Lecturer - School of Physical Sciences

(Level B) $100,933 to $119,391 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply.
Fixed term, full-time position for 3.5 years commencing January 2022.

Earth Science at the University of Adelaide has been consistently ranked well above world class in the Excellence in Research for Australia national audits. The department has two major research strengths; in crustal processes and tectonics, and in biogeochemical earth systems. These research strengths are underpinned by an extensive portfolio of world-class analytical and computational facilities and laboratories that support a vibrant postgraduate research community and partnerships in national and international research consortia.

The successful applicant will be involved in both research and teaching within this dynamic department and should have demonstrated expertise in thermochronology, petrochronology, tectonics and/or isotope geochemistry. They should have a strong research track record in one (or more) of the aforementioned areas of expertise. They should demonstrate an ability and potential to develop a vigorous externally-funded research program, and to supervise students at postgraduate level. The successful applicant is encouraged to collaborate in multidisciplinary research programs with individuals or groups in the department, university, nationally and internationally. The successful applicant will be involved in delivering a quality teaching program at undergraduate and honours levels and should be capable of teaching a broad range of geological subjects, in the classroom, laboratory, field environments and virtually.

To be successful you will need:

  • PhD or equivalent degree in Earth Sciences.
  • Demonstrated research excellence and interest in petrochronology, thermochronology, tectonics and/or isotope geochemistry, including a publication record in highly regarded scientific journals.
  • Demonstrated experience with micro-analytical instrumentation (particularly LA-ICP-MS, SEM, microprobe) for in situ applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research in addition to working effectively as a member of a research team.
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching undergraduate-level Earth Science in classroom, laboratory, field environments and virtually.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

Learn more at: adelaide.edu.au/jobs

Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research in: agriculture; food and wine; animal and veterinary sciences; biological sciences; and physical sciences. It develops future science leaders, and actively partners with innovative industries to solve scientific problems of global significance.

Learn more at: sciences.adelaide.edu.au

If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the link below for a copy of the selection criteria and to apply: https://careers.adelaide.edu.au/cw/en/job/506451/lecturer-school-of-physical-sciences

Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 3 January 2022.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Associate Professor Ros King
Head of Department (Earth Sciences), School of Physical Sciences
P: +61 (8) 831 35844
E: rosalind.king@adelaide.edu.au

For a confidential discussion regarding the recruitment process for this position, contact:

Michelle Carter
HR Coordinator, Faculty of Sciences
P: +61 (8) 831 39271
E: scienceshr@adelaide.edu.au

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

posted: 29 November 2021     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.