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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Environmental Policy and Management job with MURDOCH UNIVERSITY

Environmental and Conservation Sciences / College of Science, Health, Engineering and Education

  • Continuous, Full Time (37.5 hours a week)
  • Level B to Level C (subject to experience as per position descriptions) | $97k – $137k plus 17% employer superannuation contributions
  • Salary Packaging opportunities
  • Ref: 1413I01/129036

about us

At Murdoch, we pride ourselves on our diverse and vibrant workplace. We are committed to the recruitment and development of skilled and passionate people, who want to make a difference to the world around them. With more than 23,000 students and 1,700 staff across three campuses in the Perth area as well as centers in Singapore and Dubai, Murdoch has an ambitious agenda both locally and internationally.

The College of Science, Health, Engineering and Education was formed in January 2019 from an amalgamation of the Schools of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Engineering and IT, Health Professions, Psychology and Exercise Science, and Education. The combination of these individually strong areas has been designed to foster cross-disciplinary collaboration, academic expertise and promote strengths in research and teaching across the sciences.


We are seeking an outstanding early or mid-career academic with a specialization area focusing on human dimensions of environmental change. An in-depth knowledge of socio-ecological systems and quantitative approaches to research, using a range of tools including strong statistical data analysis skills, will be an advantage. As a lecturer/Senior Lecturer of Environmental Policy and Management you would join the Environmental and Conservations Sciences discipline group at an exciting time of renewal and new research initiatives. The discipline group is affiliated with the Harry Butler Institute (

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a passion for research and teaching, excellent collaborative research skills, and an interdisciplinary perspective. Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant discipline area. We value candidates with a specialization in one or more of the following areas: climate change from a social science perspective, climate change adaptation and policy, decision science (including multi-criteria spatial analysis), Natural Capital (carbon accounting, environmental economics etc) .

You will play a key role in contributing to the teaching effort of the discipline through the preparation and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching content and activities; supervision of student research projects and acting as a point of contact for undergraduate, and postgraduate students.

Applicants should refer to the Position Descriptions for further details on the duties, skills and experience required for the position of ‘Lecturer in Environmental Policy and Management’ (Level B) and ‘Senior Lecturer in Environmental Policy and Management’ (Level C).

Applicants require Australian residency or possession of a valid visa with work entitlement in Australia. International candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply.

What you’ll get in return

You will be part of a vibrant and talented team, work in an innovative and lively university community and enjoy the benefits that come with working at Murdoch.

Our people enjoy a lively, natural campus and world-class facilities, as well as a range of benefits including:

  • competitive remuneration
  • Paid leave entitlements
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Salary packaging options
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • On Campus Services and Facilities, including a Childcare Centre, Gym, Vet Hospital and Chiropractic Clinic

To Apply

Please apply by submitting the documents below:

  • A cover letter indicating which role you are applying for, including a statement addressing the selection criteria (found in the Position Description)
  • Your most recent resume (CV)

Please visit the Current Vacancies page to view the position descriptions for the roles on offer, under the below titles:

  1. Lecturer in Environmental Policy and Management (Level B)
  2. Senior Lecturer in Environmental Policy and Management (Level C)

Please see the Applicant Guide for more information. Applications sent by post or email will not be accepted.

Position contact: A/Prof Jennifer VerduinInterim Head of Discipline Environmental and Conservation Sciences at

Murdoch University values ​​diversity, promotes inclusion, and strongly encourages Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, women, and people with disability to apply. Applicants who have support or access requirements, are encouraged to advise this at the time of their application, to ensure appropriate assistance is provided throughout the recruitment process.

Closing date: July 14, 2022 (9:59 p.m. AWST)

The University reserves the right to withdraw this advertisement at any time.


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