Associate Lecturer / Lecturer in Ecology

Based at QUT Gardens Point campus in the heart of the CBD, Brisbane, Australia
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  • Reference number: 24415
  • Term: Ongoing, full-time basis
  • Remuneration: $91,258 to $123,829 pa (LEVA) OR $130,347 to $154,804 pa (LEVB); (inclusive $77,114 to $104,637 (LEVA) salary pa OR $110,145 to $130,811 (LEVB) salary pa; 17% superannuation and 17.5% recreation leave loading.
  • Location: Gardens Point (hybrid option available)
  • Open to: People who identify as women only. This is a program to improve the under-representation of women in STEMM and is an equal opportunity measure under section 105 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991. QUT strives to create a safe and inclusive workplace for people of all gender identities. In support of our strategic priority of Indigenous Australian success, Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking a Associate Lecturer / Lecturer in Ecology to join School of Biology and Environmental Science, Faculty of Science, Academic Division.

The School of Biology and Environmental Science is seeking a suitably qualified academic with experience and expertise in Ecology with a strong record of and passion for undertaking field-based and experimental teaching and research, relative to opportunity. The successful candidate will contribute to undergraduate teaching, primarily in first year units within QUT’s Science Degrees (Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science Advanced) and will be passionate about teaching and dedicated to creating innovative curriculum and pedagogy that aims to inspire future graduates and equip them to build meaningful scientific careers. The successful candidate will deliver pedagogy that supports collaborative learning environments, where they will engage effectively with students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds. The successful candidate must also be dedicated to ongoing development of a curriculum that is authentic, applied and future-focussed, and based on co-design principles and discipline depth. The curriculum should also produce graduates that have demonstrated cross-cultural intelligence and professional integrity.

We’re offering this role as a hybrid position as part of QUT’s commitment to embracing the opportunities created by a more virtual and connected world.

About us

QUT is a major Australian university with a global outlook and a 'real world' focus. We are an ambitious and collaborative institution that seeks to equip our students and graduates with the skills they will need in an increasingly disrupted and challenged world.

The School of Biology and Environmental Science seeks to understand how microorganisms, fungi, plants, and animals grow, sense, adapt, interact, and evolve. It studies how genes, species, and ecosystems function and can be managed, conserved, and restored; and where appropriate apply this knowledge to biotechnological solutions. Our school brings together multidisciplinary research teams to address global challenges, ranging from food security to climate change.We work across all levels of complexity, from genes to whole organisms, and in natural to modified ecosystems.

The School has an outstanding record of producing impactful pure and applied research outcomes, with ERA ratings for fields of research either at or well above world standard (ERA 2015). We are the partner of choice for research and innovation at federal, state and regional government levels, and with industry and end-users. Our researchers currently play a leadership role in the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Industrial Transformation Research Centre for Fruit Fly Biosecurity Innovation and the ARC Centre of Excellence in Synthetic Biology..

What you need to succeed


  1. Completion of a doctoral qualification in a relevant ecology discipline and demonstrated professional experience.
  2. Demonstrated commitment to teaching, with recent relevant experience supervising students in an academic and field setting.
  3. Demonstrated experience in research/scholarship which may be evidenced by publications and/or success in attracting research funding.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, as well as proven ability to use initiative, and to work independently with minimal supervision and as part of a team to deliver outcomes.
  5. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with an ability and a commitment to creating an inclusive teaching, learning and research environment.


Life at QUT

We're committed to building a culture that fosters connection between people and purpose. Beyond personal and professional fulfillment, a career at QUT offers:

  • A healthy work-life balance with a blend of on-campus and off-campus work arrangements for applicable positions.
  • Competitive remuneration with up to 17% superannuation.
  • Generous maternity leave including primary carer parental leave of up to 26 weeks (including 17% super).
  • Stay healthy with Fitness Passport and enjoy discounted rates on private health insurance.
  • Leave loading of 17.5%.
  • Purchased Leave Scheme - up to 8 extra weeks.
  • Salary Packaging Scheme for additional superannuation contributions, vehicle leasing, and on-campus services such as childcare, parking, and gyms.
  • Numerous opportunities for professional development including leadership programs and workshops, and our study assistance scheme.
  • Commitment to our Indigenous Australian staff through initiatives such as the Indigenous Australian Staff Network, Cultural and Ceremonial Leave, Staff Development Workshops, and representation on university committees.
  • We see diversity and inclusion as our strengths.
  • Explore more benefits of life at QUT.

Belong at QUT 

We are guided by our values of Ambition, Curiosity, Integrity, Inclusiveness, Innovation, and Academic Freedom and our QUT Connections in our mission to inspire and shape the next generation of change-makers.

In support of our Indigenous Australians Employment Strategy, we aspire to an Indigenous Australian workforce participation of 3.6% and we encourage Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islander people to join us in pursuing a fulfilling career.
We believe in creating safe spaces for inclusivity to flourish and we know that diversity is our strength – see our commitment. If you’re curious, innovative, and ready to experience what a career at QUT can offer, we’re ready to meet you.

Job opens: 27-May-2024

Applications Close: 16-Jun-2024 at 11.30pm

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