings and short course programs. The
successful applicant will be expected to be research active and to build a
profile of research, and postgraduate student supervision and related
professional activity in his/her area of expertise and experience. The
balance between duties in research and in teaching will depend on success
in securing external grants and the level of engagement with the Institute
for Applied Ecology.

Specific duties required for this position are:
 Preparation and delivery of lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical
classes for units in water science (including Australian Waterways and
postgraduate units in water management), and related areas at undergraduate
and postgraduate level, according to workload requirement for the position.
 Initiation and development of subject material for existing and new units
in hydrology and water science at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
 Convening relevant units and/or courses.
 Research and publication, including in collaboration with members of the
Institute for Applied Ecology, other relevant research centres within the
University of Canberra and with external organisations.
 Active participation in Institute seminars, workshops and other outreach
 Supervision of honours and postgraduate research students.
 Involvement in professional activity and liaison with key stakeholders
inside and outside the University, including developing research
 Marking and assessment.
 Consultation with undergraduate and postgraduate students.
 Attendance at relevant University, Faculty and Discipline meetings, and a
role in relevant administrative activities.

1. Academic qualifications, at doctoral level, and professional experience
in the field of hydrology and/or water science.
2. Demonstrated commitment to education and scholarship, including capacity
to design, develop, coordinate and deliver innovative subject and course
material in water science and/or hydrology.
3. Established record of research, analysis and publication in hydrology,
water science and/or related areas. Please provide ISI-listed publications
from 2007 until present, and a list of ten career best publications.
4. Potential to build collaborations with other staff in the Faculty and
Institute for Applied Ecology, other University of Canberra research
centres and external groups through the Murray Darling Basin Futures CRN.
5. Demonstrated ability or strong potential to secure research funding.
Provide list of grants and income secured in the past five years.
6. Demonstrated capacity to work cooperatively as part of a team and to
establish links inside the University and with outside organisations to
build national and international collaborative research networks
7. Demonstrated effective interpersonal and communication skills.
8. Demonstrated understanding of, and commitment to implementation of
equity and workplace health and safety principles.

Professor Ross Thompson
Chair of Water Science and ARC Future Fellow
Institute for Applied Ecology
University of Canberra
T: +61 2 6201 5041 M: +61 04 3053 4094
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