Open rank position in Geochemistry

The Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University seeks to appoint an academic colleague (open rank, continuing) in inorganic analytical geochemistry. We encourage applications from individuals with expertise in analytical trace element and inorganic isotope geochemistry and mass spectrometric geochemical methods (e.g. ICP-MS, ICP-MC-MS, SHRIMP/ SIMS, TIMS). Candidates who are able to apply their mass spectrometric expertise to researching the formation of economic deposits of critical minerals to contribute to a sustainable future, and/or to other strategic areas in RSES are encouraged to apply.

We welcome applicants with a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Earth Sciences or allied disciplines. They should be able to demonstrate an outstanding record of research and research communication and demonstrate potential to establish a dynamic, world-leading research programme, and to acquire external funding to support individual and collaborative research activities.

The appointee will contribute to our vibrant program of undergraduate and post-graduate teaching and will be able to demonstrate their desire and potential to inspire and educate the next generation of scientists and leaders.

The Research School of Earth Sciences and the Australian National University are committed to a pro-active and inclusive approach to equality, which promotes an inclusive culture and values diversity. We particularly encourage women and candidates from underrepresented minorities to apply. We are committed to fostering a collaborative and inclusive working environment. Details of some of the inclusive policies operated by the School can be found at:

The appointments will be made at an appropriate salary for Fellow (Level C), Associate Professor (Level D) or Professor (level E) in a continuing position.

Applicants should submit:

  1. A CV
  2. A list of publications
  3. A statement addressing all selection criteria, identifying, where possible, synergies with the School's strategic priorities (see further particulars for details).
  4. A proposed research program for the next 5 years.
  5. Contact details of three recent referees.

The closing date for applications is 30st April 2022

Further particulars and information can be found at

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Research School of Earth Sciences, 142 Mills Road, Canberra, 2600 ACT, Australia.

posted: 31 January 2022     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.