Lecturer / Assistant Professor (above the bar) in Economic Geology, Metamorphic Petrology and/or Isotope Geochemistry

Applications are invited for a Permanent post of a Lecturer / Assistant Professor (above the bar) in Economic Geology, Metamorphic Petrology and/or Isotope Geochemistry within UCD School of Earth Sciences

UCD School of Earth Sciences seeks to appoint a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Economic Geology, Metamorphic Petrology and/or Isotope Geochemistry from 1st September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. We are particularly keen to attract early career researchers interested in applying state-of-the-art isotopic methods to problems in base metal and critical element/base metal mineral deposits, and/or in metamorphic petrology.

Candidates must possess a PhD in Geology or Earth Sciences and have an outstanding output of published scientific research for their career stage. The successful applicant will play a significant role in further developing the National Centre for Isotope Geochemistry (NCIG) at UCD and will likely already have a track record of raising research income from industrial and other sources. Currently the NCIG at UCD houses an upgraded Neptune Plus high-resolution inductively coupled plasma (ICP) mass-spectrometer, a Triton thermal ionisation mass-spectrometer and two iCAP ICP-MS instruments, one of which is coupled to a 193 nm excimer laser system. NCIG also houses low-blank laboratories to support isotope geochemistry. Later this year, NCIG will take delivery of a new HR-MC-ICP-MS equipped with reaction-gas capability to eliminate isobaric interferences at several key masses. This will be one of only a handful of instruments globally and it will enable exciting new research opportunities in laser ablation Rb-Sr geochronology and the application of K, Ca, Fe, S and other isotope systems in a range of fields including economic geology, geochronology and metamorphic petrology. Currently, NCIG supports projects across a range of research areas in addition to the fields above. These include biogeochemistry, palaeoceanography, palaeoclimatology, sediment provenance studies, carbon capture and sequestration, archaeometry, U-series and Re-Os geochronology and environmental geochemistry. The School is also host to the SFI Research Centre in Applied Geosciences which focuses on all aspects of the Earth system including Earth resources (www.icrag-centre.org).

The appointed person will be an enthusiastic university teacher who will contribute to existing degree programmes (Geology BSc (Hons) and MSc in Subsurface Characterisation and Geomodelling). They will also lead on the development of new teaching initiatives in economic geology, metamorphic petrology and/or isotope geochemistry. Candidates must also be able to lead geology field classes and be capable of supervising final year BSc students and MSc students undertaking laboratory and independent field mapping projects.

Candidates who satisfy these core requirements and who additionally have research interests that complement existing expertise in the School (see https://www.ucd.ie/earthsciences/) are especially encouraged to apply.

The School and UCD value diversity amongst their faculty and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated, and everyone is afforded equality of opportunity. We encourage applicants to consult our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policies (https://www.ucd.ie/equality/). The School is currently in the process of applying for an Athena SWAN Bronze award and is fully committed to family-friendly working policies and practices.

95 Lecturer / Assistant Professor (above the bar) Salary Scale: €55,951 - €88,601 per annum

Appointment will be made on the above scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 25th May 2022

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

Note: Hours of work for academic staff are those as prescribed under Public Service Agreements. For further information please follow link below: https://www.ucd.ie/hr/t4media/Academic%20Contract.pdf.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website: https://www.ucd.ie/workatucd/jobs/.

posted: 12 April 2022     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.