Professor of Mineral Geoscience and Director for
the Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET)

  • Tenurable position
  • Applications close Friday 7 July 2017

We invite applications for a Professorial role at Level E specialising in Mineral Geoscience in the School of Earth Sciences within the Faculty of Science.

The School's strong international research rankings reflect our focus on high quality research and impact, and strong capacity to attract competitive and applied research funding. We have well established external industry/government agency engagement across all our applied areas in minerals, energy and groundwater that are fundamentally important to Australia's economy. Research and research training activities are concentrated in several important Centres of national and international standing within the School including the Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET), Centre for Energy Geoscience and Centre of Excellence in Coral Reef Studies. We attract high quality PhD students from around the world and currently offer a variety of coursework masters degrees and an undergraduate major in Geology.

The Opportunity

The appointee will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic research environment in the School of Earth Sciences and its Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET) that is recognised as a world leader in mineral geoscience. The CET has an impressive portfolio of research projects and collaborative relationships. The appointee will be expected to provide leadership in mineral geoscience and be primarily responsible for the Centre's external profile with the national and global minerals industry and governmental geoscience organisations. We are interested in applicants who can develop new areas of research activity and graduate training. Expertise in mineral geoscience will enable the appointee to contribute to the School's undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs and research supervision.

About You

The appointee must hold a PhD in Geoscience with >10 years of academic and/or industry experience, and be recognised as a geoscience leader and manager with a record of achievement in mineral exploration. Having the skills to provide effective and inclusive scientific leadership is very important in this role, as is commitment to effective transfer of the CET's outputs to the exploration industry.

This position is open to international applicants.

Application Details

Full details of the role, responsibilities and selection criteria are provided in the Information for Candidates brochure. Applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria and include details outlined on page 13 of the Information for Candidates brochure regarding specific information that must be included in the application.

Information for Candidates Brochure:

Visit the School website: School of Earth Sciences and CET website

If you wish to discuss the position in confidence, please contact: Prof. Annette George, Head of School, Earth Sciences. Telephone +61 8 6488 1923. Email

posted: 08 June 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.