Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Palaeobiology



UCD School of Earth Sciences
Ref: 010884
Specified purpose appointment (Estimated duration: 3 to 4.5 years)

UCD School of Earth Sciences seeks to appoint a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Palaeobiology, UCD School of Earth Sciences from January 1st 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. Candidates must possess a PhD in Geology or Earth Sciences, with a specialisation in palaeobiology, a strong track record of published scientific research for their career stage, and, ideally, previous teaching experience. The appointee will be offered a specified purpose appointment providing representative cover at a Lecturer/Assistant Professor (below the bar) level for an approximate period between 3 and 4.5 years duration.

The appointed person will be an enthusiastic university teacher who can contribute to the existing Geology BSc degree, to new Minor programmes in collaboration with the UCD School of Geography and the UCD School of Archaeology and to other planned undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Classroom teaching includes introductory earth and environmental science courses taught to large groups (150+), and specialist palaeobiology modules for advanced student cohorts (10-30 students). Candidates must also be able and willing to lead Geology field classes and, ideally, capable of supervising final year students undertaking laboratory and independent field mapping projects.

Candidates who satisfy these core requirements and who additionally have research interests that complement existing expertise in the School are especially encouraged to apply.

Imp. Note: It is envisaged an appointee will commence in post on 6 January 2019, or, by agreement, on an alternative date before April 2019.

95 Lecturer / Assistant Professor (below the bar) Salary Scale: €33,479 - €58,760 per annum Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guideline

Hours of work for academic staff are those as prescribed under Public Service Agreements. For further information please access details at the following web address: http://www.ucd.ie/hr/t4cms/Academic%20Contract.pdf

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 8th November 2018

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CVs submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the UCD Job Vacancies website: https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/

posted: 25 October 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.