Lecturer B: Geochemistry
Reference Number: 12268
Purpose and Main Duties
We seek to employ a Lecturer in Geochemistry with an overall research focus related to understanding the evolution of the solid Earth, to complement existing strengths within the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Birkbeck and the Institute of Earth and Planetary Sciences (IEPS), which is joint with the UCL Department of Earth Sciences. Areas of specialization might include, but are not limited to, isotope geochemistry, igneous/metamorphic processes, and earth/planet/asteroid/comet evolution, with research skills in observation, measurement and modeling.
IEPS provides access to newly built laboratories and ultramodern clean-room suites and a wide spectrum of analytical facilities that include state-of-the-art mass spectrometers suitable for studying planetary isotopes and noble gases, a microprobe, SEM, XRD and IR Raman. Other capabilities include MC-ICPMS, LA-ICPMS, U-Pb geochronology and low temperature chronometry (fission-track, U-Th-He) as well as facilities for environmental geochemistry.
The successful candidate will provide evidence for experience at the highest levels in research, and strong commitments to developing high quality teaching and administration. As a member of IEPS, the successful candidate will engage with a wider community of existing geology, geophysics and planetary science staff who have expertise in, amongst other topics, studies of the deep earth and planetary interiors, geochemistry, surface processes, seismology and natural hazards.
The successful candidate must have a PhD and must provide evidence of the highest levels of research activity. They will teach courses such as “Introduction to Geochemistry” to BSc level geology and planetary students, along with other modules at BSc and MSc level in subjects that make full use of their research experience. Supervision of BSc, MSc, MPhil and PhD students is also expected. Teaching will involve evening classes in central London plus distance learning duties, and participation in field classes. The successful candidate will be expected to place strong emphasis on the pastoral care and intellectual development of students. Administrative activities will be expected as a contribution to departmental and outside activities concomitant with grade.
About the Department
Grade 8 of the College's London Pay Scale which is £42,913 rising to £50,514 pro rata per annum.
This post is full time, 35 hours per week (1.0 FTE). The salary quoted above is on the College's London Pay Scale and includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance, which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area. The initial salary will be dependent on the skills, qualifications and experience of the successful applicant. The appointment is subject to a probationary period of 3 years. Birkbeck also provides a generous defined benefit pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and other great benefits.
The closing date for completed applications is midnight on 23 August 2017
Interviews are likely to be held in the week beginning 18th September 2017
For further information on this opportunity contact Professor Gerald Roberts email: firstname.lastname@example.org. A link to the PDF document containing the job description and person specification is below.
Birkbeck welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award and membership of WISE, operating the Disability Confident and Mindful Employer schemes, is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and is working towards the Race Equality Charter Mark.