Assistant Professorship in Sedimentology

Post Status: 5-year contract with a view to permanency, (full-time)
Department/Faculty: Geology/School of Natural Sciences
Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin Location: Museum Building, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
Reports to: Head of School
Salary: Appointment will be made on the Lecturer Merged Salary Scale at a point in line with Government Pay Policy (33,540 to 47,615 per annum), appointment will be made no higher than point 8 (47,615)
Hours of Work: Hours of work for academic staff are those as prescribed under Public Service Agreements. For further information please following link below:
Closing Date: 12 Noon (Irish Standard Mean Time), Tuesday, 23rd May 2017.

The successful candidate will be expected to take up post on 1st of September 2017 or as soon thereafter as possible.

Post Summary

This Assistant Professor appointment will be in the broad field of Carbonate Sedimentology. The appointee will contribute to undergraduate teaching, research and student supervision in the School. The successful candidate will develop an active externally funded programme of research linked to Earth and Environment - an interdisciplinary research theme in the School. The Discipline of Geology at Trinity College Dublin is committed to education that emphasises the importance of field-based investigation and observational skills. The successful candidate will demonstrate their experience in both teaching and conducting field-based sedimentology, together with laboratory-based microscopic description of sedimentary rocks.

The successful candidate's research will provide further opportunities for cross-disciplinary research in the School of Natural Sciences within its four cross-disciplinary research themes: Ecology and Evolution; Earth and Environmental Science; Society, Space and Environment; and Molecular and Comparative Physiology. The sedimentologist will also be expected to engage with researchers in other Schools in Trinity College Dublin, and to link with the Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences (iCRAG).

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posted: 13 April 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.