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Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer (Physics or Astronomy)

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Faculty / Portfolio:

Faculty of Science
School of Physics

Location: Clayton campus
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: Continuing appointment
Remuneration: $98,108 - $116,506 pa Level B /
$120,181 - $138,578 pa Level C
(includes 17% employer superannuation)
  • Excellence, innovation and creativity in teaching and learning
  • Brilliant minds pursuing excellence
  • Clayton campus

If you're after a brilliant career, Monash University can help make it happen.  With leading academics and world-class resources, combined with a ranking in the top 100 universities worldwide, we offer all you need to build a brighter future.

The Opportunity

The School of Physics seeks to appoint an outstanding Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Level B/C) who will make innovative contributions to the teaching program. A major focus of the position is to provide leadership in the development and implementation of "Studio Physics" through the Physics and Astronomy Collaborative-learning Environment.

You will also be expected to conduct independent research and develop scholarly and professional activities in physics or astronomy.

Modern laboratory facilities are a high priority in the school's strategic plan. The school's research laboratories were recently moved to a $175M building - the New Horizons Centre. Premium laboratory space, with excellent vibrational and temperature control, will be provided to an appointee in experimental physics in this new building.

Currently the school supports an array of major instrumentation, which includes condensed matter physics laboratories for investigating 2D materials, laser trapping and cooling (BEC) laboratories, atom optics laboratories; advanced X-ray facilities (e.g., SAXS/WAXS, rotating anode X-ray system). The school has access to advanced electron microscopy and microanalysis facilities (via the Monash Centre for Electron Microscopy) and is also a large user of overseas synchrotron radiation facilities (e.g., SPring-8, Photon Factory, ESRF and the APS); researchers in the school are actively involved with beamline development at the Australian Synchrotron, which is adjacent to Monash University.

The school has access to neutron scattering facilities on the new Research Reactor (OPAL) at ANSTO in Sydney, as well as a wide range of facilities for growing and characterising advanced materials. The school also has access to state-of-the-art mechanical and electronics workshops via the Instrumentation and Technology Development Facility, which is adjacent to its research laboratories.

To be considered for this appointment, you will hold a PhD in Physics or Astronomy and have a record of publications and citations in high impact physics or astrophysics journals. You will be expected to attract national competitive grants, establish an independent research program and supervise research students.

The successful candidates will be appointed at the appropriate level based on their skills and experience.

For more information about the School of Physics visit

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer toDownload File "How to apply for Monash Jobs"


Mrs Jean Pettigrew, Staff and Student Services Officer, +61 3 9905 3651

Note: Monash University closes down from COB 20 December 2013 and re-opens Thursday 2 January 2014

Position Description

Download File PD - Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Physics or Astronomy)

Closing Date

Monday 10 February 2014, 11:55pm Aus. Eastern Daylight Time 

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