Senior/Lecturer in Chemical Engineering
University of Newcastle

Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, Chemical Engineering

Job Ref# 4529


  • Opportunity to collaborate with Australian and international universities, along with industry partners
  • Support core capability requirements of the new ARC Centre of Excellent for Enabling Eco-Efficient Beneficiation of Minerals.
  • Seeking 1 x Level B or 1 x Level C role, based in Newcastle, Callaghan Campus



Job Summary:

Working with world leading researchers, you will support the broader research, teaching, and administrative requirements within the Discipline of Chemical Engineering.


Look to the future 

The University of Newcastle is a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Our vision is to be a world-leading University for our regions and creating a better future for our regions and the globe. Underpinned by this vision are our values of excellence, equity, engagement, and sustainability. 


Be challenged and imagine with us 


The position is based in the Discipline of Chemical Engineering (School of Engineering) at the University of Newcastle’s Callaghan Campus within the new College of Engineering, Science, and Environment. The Discipline has a long history of attracting very significant research funding through leadership of an ARC Special Research Centre, Cooperative Research Centres, Industrial Transformation Research Hub, ARC Centre of Excellence, and large industry grants, leveraged by its strong connection with industry, and success in achieving significant global research impact in industry through the Jameson Cell and Reflux Classifier technologies. This research has attracted ERA 5 ratings in Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy and the highest ratings in the Engagement and Impact measures.

We seek a Lecturer Level B or C to contribute to the research and teaching programs within the School, and to contribute to the research within the ARC Centre of Excellence for Enabling Eco-Efficient Beneficiation of Minerals, especially in the area of hydrodynamics of multiphase systems.

Opportunities will also extend to the School’s involvement in a new Steel Research Hub. The role would be expected to build a comprehensive research program through the securing of research grants, supporting the supervision of research students, demonstrating their independence, collaboration, and ultimately their leadership. This activity would be expected to complement high performance in teaching, community engagement and administration at multiple levels.

This position will support the core capability requirements of the new ARC Centre of Excellence for Enabling Eco-Efficient Beneficiation of Minerals, while also supporting the broader research, teaching, and administrative requirements within the Discipline of Chemical Engineering. The ARC Centre of Excellence, which secured funding of $35M from 2020, is a collaboration involving eight Australian universities, four overseas universities, government research and industry partners. The wider research activities within the Discipline fall into the broad categories of:

  • Particle and mineral processing and engineering
  • Resource utilisation and optimisation
  • Energy technologies


The Discipline contributes to the teaching goals of the School by delivering two Engineers Australia accredited ACQ Level 8 degree programs; Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Renewable Energy Engineering (Honours).

This is a full-time, continuing Level B or Level C position.

For additional information on the position contact Laureate Professor Kevin Galvin, on 0417295685 or via


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Closing date:  Monday, 8 April 2021


Why commit to us? 


The University of Newcastle is a Top 200 University in the world by QS World University Rankings 2021and a Top 10 University in Australia. 


The remuneration for this position is:


Level B (Lecturer) – from $101,197 + 17% super


Level C (Senior Lecturer) -   from $123, 967 + 17% super


From a flexible working environment to discounts in private health insurance and gym memberships, we offer access to a wide range of employee benefits including salary packaging. You can learn more about these at  


We provide opportunities for all people regardless of their background and experience, and this philosophy is reflected across all that we do.  


Let’s create this future together. Here’s how to join us: 


Click on 'Apply for this job'. Your application will be assessed on essential criteria. Read all information about the role so you understand what is required. In addition:


  • Follow all directions and complete all necessary fields of the application; and
  • In addressing the essential criteria clearly demonstrate how your skills and experience meet each point (maximum of four pages).


International applicants are encouraged to apply, and if successful will need to secure valid working rights.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.  

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