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Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor - Climate Change

Curtin University
  • Job reference: 707056
  • Full-time permanent role
  • $126,467-$163,270 plus 17% superannuation

Inclusion and Diversity at Curtin

We are committed to ensuring that Curtin has an inclusive environment, free from harassment, in which all students, staff and the community feel respected, valued and welcome.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, women, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and are committed to making reasonable adjustments to enable people with disability to participate fully in our recruitment, selection and appointment processes.

We have received recognition in this area:

  • Voted one of Australia’s Inclusive Employers for 2019-2020 (Diversity Council of Australia).
  • Have become one of the first Universities to receive accreditation for an Elevated Reconciliation Action Plan.
  • Achieved Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation (2018-2020).
  • Voted 16th best workplace for new dads in Australia (HBF - Direct Advice for Dads, 2019).

About us

The School of Population Health at Curtin University is one of four schools in the Faculty of Health Sciences, however accounts for approximately 45% of all research and 40% of HDR (Doctoral) students. The Faculty of Health Sciences also hosts the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health Impact Assessment. The School of Population Health is recognised internationally as a leader in education and research across the full spectrum of population health and psychology disciplines. The School offers undergraduate programs and units in Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Occupational Health and Safety, Health Promotion, Nutrition, Food Science and Technology, Health Information Management and Health Sciences. Postgraduate teaching and supervision of Higher Degree by Research students is provided in Health Promotion, Sexology, Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Health, Dietetics, Epidemiology, Health Administration, Health Communication, Health Policy and Management, Health Service Management, and Public Health. The School is involved in research, consultancy and commercial activities in all areas of Public Health, but particularly in the areas directly related to current programs.

The School disciplines are: 

  • Occupation, Environment and Safety
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Health Economics and Data Analytics
  • Health Promotion and Sexology
  • Psychology

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In this role you will…

The School of Population Health is seeking an Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer in Health Impacts of Climate Change (and more generally in Health Impact Assessment) to become part of the Occupation, Environment and Safety team. The School is strengthening capacity in Climate and Health research and the ideal candidate would be an emerging leader in research in the field as well as having significant teaching experience. The incumbent would be joining a team that includes considerable expertise in occupational and environmental health, respiratory health, epidemiology and vector-borne diseases.

Why choose Curtin?

  • A vibrant campus with gym, child care, wellness programs, medical and counselling services.
  • Opportunity for on-going career development and opportunity to attend national and international conferences.
  • Curtin continues to be a leader in reconciliation in the Higher Education sector, being one of the first Universities to receive accreditation for an Elevate RAP - the highest level within Reconciliation Australia’s Workplace RAP Framework.
  • The University has recently been named as one of Australia’s Inclusive Employers for 2019-2020 by the Diversity Council of Australia (DCA)
  • A major global player, with well-integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius and Dubai.

For further information on Curtin and all of our employee benefits visit https://about.curtin.edu.au/jobs/

We are looking for someone with

Doctoral qualification in environmental health or a closely related field, as well as a significant research track record related to health impacts of climate change. You will ideally be willing to lead and expand the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health Impact Assessment which is based at Curtin. It is envisaged that the role will be evenly split between teaching and research. It would be desirable if you are additionally eligible for full membership of Environmental Health Australia and able to teach across both the Environmental Health and Health and Safety courses.

Next steps

Please apply on-line with a cover letter and resume to enable us to assess your suitability for the role. If you require reasonable accommodation to participate in the recruitment process please advise in your cover letter.

To view a copy of the role’s Position Description, please click here

Contact details

If you have a query in relation to the application process please contact our careers team on curtincareers@curtin.edu.au using the subject line: Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor - Climate Change enquiry via EthicalJobs or call Lisa Kirkpatrick 9266 4292

If you would like to speak to a technical specialist please contact Professor Ben Mullins, B.Mullins@curtin.edu.au using the subject line: Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor - Climate Change enquiry via EthicalJobs.


Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to remove the advert earlier than the date on the advert.

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