Senior Lecturer in Vertebrate Physiology
Macquarie University Department of Biological Sciences

The Role

The Department of Biological Sciences is seeking an engaging and inspiring teacher in the field of vertebrate physiology. This is a specialist teaching and leadership role that is focused on enhancing the organisation and delivery of teaching and improving the student experience within the Department, particularly in the Bachelor of Medical Sciences and related Bachelor of Science (Human Biology). The emphasis of this role is on pedagogic innovation, governance and leadership across the University and strong leadership of academic programmes and activities.

About us

The Department of Biological Sciences at Macquarie University is a vibrant and collegial community of teachers, researchers and students. We are a leading research and teaching department, conducting research at all levels of biological organisation and across diverse taxa. We lead teaching programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in disciplines ranging from genomics, physiology and human biology to palaeontology, ecology, evolution and conservation biology. In 2020 we will roll out a revised curriculum with new and exciting offerings for undergraduate students in Medical Sciences and Human Biology that will provide career paths and opportunities in health sciences. For more information please visit

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we’ve grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position you must respond to the Selection Criteria and attach your response as a separate document in the application process. Please also provide a CV with contact details of three referees.


PhD in vertebrate physiology or a related field
Demonstrated excellence in developing and delivering high quality teaching materials and in developing curricula
Demonstrated experience in leading academic teams and the management and delivery of academic programs
Demonstrated experience in development of innovative teaching
Strong interest in improving student experience
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and with other members of the University

Strong interest in supporting the diversity of our students and staff

Teaching or higher education qualifications and/or awards
Role Specific Enquiries: Professor Michelle Leishman, Head of Department via e-mail or call +61 2 9850 9180.

General Recruitment Enquiries: Anne Kumanan, HR Officer at

Applications close: Sunday 6th October 2019 at 11:55pm

Macquarie University is committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We value individual difference and recognise the strength of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workforce where the backgrounds, perspectives and experiences of our staff are a driving force for collaboration, innovation and impact.

We work to ensure genuine equality of opportunity for people regardless of their gender, age, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and/or family status, and we encourage you to apply for a position at Macquarie University.

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