Professor of Geography

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, invites applications for the position of Professor of Geography (1966) to provide strong academic leadership in research, teaching and supervision in the discipline of Geography within the School of Natural Sciences.

The successful applicant will be a world-class geographer with research interests which complement and extend existing research and teaching strengths in the Department. We are particularly interested in candidates who can add to research strengths relating to environmental change and its impacts on society, including earth and planetary surface processes, climate change, natural hazards and biogeography.

An exceptional track record in publication and research funding success is expected and the appointee will be expected to attain national and international research funding (e.g. EU Horizon 2020, ERC, SFI, EPA, DAFM) and lead a dynamic research group with international recognition. In addition, the successful applicant will provide leadership for innovative teaching practice across geography programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The appointee will provide leadership in terms of promoting the new Geography and Geoscience undergraduate degree and will enhance research-led teaching with a particular focus on increasing opportunities for internationalising participation in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The Professor of Geography will also enhance the profile of Geography within the university and on national and international stages. The Professor of Geography will provide vision and leadership across research, teaching and administration.

The appointee will become part of a lively and diverse School, comprising the Disciplines of Geography, Botany, Geology and Zoology and associated Centres. The staff of the School of Natural Sciences work under a number of research themes including: Society, Space and the Environment; Earth and Environmental Sciences and Evolutionary Biology and Ecology.

The appointee will be actively involved in the development of the E3 initiative and will also strengthen strategic research within the university-wide research theme 'Smart & Sustainable Planet'. The appointee's research will provide opportunities for cross-disciplinary research among Schools and, where relevant within the Trinity Centre for research in applied geosciences (TCRAG), the Trinity Centre for Biodiversity Research (TCBR) and the Trinity Centre for the Environment (TCE).

Post Specification:

This position is tenable from 1st January 2019 and the successful candidate will be expected to take up the post by 1st January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The closing date is 12 Noon (GMT), Thursday 6th September 2018. Appointment will be made on the Professor salary scale (€114,740 - €140,961 per annum).

Interested applicants may contact the following persons by e-mail, in the first instance, with informal enquiries:

  • Professor Patrick Wyse Jackson, Head of School of Natural Sciences: wysjcknp@tcd.ie
  • Professor Pádraig Carmody, Head of Discipline of Geography: carmodyp@tcd.ie

Further details on the post including qualifications and experience and the application procedure are available at https://www.tcd.ie/Geography/vacancies/ or https://jobs.tcd.ie Applications will only be accepted through e-recruitment (https://jobs.tcd.ie)

posted: 28 June 20188     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.