Research positions in Quaternary environmental change,
sea-level science and coastal paleoseismology

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 13th globally. It is also placed 1st amongst the world's best young universities. The Asian School of the Environment (ASE) at NTU Singapore is a new interdisciplinary School that will be a world leader in environmental research. The ASE integrates earth and environmental life science, ecology, engineering and technology, human ecology, humanities, and the social sciences to address key issues of the environment and sustainability.

ASE invites applications for several post-doctoral level (up to 5) Senior Research Fellows (SRF) and Research Fellows (RF) in Quaternary environmental change, sea-level change and coastal paleoseismology.

The positions are the cornerstone of a new program to investigate how sea level has changed in the past as a guide to how it may change in the future. A key objective of the program is to test hypotheses regarding the driving mechanisms behind changes in sea level over different spatial and temporal scales, including the influences of ocean circulation, climate change and tectonics. The project is led by Professors Benjamin Horton and Adam Switzer. All applicants should demonstrate a clear desire for adventurous fieldwork and exceptional science.

Initially the contract duration will be 2-3 years.


  • Ph.D. in coastal geomorphology/geology or related discipline
  • SRFs should be at least 3 years out of their PhD and have a significant publication list.
  • Skills in quantitative paleoenvironmental reconstructions, and/or geophysics/ statistics/ modelling are highly desirable
  • Excellent knowledge of English, both in speaking and writing

Interested applicants are invited to submit a full CV, list of publications, a short (1-page) synopsis of previous research achievements and research plans, and the names of at least two referees to:

We will begin reviewing applications on 1st March 2017. For further details, kindly email to

posted: 20 January 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.