Lecturer in Paleoclimatology/Geochemistry

(Level B) $107,276 - $126,894 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.
The University of Adelaide, Discipline of Earth Sciences, invites applications for a fixed-term (4 year) full-time Level B academic position in Earth Sciences.
We particularly encourage applications from women, and from people with diverse gender and cultural identities.
Applicants should have demonstrated expertise in Quaternary palaeoclimatology and low temperature geochemistry.

Earth Science at the University of Adelaide has been consistently ranked well above world class in the Excellence in Research for Australia national audits. The discipline has two major research strengths; in crustal processes and tectonics, and in biogeochemistry and palaeoenvironments. These research strengths are underpinned by an extensive portfolio of world-class analytical and computational facilities and laboratories that support a vibrant postgraduate research community and partnerships in national and international research consortia.

About you

If successful, you will be involved in both research and teaching within this dynamic department, including teaching at undergraduate, honours and postgraduate levels. You must have a strong research track record in palaeoclimatology, with the ability to teach into courses on Earth surface processes, climate, biosphere and low temperature geochemistry, both in the contemporary environment and through Earth's geological history. The ability to innovate with classroom, laboratory, field and virtual teaching will be welcomed. You should demonstrate the capacity and potential to develop an independent research program, through attracting funding, supervising postgraduate students and developing new collaborations. Ideally, you should be willing and able to contribute to ARC funded research on climate and environmental change in Australia over the last 2000 years, thus leveraging mutual benefit from existing opportunities whilst strengthening the department's research profile in this area. Where relevant, you will have the opportunity to join one or more of the University's interdisciplinary research institutes, which include the Environment Institute and the Institute for Sustainability, Energy and Resources.

Selection Criteria

  • PhD or equivalent degree in Earth Sciences.
  • Demonstrated research excellence in Quaternary palaeoclimatology and/or low temperature geochemistry, including a publication record in highly regarded scientific journals.
  • Demonstrated experience with geochemical, and/or palaeoecological analytical techniques applied to the above research track record.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research in addition to working effectively as a member of a research team.
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching undergraduate-level Earth Science or related discipline; in classroom, laboratory, field environments, online and/or virtually.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, organisational skills and ability to forge collaborative relationships and engage others.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research. Many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers. The Faculty actively partners with innovative industries to solve problems of global significance.

Learn more at: set.adelaide.edu.au

If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the 'Apply Now' button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

***Applications close Sunday 26th November***

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Prof. Christopher Sumby, Head of School
School of Physics, Chemistry & Earth Sciences
E: christopher.sumby@adelaide.edu.au

Assoc. Prof. Rosalind King, Head of Earth Sciences
School of Physics, Chemistry & Earth Sciences
E: rosalind.king@adelaide.edu.au

***The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified***

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.

Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

posted: 07 November 2023     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.