CSE

Opportunities in Science and Engineering

Information for Applicants

Welcome from the Dean

Dean of JCU's College of Science and Engineering, Ron White.

Thank you for your interest in joining JCU's College of Science and Engineering and becoming part of a university quite unlike any other in Australia. The College of Science and Engineering is globally recognised for excellence in research, and we strive to bring research directly into our teaching. Our diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses are united by a commitment to excellent teaching and experiential learning opportunities utilising our world-class infrastructure and natural laboratories, as well as a commitment to diversity and respect for difference.

All of this happens in some of the most interesting places in the world. Our footprint extends from Townsville, Cairns and the Cape York Peninsula in the north to Brisbane in the south. In the west our presence is felt as far as Mount Isa. Furthermore, in Singapore we are well-placed to make the most of the opportunities presented by the Asia-Pacific region.

We look forward to hearing from you and wish you well on the journey you are about to begin.

Regards,

Professor Ron White

Dean of the College of Science and Engineering

Opportunities to Join Science and Engineering at JCU

James Cook University (JCU) is creating a brighter future for life in the Tropics and beyond, through education and research that makes a difference locally and globally.

We now have an opportunity for a passionate and experienced or early career Researcher to join our team within the College of Science and Engineering as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Sexual Selection in adaptation to Climate Change.

  • Full-time; fixed term for two years
  • Academic Level A $91,844 - $98,283 per annum plus up to 17% employer superannuation contributions, leave loading and other generous employee benefits
  • Based at the Townsville Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas.

WHAT YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH IN THE ROLE

We are seeking a dynamic and engaging researcher to support the key deliverables of the Sex is important in adaptation to environmental change project.

You will also be required to lead multigenerational laboratory experiments at the Marine and Aquaculture Research Facility (MARFU) including conducting multigenerational mosquitofish experiments, statistical analysis of data, and the development, publication and dissemination of research findings and quality academic publications.

WHAT YOU CAN BRING TO THE ROLE

  • Possession of a PhD qualification or equivalent in a relevant ecology or evolution discipline with a demonstrated experience in live animal experimental research.
  • Evidence of research ability, including innovation, creativity and timely completion of tasks.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Advanced experience in statistical analysis and proficiency in the use of R statistical software.
  • Demonstrated publishing record in quality peer-reviewed journals, particularly as a lead author.
  • Experience in planning and coordinating live animal experiments and experience in working with fish, especially mosquitofish are desirable.

WHY JCU? 

JCU offers a culturally diverse working environment with opportunities for professional and personal growth – working under the values of Authenticity, Excellence, Integrity, and Respect. We support our people through the provision of;

  • A generous superannuation scheme with up to 17% employer contributions with UniSuper
  • 5 weeks of annual recreation leave and Annual leave loading
  • 15 days paid sick/carers leave per year
  • Attractive options for salary packaging
  • Fitness Passport
  • Free Employee Assistance Program (coaching and counselling)
  • Access to online media subscriptions
  • Corporate discount on health insurance premiums
  • Well-equipped facilities including an on-campus childcare centre and primary school, cafes, hairdresser, post office, medical centre and gym.
  • Balance of work and life so you can enjoy a lifestyle that supports a diverse range of leisure and sporting interests.

WHAT MATTERS TO US AT JCU?

Our People – Our staff, students, and the communities we serve

Our Education – Knowledge has the power to change lives

Our Place – the Tropics and beyond

Our Research – a catalyst for innovation and knowledge generation.

HOW TO APPLY 

Ready to embark on this exciting journey? Visit the Careers at JCU Website and submit your application online.

Vacancy Reference Number 18814.

Applications Close 12 March 2024.

James Cook University encourages people from all backgrounds who meet the role requirements to apply. We value and celebrate the diversity of our community and are committed to ensuring our learning and working environment is safe and welcoming.


