Positions vacant


ARC Discovery Early Career Research Awards (DECRA) Fellowships - call for applications

High-performing Early Career researcher interested in joining the School under the prestigious ARC DECRA scheme should contact the Associate Head (Research) to discuss options, as far as possible in advance of the next DECRA application deadline (March 22, 2018).

The School will provide extensive support to qualified candidates in the form of helping to identify synergies with current School staff and facilities, writing assistance, and negotiating internal in-kind and cash co-contributions together with the Faculty and the University Research Portfolio.


Professor of Chemical Education

The School of Chemistry brings scientists together to solve some of the biggest challenges facing our world such as green chemistry, renewable energy and drug discovery, as well as delivering exceptional research in disciplinary fundamentals. This is a wonderful opportunity to join the University of Sydney – Australia’s first university – at an exciting and innovative time with the release of a new strategic direction, which will build upon our outstanding global reputation of educational and research excellence.

This exciting new position will work closely with the Head of School, Associate Head of School (Education) and the Chemistry Education Committee and within the general outlines of University, Faculty and School strategic directions. The appointee will provide high level academic and education leadership in the School of Chemistry to ensure excellence in teaching and learning, research and research training, and community engagement.

This role is responsible for:

  • academic leadership in the School of Chemistry in teaching and learning, including curriculum development and educational innovation to facilitate student learning
  • providing a role model for academic staff in promoting educational excellence and innovation
  • mentoring staff to develop the provision of a distinct educational offer across the school through the implementation of scholarly approaches to create a world-class curriculum
  • the design of new initiatives, including the development and application of ICT and novel learning technologies, to enhance student engagement and experience
  • equipping our students with the transferable skills required to excel in the 21st century workplace and to remain amongst the most employable worldwide
  • enabling our incoming students to thrive in their studies by ensuring a smooth transition from school to university.

The successful candidate must be innovative, creative and committed to enhancing education within the School of Chemistry. The appointee will have an outstanding track record in the areas of teaching and innovation, research in chemical education, and external engagement.

For a copy of the candidate brochure and application instructions, please visit the University Recruitment Website.

Closing Date: 11.30pm (AEDT), 10 January 2018