Ad Astra Fellows: UCD School of Earth Sciences

5 Years (Fixed Term) - Permanency review after 4 years

Applications are invited for Ad Astra Fellows in UCD School of Earth Sciences (post reference 011321).

UCD is a research-intensive global university with purpose, drive and ambition. To contribute to the achievement of our mission and vision, we wish to hire additional faculty who share our ambition and our values: excellence, creativity, collegiality, engagement, integrity and diversity. Applications are invited across all academic disciplines represented in UCD, including Earth Sciences.

Earth Sciences is one of 7 schools (Biology and Environmental Science, Biomolecular and Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics and Physics) in UCD College of Science, a centre of cutting-edge research bringing together researchers across the biological, biomedical, chemical, geological, mathematical, physical and computer sciences. The College has a very successful record in winning research funds, averaging €30m per annum, and has 230 faculty as well as over 370 research and support staff. In 2018 the College was home to 3121 undergraduate students, 1347 graduate taught students and 479 graduate research students from 96 countries, one of the largest Science communities in Ireland.

UCD School of Earth Sciences

UCD School of Earth Sciences welcomes applications from individuals working in any area of Earth Sciences, especially from genders under-represented amongst Faculty. In particular, we seek applications in areas with significant growth potential, including those linked to iCRAG (, and thematic areas such as remote sensing and data mining in Earth Sciences.

The School provides a BSc (Hons) degree in Geology, in addition to other taught modules across Earth Science, Environmental Science and Sustainability. We contribute to MSc degrees in Environmental Science, Environmental Sustainability and Energy Systems. A new MSc in Subsurface Characterisation and Geomodelling will be introduced in 2020. An ability and willingness to contribute significantly to these and future programmes, and to supervise MSc and PhD research, is expected.

Please apply here and select the Ad Astra Fellows for UCD College of Science indicating your discipline or area of interest.

Lecturer/Assistant Professor Scale: €52,848- €83.090 per annum (appointment on the first point of the scale).

Closing Date: 17:00hrs Monday 22nd April 2019

For more information on the Ad Astra Fellows Programme go to

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