Under the exception in section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 and as part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace we welcome applications from women. If you meet the inherent requirements of the essential selection criteria we invite you to consider working for JCU and being part of this journey towards gender equity.

WHAT YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH IN THE ROLE

The Lecturer, Information Technology will teach into Information Technology programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels across multiple delivery modes and contribute to curriculum development and the coordination of Information Technology programs. In addition to this, the Lecturer, Information Technology, will also provide administrative, marketing and outreach support for the Information Technology academic group, College of Science and Engineering and the university.

The Lecturer, Information Technology will have both recent teaching experience and an established research track record that complements the College of Science and Engineering’s strategic commitment to digital innovation through undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Information Technology, Computer Science, and Data Science, as well the intended application thereof to Marine Science, Agriculture/ Aquaculture, Geoscience, Health, and Business domains. A capacity to engage effectively with local, national, and international industry and to identify and develop opportunities for innovation-driven partnerships is also inherent to the position.

The Information Technology group, College of Science and Engineering is actively developing interdisciplinary collaborations and is committed to building strengths in AI and machine learning, data mining and data science, digital health, secure communication and privacy, sentiment analysis and text mining, deep learning, cybersecurity, cloud computing, digital support for net-zero emissions, sustainable tourism, and biosecurity.

WHAT MATTERS TO US AT JCU

Our People – Our staff, students, and the communities we serve

Our Education – Knowledge has the power to change lives

Our Place – the Tropics and beyond

Our Research – a catalyst for innovation and knowledge generation

HOW TO APPLY

JCU is a SAGE Athena SWAN member and we are committed to creating an inclusive workplace.

Be part of our journey to improve the representation of women in STEM disciplines as we are seeking women applicants for the role of Lecturer, Information Technology on a full-time and continuing basis, located in Cairns, Queensland.

Please visit the Careers with the College of Science and Engineering Microsite to apply for the role.

Vacancy reference 18819.

Applications close Sunday 10 March 2024.


James Cook University is creating a brighter future for life in the Tropics and beyond, through education and research that makes a difference locally, and globally.

We now have two opportunities available for passionate and experienced Academics to join our team within the College of Science and Engineering as a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Statistical Data Science.

  • Full-time; continuing
  • Academic Level B $103,238 - $121,815 or Academic Level C $125,527, - $144,104 per annum plus up to 17% employer superannuation contributions, leave loading and other generous employee benefits
  • Based at either the Townsville Bebegu Yumba campus, Douglas, or the Cairns Nguma-bada campus, Smithfield.
  • Level of appointment and remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

What you can accomplish in the Role

We are seeking dynamic and engaging academics with specific expertise in fields that include statistics and data science with capacity to teach and contribute to curriculum and coordinate data science programs within the College of Science and Engineering. As a highly motivated and inspiring academic, you will have the opportunity to strengthen the discipline through pursing excellence in teaching and research. Working with senior leaders within the College, you will help grow the research profile of the College and play an active role in shaping the future of our teaching and research programs.

What you can bring to the Role

  • Possession of a PhD in Data Science, Statistics, Mathematics or a related discipline.
  • Strong understanding of theories underpinning data science and demonstrated application of statistical learning and/or deep learning methods.
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching into undergraduate programs; development, and delivery of innovative curriculum in a combination of face-to-face, online, and blended and flexible modes.
  • A proven track record of research and impact of research in the field of Data Science and Statistics, including ERA-recognised publications and successful grant activity; and supervision of Higher Degree Research candidates.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to work in a collegial and ethical manner and demonstrated organisational and administrative skills.
  • Commitment to principles of equity and diversity; knowledge of occupational health and safety responsibilities; commitment to continuous improvement in teaching, research, and professional life.

