University of Tasmania (College of Sciences and Engineering)

Exemption no: 19/03/011

Date granted: 18/04/2019

Date of expiry: 01/10/2021

Date advertised in Tasmanian Government Gazette: 08/05/2019

Relevant exceptions under the Act: Sections 25, 26, 27(1)(d)

Description

This exemption was granted to permit the University of Tasmania (College of Sciences and Engineering) to advertise, recruit and employ four female academics in the identified positions of:

  1. Lecturer Geoenvironment and Geometallurgy (School of Natural Sciences / Discipline of Earth Sciences / Centre for Ore Deposit and Earth Sciences);
  2. Lecturer in Civil and Environmental Engineering (School of Engineering);
  3. Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Associate Professor (School of Engineering); and
  4. Lecturer in Geology (School of Natural Sciences / Discipline of Earth Sciences / Centre for Ore Deposit and Earth Sciences).

This is on the basis that:

  • Females are significantly under-represented in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEM) nationally. In the University of Tasmania’s School of Natural Sciences and School of Engineering, 22% of staff are female.
  • By engaging more female academic staff, the University of Tasmania aspires to attract more female students into the College of Sciences and Engineering, and to increase participation and completion rates.
  • The University of Tasmania is keen to promote a greater level of female participation within the STEM fields and it is anticipated that these positions will directly assist in increasing female engagement.