First listed on: 07 July 2021


Senior Lecturer in Innovative Food, School of Science - Ref 3335/21

Western Sydney University is a modern, forward-thinking, research-led university, located at the heart of Australia’s fastest-growing and economically significant region, Western Sydney. Boasting 11 campuses – many in Western Sydney CBD locations – and more than 200,000 alumni, 49,500 students and 3,500 staff, the University has 14 Schools with an array of well-designed programs and degrees carefully structured to meet the demands of future industry.

The University is ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide, and as a research leader, over 85 per cent of the University’s assessed research is rated at ‘World Standard’ or above.

The School of Science is a large and comprehensive school with learning, teaching and research excellence encompassing a wide range of biological, chemical, environmental, food, forensic, medical, nutritional and physical sciences, including agriculture and astronomy. The School is educating tomorrow’s graduates in an environment that is contemporary, challenging, and adaptive to a rapidly evolving world. It offers a range of bachelor, masters and doctoral degrees using the excellent teaching, laboratory and fieldwork facilities at the Campbelltown, Hawkesbury, Parramatta and Penrith campuses, as well as online activities.

The School’s research-led teaching is supported by state-of-the-art educational technologies. Its researchers make major contributions to the University’s high ERA (Excellence in Research for Australia) rankings, and collaborate with other schools, University Research Institutes, and external partners in Australia and overseas. The School’s bachelor degrees include a wide range of majors, minors, interdisciplinary offerings and elective subjects, with access through pathways programs, and opportunities for further study in Master of Research, PhD and coursework masters’ degrees. Work-integrated learning prepares graduates to flourish and succeed in society and the rapidly evolving world of work, both in Australia and internationally.

We are seeking a forward thinking, contemporary, and innovative scholar to take on the role of Senior Lecturer (Level C) in Innovative Food. You will be expected to contribute to teaching within the School of Science in nutrition, medical science and food science and related areas, and may have opportunities for relevant leadership roles in this area.

In this position you will be involved in a range of academic activities, including the coordination and teaching of units in forensic science and related areas within programs across the School. You will be expected to conduct research and supervise undergraduate and postgraduate (Masters and PhD) research students in their area of expertise. You will also be expected to be knowledgeable in contemporary methods of teaching nutrition, medical science and food science including e-Learning approaches. You will work closely with research and teaching staff in the School of Science and will be encouraged to develop collaborations with other areas as appropriate. You will also be required to foster relevant relationships external to the University and may have opportunities for relevant leadership roles in this area.

For further information, please refer to the Position Description. In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must refer to the major responsibilities and accountabilities identified in the Position Description when responding to the Selection Criteria.

This is a full-time, ongoing position located at the Hawkesbury campus, however may be required to work on other campuses or as directed by the University, from time-to-time.

Remuneration Package: Academic Level C $152,336 to $174,748 p.a., (comprising Salary of $128,856 to $148,011 p.a., plus Superannuation and Leave Loading).

Position Enquiries: Please contact Associate Professor Gary Dennis, Deputy Dean, School of Science on (02) 9685 9939 or via email on

Closing Date: 8:30pm, Sunday 25 July 2021

To be eligible for this position you must provide evidence of your Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency at time of application.

Full details on how to apply for these positions can be found at our website. Western Sydney University values workplace diversity.

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