Senior Lecturer/Fishery Science Lecturer job at MURDOCH UNIVERSITY


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

  • Continuous, full time (37.5 hours per week)
  • Level B to Level C (subject to experience as per job descriptions) | $97,000 – $137,000 plus 17% employer pension contributions
  • Salary Conditioning Opportunities
  • Ref: 0306G01/129082

About Us

At Murdoch, we pride ourselves on our diverse and dynamic workplace. We are committed to recruiting and developing skilled and passionate people who want to make a difference in the world around them. With over 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 a merger of the schools of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, health professions, psychology and exercise science and education. The combination of these individually strong areas has been designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration, academic expertise, and promote strengths in research and teaching across all sciences.

The role

We are looking for an outstanding early or mid-career scholar with a specialization in Fisheries Science to work within the Environmental and Conservation Sciences (ECS) Discipline Group and the affiliated Harry Butler Institute (https: // A Lecturer/Lecturer will have a research and teaching role contributing to relevant courses and building an externally funded research agenda. As a Lecturer/Lecturer in Fisheries Science, you will join the ECS Discipline Group at an exciting time of renewal and new research initiatives.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a passion for research and teaching, excellent collaborative research skills, and an interdisciplinary perspective. Applicants should have a PhD in a field such as fish biology, fisheries science, wildlife biology, environmental science, conservation biology or similar as evidenced by a record of academic research or equivalent work experience in practice. We welcome candidates with a specialization in one or more of the following areas: demographic or ecological modeling, stock assessment and evaluation of management strategies, fish conservation biology or aquaculture. Quantitative skills (e.g. expertise in statistics or modeling, spatial analysis and evidence of ability to apply them in packages such as R, Python, etc.) will be an advantage. Your skills will complement those of the discipline and HBI in the areas of halieutic and benthic ecology, artisanal fisheries, aquaculture-based enhancement, and ecophysiology and movement behavior of megafauna Marine.

You will play a key role in contributing to the discipline’s teaching effort through the preparation and delivery of lectures, tutorials, workshops, field camps and other types of educational activities. teaching such as supervising research projects, and acting as a point of contact for undergraduate, postgraduate and postgraduate by research students.

Candidates should refer to the job descriptions for details of the duties, skills and experience required for the position of “Lecturer in Fisheries Science (Level B) and “Lecturer in Fisheries Science (Level C).

Applicants will need to reside in Australia or hold a valid visa with the right to work in Australia. International applicants are welcome and encouraged to apply.

What you will get in return

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

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

  • Competitive compensation
  • Rights to paid leave
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Salary conditioning options
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • On-campus services and facilities, including daycare, gym, veterinary hospital and chiropractic clinic

To apply

Please apply by submitting the documents below:

  • A cover letter indicating the role you are applying for, including a statement addressing the selection criteria (found in the job description)
  • Your most recent Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Please visit the Current Vacancies page to view job descriptions for the roles offered, under the headings below:

  1. Lecturer in fisheries science (level B)
  2. Lecturer in fisheries science (level C)

Please see the Applicant’s Guide for more information. Applications sent by post or e-mail will not be accepted.

Position Contact: Prof. Jennifer Verduin ad interimActing Head of Discipline Environmental and Conservation Science at

Murdoch University values ​​diversity, promotes inclusion, and strongly encourages Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, women, and people with disabilities to apply. Applicants who require assistance or access are encouraged to flag this at the time of application, to ensure that 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 announcement at any time.


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