Senior Research Fellow, Remote Sensing and Ecohydrology

at Griffith University


Griffith University has a long-established reputation for research excellence in the environmental sciences, especially in relation to the water sciences. This research is currently focused within the Australian Rivers Institute (ARI), established in 2006 as one of the University's areas of strategic research investment.

Further information about ARI, its research and research programs, and dedicated staff can be found on the Australian Rivers Institute website.

We are seeking an experienced academic to undertake research within the Institute for an initial three years upon commencement. Following this period, the incumbent will transition to a balanced research/teaching role within the School of Environment.

The Griffith School of Environment is a research and teaching element where staff, HDR and undergraduate students gain valuable training, inter alia , in the identification, management and remediation of human impacts on the environment. A holistic study of the environment with an emphasis on sustainability underpins the degree programs offered by the School.

This is a continuing, full time position based at the Nathan campus.

The role

The Senior Research Fellow in Remote Sensing and Ecohydrology is required to work collaboratively in the water sciences for an initial period of three years. The person will provide high level technical and research expertise in remote sensing and ecohydrology, and support collaborative research within the Australian Rivers Institute.

After three years, the position will transition to a continuing Senior Lecturer (Level C) role and will require a high level of commitment to teaching excellence within the School of Environment. The person will be required to develop, convene and teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the School which may include program coordination and/or conducting tutorials, practical classes, demonstrations, workshops, student field excursions, clinical or studio sessions, and student consultation, marking and assessment activities.

The person

The successful applicant will have completed a PhD in remote sensing and/or ecohydrology, or a closely aligned field. The person will have extensive research experience and leadership responsibilities in remote sensing and ecohydrology, demonstrated strengths and knowledge of diverse research approaches and methodologies and have a developing or existing academic profile. High-level analytical skills will be essential in this role.

To support the teaching transition, the person will have d emonstrated knowledge and skills in in teaching and curriculum development at the tertiary education level. Evidence of ability to administer teaching courses and programs would be valuable as well as demonstrated experience in the supervision of higher degree research candidates. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work effectively within a team.

Griffith University values gender equality, diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to persons from all backgrounds and identities. It offers a supportive and flexible working environment with excellent working conditions. For further information, visit our website.

Salary range: Senior Research Fellow / Senior Lecturer (Level C): $111,104 - $128,113 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $129,993 - $149,893 per annum.

Application requirements

Please ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria as outlined on the position description
  • Brief covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
  • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
  • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
  • Employment history, including present position and details of relevant professional, consulting or industry experience;
  • Research interests and list of publications;
  • Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services etc.

Closing date: Friday, 10 November 2017, at 5pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

Further information:

Obtain the position description by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the position description.

For further information about this role, please contact Professor Stuart Bunn, Director, Australian Rivers Institute on +61 (0) 7 3735 6723 or email For application queries, contact Ms Courtney Mullens, Senior Recruitment Adviser on +61 (0) 7 3735 6404 or at

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