Lect/Assist Prof or Assoc Prof in Economic Geology/Petrology

21 Jul 2021
End of advertisement period
01 Sep 2021
University College Dublin
Contract Type
Full Time

UCD School of Earth Sciences seeks to appoint a Lecturer/Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Economic Geology/Petrology - ideally commencing on 1st January 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates must possess a PhD in Geology or Earth Sciences, and have an outstanding track record of published scientific research for their career stage, with a specialisation in Economic Geology/Petrology, particularly base metals and critical element deposits. Areas of research interest are broad and include ore deposits, geochemistry and isotope geochemistry, petrology of igneous and metamorphic systems, geochronology, and sustainable mining and mineral resources.

The successful applicant will aid in further developing the UCD hosted National Centre for Isotope Geochemistry (NCIG) and is likely to have a significant track record of raising research income from industrial and other sources. Currently the NCIG at UCD houses a Neptune 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 laser system, in addition to supporting low-blank laboratories.

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) and lead on the development of new teaching programmes, in applied geosciences. Candidates must also be able and willing to lead Geology field classes and capable of supervising final year BSc students and MSc students undertaking laboratory and independent field mapping projects.

A full driving licence would be beneficial but not essential to carrying out the role. Candidates who satisfy these core requirements and who additionally have research interests that complement existing expertise in the School ( are especially encouraged to apply.

95 Lecturer / Assistant Professor (above the bar) Salary Scale: €54,848 - €86,235 per annum OR 95 Associate Professor (7941) Salary Scale: €71,262 - €99,547 per annum

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

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 1 September 2021.

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.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website:

Note: Hours of work for academic staff are those as prescribed under Public Service Agreements. For further information please follow link below: Contract.pdf