Associate Professor/Professor in Geochemistry
Wellington, New Zealand
We seek outstanding candidates with expertise in Trace Element and Isotope Geochemistry who will lead our existing plasma-source Geochemistry Facility and programme. The successful candidate will be expected to enhance the School's wide-ranging and innovative research programme in Geochemistry, including working with and enhancing our existing strengths in igneous processes and Volcanology. The successful candidate will develop new or maintain existing research relationships with the Wellington-based Crown Research Institutes, as well as with other universities.
The successful candidate must have a proven track record of leading a significant and successful research programme and will undertake internationally recognized research in the geochemistry of igneous, geothermal, surficial or (paleo-) environmental processes, early Earth, or Solar System processes. Candidates with a strong background in more than one of these fields, and with hands-on experience in plasma source isotope and trace element analysis, are preferred.
The School has a world-class geochemistry facility including an ultra-clean laboratory and three plasma-source mass spectrometers, as well as a near-new JEOL JXA8230 electron microprobe, new rock preparation and mineral separation facilities, and fission track thermochronology facilities. A detailed list of the equipment available in the school's geochemistry facility and of recent and current research directions within the geochemistry group is available on request.
The successful candidate will be a member of the School's Earth Sciences programme, the members of which work closely with researchers in Antarctic Research Centre and the Geography programme including joint supervision of graduate students.
Applications close 30 June 2012
Victoria University of Wellington is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.
For more information and to apply online visit http://vacancies.vuw.ac.nz