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Thank you for your interest in employment at the Singapore campus of James Cook University.

We take exceptional pride in recruiting and developing outstanding individuals who share our vision to be the leading Australian provider of higher education in Asia. At the Singapore campus of James Cook University, we believe in the importance of providing a great place for our employees to grow and develop professionally. We have a culture that values mutual respect, integrity, creativity and teamwork.

Join us as we continue our development as a vibrant, multicultural and excellent organisation in education and research.

Associate Professor/ Principal Research Fellow/ Professor/ Professorial Research Fellow* Aquaculture

Job no: 492371
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Singapore

The appointee will be an experienced academic / faculty member and will be responsible for leading aquaculture research at James Cook University Singapore.



  • Conduct of independent research and research team leadership and the production of published works in refereed journals, books, conference and seminar papers or the production of creative works.
  • Fostering the research activities of individuals and teams within the work unit.
  • Development of research policy and contributions to the strategic planning of JCU’s research profile and programs.
  • Oversight of staff and financial management of relevant research projects or programs.
  • Responsibility for the maintenance and renewal of funding in the relevant research field.
  • Promotion of research links which enhance the profile of the field in both the research and general community and provide opportunities for the application of research findings.
  • Contributions to teaching programs in areas of expertise consistent with the conditions of the award.
  • Primary or co-advisor of honours and postgraduate students, examination of honours and postgraduate theses and contribution to the design of postgraduate teaching and research programs.
  • Substantial contribution to the leadership, research culture, intellectual activities and outputs of the work unit and relevant research centres, institutes, clusters or groups
  • Participating in outreach activities which raise the profile of JCU and increase end-user engagements.


Selection Criteria for appointment:

  • A PhD in Aquaculture or a related discipline.
  • An active and internationally recognised research agenda within aquaculture (such as within ‘aquatic animal health and disease management’, ‘hatcheries’, ‘genetics’, and/or ‘nutrition’) and a substantial publication record relative to career stage.
  • Evidence of a high level of success in obtaining research funding, particularly end-user linked funding.
  • Evidence of quality supervision of higher degree research students and quality teaching of undergraduates.
  • Evidence of academic and research leadership.
  • Experience with working with industry participants and designing industry-relevant and co-funded projects
  • A profile of international excellence in the relevant research field.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relations with colleagues in an academic environment and with people from diverse backgrounds, including the communication and engagement skills necessary to build and maintain relationships with industry and other external actors.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
*The level of the position offered will be determined by the interview panel.
Employment type: Fulltime position subject to Ministry of Manpower Singapore jurisdiction and a probationary period.
Remuneration and conditions: An attractive package will be negotiated with the successful applicant (including relocation expenses
and initial accommodation costs) commensurate with qualifications and experience. Candidates should note the relatively lower taxation
rates in Singapore and the possibility of an annual wage supplement equal to a month’s salary at the end of the calendar year. All
employment salary arrangements are offered in Singapore currency:
Lecturer: SGD78 000 per annum – SGD110 000 per annum
Senior Lecturer: SGD92 000 per annum – SGD130 000 per annum
Associate Professor/Senior Research Fellow: SGD120 000 per annum – SGD170 000 per annum
Professor/Principal Research Fellow: SGD 165,000 per annum – SGD 234,000 per annum

Method of Application

Applications MUST provide all the following:

  1. Up-to-date CV including research record
  2. Full statement of qualifications
  3. Statement systematically addressing the Selection Criteria
  4. Teaching profile and recent teaching evaluations
  5. Completed Summary Application Form
Applications without any of the above will not be considered

Advertised: Singapore Standard Time
Applications close: Singapore Standard Time

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