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|Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor||632147||Curtin||27-JAN-2021|
The SPIRIT program began in 2010 and consists of several research-grade telescopes that can be controlled remotely from anywhere in the world, allowing school students to observe and collect astronomical data using just an Internet browser. A new observatory is currently being established to co-locate the program’s existing telescopes alongside a new metre-class instrument, which is currently being commissioned.
As the appointee, under limited direction, you will deliver an educational program that allows students to experience astronomy first-hand and access research-grade equipment. You will provide senior administrative strategic planning and direction to the program, responding to complex and diverse enquiries and using expert judgement to independently analyse and solve problems, provide informed advice and provide senior administrative and executive support to the area. You will evolve and grow the program by designing new projects for students to undertake, by building new relationships with international collaborators, and by evaluating the long-term impact of the program with a focus for schools and communities that are under-represented in higher education.
This is a 0.8 FTE 2-year position based at The University of Western Australia node of ICRAR.
To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:
- Relevant tertiary qualification or demonstrated equivalent competency
- Demonstrated passion for education, science, science communication and astronomy
- Ability to build, maintain and maximise outcomes from collaborative relationships
- Demonstrated ability to leverage funds through grant applications and other opportunities
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills and high-level consultation skills
- Demonstrated ability to work independently, problem solve and work creatively and productively as part of a team
- Excellent planning and organisational skills with the ability to develop, deliver and coordinate programs, events and activities
- Proficiency in a range of computing skills including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, internet and email
Senior Lecturer/ Associate Professor
- Permanent role
- $123,467 – $163,270 plus 17% superannuation
- Opportunity for on-going career development
The Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy (CIRA) is seeking to appoint a new continuing faculty member as a Teaching and Research academic, at either Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor level, as appropriate. The successful candidate will have an excellent research track record in areas aligned with, or complementary to, CIRA’s existing astrophysics research strengths, which are primarily in the areas of pulsars and fast radio bursts, accretion and jet physics, the epoch of reionisation, and extragalactic radio science. Preference will be given to candidates with some level of theoretical expertise, especially those who can work closely with observational astronomers and/or engineers. Active engagement with new and upcoming facilities is strongly encouraged, especially the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) and its Precursor facilities.