Why JCU

JCU offers a culturally diverse working environment with opportunities for professional and personal growth – working under the values of Authenticity, Excellence, Integrity, and Respect. We support our people through the provision of;

  • A generous superannuation scheme with up to 17% employer contributions with UniSuper
  • 5 weeks of annual recreation leave and Annual leave loading
  • 15 days of paid sick/personal/carers leave per year
  • Attractive options for salary packaging
  • Fitness Passport
  • Free Employee Assistance Program (coaching and counselling)
  • Access to online media subscriptions
  • Corporate discount on health insurance premiums
  • Well-equipped facilities including an on-campus childcare centre and primary school, cafes, hairdresser, post office, medical centre and gym (Townsville campus).
  • Balance of work and life so you can enjoy a lifestyle that supports a diverse range of leisure and sporting interests.

How to apply

Ready to embark on this exciting journey? Visit the Careers at JCU Website and submit your application online.

Vacancy Reference Number 18795 Please submit a resume, cover letter and a brief statement addressing the selection criteria as found in the Academic Duty Descriptor, to support your application.

Applications close 21 March 2024.

James Cook University encourages people from all backgrounds who meet the role requirements to apply. We value and celebrate the diversity of our community and are committed to ensuring our learning and working environment is safe and welcoming.


About JCU

This is Uni... but not as you know it


Students and staff can develop professional skills during field trips to the most fascinating places on Earth. Students don't just leave with degrees, they finish with stories. JCU staff are committed to inspiring those stories through research and teaching excellence that brings together people and societies, the natural world, the built environment and experiential learning.


Stories about Research and Teaching

Benefits of Working at JCU

JCU is strongly committed to equity and diversity in the workplace and aspires to continue developing a workforce that reflects the diversity, capacities and capabilities of people from the regions in which we operate. We are committed to developing future leaders, building upon the wealth of wisdom and experience embodied by our current academic leaders, we will identify and nurture those who will take JCU into the future.

Remuneration Package

An appropriate and attractive salary will be offered including a range of flexible salary packaging options.

Benefits
  • Five weeks’ annual recreation leave
  • Annual Leave Loading
  • Generous sick, carer's and cultural leave
  • Generous long service leave pro-rata at 7 years
  • Up to 6 months paid parental leave
  • Flexible working options
  • Ongoing professional and career development
  • Attractive options for salary packaging
  • Staff study assistance and paid study leave
  • Fitness Passport
  • Access to online media subscriptions
  • Corporate discount on health insurance
  • Free Employee Assistance Program (Coaching and Counselling)
  • On-campus caf├ęs, gym, pool, hairdresser, post office and childcare
  • Re-location and immigration assistance can be negotiated
  • Balance of work and life so you can enjoy a lifestyle that supports a diverse range of leisure and sporting interests
Superannuation

Generous superannuation scheme with up to 17% employer contributions.


JCU has an Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Workforce Strategy.

Candidates are supported knowing JCU’s Vice Chancellor and senior management team are fully committed to the goals and strategies laid out in the Workforce Strategy to increase, retain and develop our Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff.

Increasing numbers of staff at JCU are undertaking cultural awareness training, so members on the selection panel should have an understanding of significant cultural differences.


SAGE (Science and Gender Equity)

SAGE is a national program promoting gender equity and diversity in science, technology engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM). It is based on the principles of the UK's Athena SWAN Charter, an evaluation and accreditation framework that addresses the improvement of gender equity policies and practices in STEMM.

JCU is one of 45 organisations participating in the SAGE Pilot of the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises institutional capacity to eliminate gender inequity and a demonstrated commitment to bolster the hiring, promotion and retention of women, while also improving the workplace environment for people of all genders.

JCU encourages diversity

JCU has an extensive program in place to encourage diversity, examples of which include:

  • Diversity messages in our recruitment advertising, such as, “We are enriched by and celebrate our workplace diversity and welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds and abilities”.
  • Extensive event calendar where JCU students and staff come together to acknowledge, celebrate and raise awareness of the diverse groups that make up our community, including Harmony Day, International Women’s Day, NAIDOC Week, Disability Action Week, IDAHOT (International Day Against Homophobia), Transphobia and Biphobia.
  • Diversity training for all staff.

