Lecturer in Physics

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Faculty Positions (tenure and tenure-track)
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
University of Tasmania
Department Name: 
Mathematics and Physics
Sandy Bay
Job Announcement Text: 


  • Full time (flexible) ongoing position based in Hobart
  • Relocation support provided
  • Collaborative, innovative and people centred University

The School of Natural Sciences at the University of Tasmania is a provider of world-class research and teaching, offering undergraduate and postgraduate programs at the University's campuses in Hobart and Launceston. Research within the discipline of Physics concentrates in radio and optical astronomy and geophysics with observatories in four Australian states, including:

  • A 26 metre radio telescope near Hobart with good performance from 1 to 30 cm wavelength
  • A 30 metre radio telescope near Ceduna, SA
  • A VLBI network of 12 m telescopes located near Yarragadee (WA), Katherine (NT), and Hobart used for astronomical and geodetic VLBI in collaboration with CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science.
  • A 50-inch optical telescope at our Greenhill Observatory at a dark site in the Tasmanian midlands.

Preference will be given to candidates who are able to utilise the University of Tasmania’s astronomical or High-Performance Computing infrastructure in their research activities.

We support candidates whose personal experience and educational background have shaped their appreciation of barriers facing underrepresented groups in academic careers, including women and ethnic minorities, and who have demonstrated a commitment to improving equity and diversity in the scholarly environment through teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or other service.   

The Opportunity

The Lecturer in Physics is a full-time, continuing position (flexible options available) with balanced research and teaching duties. The teaching supports the delivery of our undergraduate and Honours B.Sc. degrees. The appointee will join a group of 7 academic and 3 technical staff to become part of a vibrant and intellectually active environment with strong links to other disciplines within the School and College.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Make a valuable and quality contribution in Physics that supports the University deliver its strategic goals and operational responsibilities.
  • Develop your skills and capabilities academic leadership and team work to foster outstanding research and/or learning and teaching.
  • Undertake high-quality research of national standing, seek to secure external funding, publish research findings and successfully supervise research higher degree students to completion.
  • Undertake scholarly undergraduate (and if relevant postgraduate) coursework teaching of an exemplary quality.
  • Actively develop and nurture productive networks within the University and locally and nationally with the discipline, relevant interdisciplinary domains, profession, industry and/or wider community.



Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level B and will have a total remuneration package of up to $133,842 comprising base salary within the range of $98,537 to $114,395 plus 17% superannuation.

How to Apply

  • To view the Position Description for the role, and submit your application please visit  https://careers.utas.edu.au/ci/en/job/493946/lecturer-in-physics 
  • Please provide a cover letter describing your interest and suitability for the role addressing the selection criteria in the position description (max. 2 pages);
  • CV outlining academic qualifications, academic experience, research track record, scholarly publications and contribution to the profession;
  • Copies or links of 3-5 publications in last 5 years and a brief (1-2 sentence) outline of your contributions to those papers;
  • A 1-page research plan for the next three years which includes (if relevant) discussion as to how you might involve University of Tasmania infrastructure in your research activities; and
  • Details of 2 referees (we will not contact them without your express permission).
  • For further information about this position, please contact Professor Andrew Cole, Head of Discipline (Physics), on telephone (03) 6226 2438 or email andrew.cole@utas.edu.au.
  • Please visit http://www.utas.edu.au/jobs/applying2 for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications close Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 11.55pm


Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$67000.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$77900.00 (USD)
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Professor Andrew Cole
Head of Discipline
University of Tasmania
Department Name: 
Mathematics and Physics
03 6226 2438
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