Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor, Sedimentary Geology or Energy Resources

Creating a brighter future for life in the Tropics and beyond, through education and research that makes a difference locally, and globally, James Cook University (JCU) now has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor, Sedimentary Geology or Energy Resources, to join our team in the College of Science and Engineering.

  • Full-time and continuing appointment
  • Based at the Townsville, Bebegu Yumba campus, North Queensland, Australia
  • Academic Level C/D/E: $125,527 - $192,400 AUD per annum plus up to 17% superannuation
  • Level of appointment and remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


The Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor will be an enthusiastic Earth Scientist with both experience and ambition to develop and deliver teaching and strategic, world-class research programs in Sedimentary Geology and/or Energy Resources, with a particularly strong interest in the emerging energy resources sector in northern Australia.

Capacity to develop effective interdisciplinary collaborations, industry and government engagement and international partnerships with other universities, along with the capacity and demonstrated ability to lead academic development and management of key analytical instrumentation, are also inherent to the position.


  • A completion of a PhD or equivalent in Geology, or a related field.
  • Established expertise in either sedimentary geology and basin analysis, or within the emerging energy resources spectrum (including critical minerals, hydrogen or other resources.
  • Evidence of high-quality teaching experience in earth science, with an ability to teach subjects in sedimentary geology.
  • Demonstrated experience in research through publications in high-quality journals/conferences and in attracting research grants and competitive research funding.


Employee wellbeing is at the core of our values, and we support our people through the provision of flexible working conditions and many other exclusive benefits including:

  • A generous superannuation scheme with up to 17% employer contributions with UniSuper
  • 5 weeks of annual recreation leave
  • 15 days of paid sick/personal/carers leave per year
  • Attractive options for salary packaging
  • Fitness Passport
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Professional development support
  • Access to online media subscriptions
  • Corporate discount on health insurance premiums
  • Well-equipped campus facilities including medical, cafes, childcare and gym.


Visit the Careers at JCU Website - vacancy reference 18597. Applications close on 25 October 2023 at 11:59 AEST.

posted: 27 September 2023     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.