JCU has a comprehensive calendar of events that celebrate diversity. Joining the organisation in these activities, or participating as an invitee, is an effective way to participate in diversity focused activities. There are also many student organised events and staff are almost always welcome at these.

Access to disability services during recruitment and selection

If you are interested in applying for a position at JCU and require assistance with making your application, please discuss your needs with the Chairperson for the position.

When offered an interview, please discuss with the person who contacts you any access assistance you may require, so this can be accommodated.

Benefits available to JCU employees

Refer to Working at JCU.

Should you have any additional questions not featured in our FAQs please contact the Chairperson in the first instance.


Join a university known for its world-leading research, knowledge infrastructure, partnerships and research findings.

JCU is equally committed to high-quality and high-impact research. To realise these outcomes, the University has invested substantially in structures and facilities to support research and development activity. Wherever possible these initiatives have been leveraged to obtain additional external investment and the best value outcomes in facility development.

One of several key aspects in JCU's success lies in its unique geographical location. The advantages of this to our researchers and graduate students cannot be overstated, with ready access to the most spectacular and diverse natural laboratories in the world. Field site environments for research on coral reefs, tropical rainforests, coastal wetlands, woodland savannahs and the arid outback are all available in our backyard. The University has invested in field research stations to take further advantage of this tropical landscape. Find out more about JCU's research centres, institutes and colleges.

This commitment has resulted in hard-earned accolades, with Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rating 83% of JCU’s research fields as world-class or above. JCU received the highest possible rating, well above world standard, in the research areas of ecological applications, ecology, environmental science and management, fisheries sciences, geology, medical microbiology, organic chemistry and plant biology. Every field of research in medical and health sciences was rated world-class or above.

JCU received a rating of world-class or above in the following research areas:

  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Archaeology
  • Biochemistry and Cell Biology
  • Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology
  • Classical Physics
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Criminology
  • Ecological Applications
  • Ecology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Environmental Science and Management
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Fisheries Science
  • Geochemistry
  • Geology
  • Human Geography
  • Human Movement and Sports Science
  • Immunology
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Materials Engineering
  • Medical Biochemistry and Metabolomics
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Microbiology
  • Neurosciences
  • Nursing
  • Oncology and Carcinogenesis
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry and Environmental Geoscience
  • Plant Biology
  • Public Health and Health Services
  • Sociology
  • Specialist Studies in Education
  • Technology
  • Tourism
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Zoology.

JCU campuses and research hubs are on the doorstep of some of the world’s most spectacular environments, including:

  • The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
  • The rainforests of the Wet Tropics
  • The savannahs of Cape York Peninsula
  • The deserts of the arid outback.

Some of these unique environments are home to JCU's exceptional research facilities, including:

Governments and global businesses consider JCU’s research as central to the future of the tropics. JCU has strong links with rural, remote and Indigenous communities in the Asia Pacific region. Many local, national and international research organisations and industry groups collaborate with JCU. These linkages help ensure our courses are research-rich and reflect the latest innovations. Many of our staff and students are co-located with researchers from partner institutions.


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About Tropical North Queensland

With the Great Barrier Reef, Australian Outback and ancient rainforests, North Queensland has a treasure-trove of natural wonders to explore.

The urban centres of Cairns and Townsville are major commercial and tourism hubs, providing opportunities for business, recreation and adventure.

North Queensland is home to some of the best weather that Australia has to offer. Sunny days, warm waters, cool ocean breezes and a generally comfortable climate are part of what make North Queensland such a popular place to live.

The North Queensland climate is characterised by two distinct seasons, with warm temperatures and a low rainfall during the winter period while summer sees higher rainfall and warmer, balmy temperatures.

For more information, visit JCU North Queensland.

For more information

Phone: +61 7 4781 4107 Email: alana.grech@jcu.edu.au