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Lecturer, Human Dimensions of the Environment (Academic Level B) job with UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA

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  • Based in UniSA STEM at the Mawson Lakes campus
  • Full-time (1.0 FTE), continuing position
  • Commencement Salary: $104,838 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)

About the Role

The Lecturer: Human Dimensions of the Environment will be responsible for the development, delivery and coordination of courses within STEM’s undergraduate, honors and postgraduate programs and for contributing to STEM’s research agenda. You will contribute independently and as part of a team to support STEM’s teaching and research outcomes in the Environmental Science discipline with a particular focus on people’s behavior and interaction with the natural environment and will carry out activities to maintain and develop scholarly research and/or professional activities.

About UniSA

The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

At UniSA, we educate global professionals ready to create and inspire change. We deliver research that is informed by end users, as well as inspired by global challenges and opportunities.

We look for those with the right knowledge, creativity and a can-do attitude, who know how to communicate and collaborate. We value people who are inspired by new challenges, who ask questions and propose solutions, who are authentic, engaged and committed to our goals as a university.

At the forefront of cross-disciplinary collaboration, UniSA STEM is developing the next wave of innovative thinkers and new possibilities. Harnessing connections across science, technology, engineering and mathematics, we create innovative solutions and ground breaking developments across teaching, learning and research.

Core Responsibilities

  • Lead and contribute to the design and development of engaging, relevant and modern curricula for identified programs and courses related to society and the environment, particularly as they relate to Climate and Society and/or Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) aspects of Natural Resource Management
  • Effectively undertake administrative duties related to teaching activities of identified courses and programs, including the development of course and program material, if required
  • Undertake course coordination and/or provide leadership to other academic staff in the teaching team
  • Deliver high-quality teaching that is informed by relevant research, scholarship and industry practice and uses the necessary digital techniques required for effective curriculum delivery
  • Provide quality and timely feedback, academic counseling, mentoring, and advice to students as required
  • Contribute to research and scholarly activity, independently and/or as a member of a team, that results in publications in academic journals and the presentation of conference papers, where appropriate
  • Contribute to research activity through success in national competitive grants and/or obtaining government and/or industry funding for research activity
  • Enhance the research profile of UniSA STEM through collaborative research with other Academic Units, universities, organizations, and involvement in relevant professional activities

Essential Criteria

  • A doctoral qualification in Environmental Science, Geography or Social Science, or an allied discipline.
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels, including design and preparation of teaching activities and resources, for both University-wide and discipline-specific teaching in the Human Dimensions of the Environment or Environmental Science, with the ability to contribute to courses in the areas of Sustainable Development, Community Engagement, Climate Change or Environmental Policy
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake research in one or more of the following areas that contribute to UniSA’s research strengths and strategic directions, for example: conservation psychology, green space planning, public participation, geospatial information sciences, environmental policy and governance, socio-ecological systems, sustainable behavior and citizen science
  • Understanding of and experience in using a range of contemporary teaching methodologies, including digital techniques and/or field-based teaching experience
  • An established record of research publications, student supervision and/or grant acquisition, relative to experience


Getting a great job working with the best is just the beginning. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Access to great personal development opportunities
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17%
  • Employee assistance and development programs
  • Staff study support
  • Various on-site services available at our campuses which may include on-site gym membership


As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

How to Apply

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

Please address your cover letter to Alex Koszegi, Senior Consultant Talent Sourcing For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at [email protected] using job reference number 4489.

Application close: 11:30 pm Sunday 13 November 2022

How to apply:

Applications must be lodged online, please note UniSA does not accept applications via email.

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UniSA is committed to developing a diverse workforce and a constructive entrepreneurial culture in which everyone can thrive.

For further support, contact Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or email [email protected] and you will receive a response within one working day.

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