Research Fellow/Fellow/Associate Professor/Professor, ANU Research School of Earth Sciences

Canberra, Australia
16 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
30 Apr 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: Research Fellow / Fellow / Associate Professor / Professor (multiple positions)
Salary package: $101,805 - $190,820 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
Term: Full-time, Tenure Track, Continuing

The Area

The ANU Research School of Earth Sciences  is Australia’s leading academic research institution for Earth and Marine Sciences and ranked in the top 25 in the world for Earth and Marine Sciences (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021). Our research addresses the current major challenges in the Earth sciences, including modelling ocean currents and climate change to inform societal debate and actions, contributing to a sustainable future by researching the formation and extraction of critical metals, and using sophisticated seismic studies to understand the nature of the deep earth and to manage geohazards. Cutting-edge research at RSES is underpinned by highly trained technical staff. The collaborative culture and state-of-the art facilities at RSES provide an unparalleled environment for high-quality research training of our graduate students. Our people and facilities are the foundation for our vision to deliver world-class future-focussed and research-led undergraduate teaching in the Earth and Marine Sciences.

The Positions

The Research School of Earth Sciences is seeking to offer up to two tenure track and/or continuing appointments at various academic levels. The level of appointment will be determined by a candidates current research and teaching expertise. The School will be making multiple appointments, please see the below open opportunities and follow the link (link to ANU job board) to apply:

Fellow, Academic Level C / Associate Professor, Academic Level D / Professor, Academic Level E

The Research School of Earth Sciences is seeking to appoint a new colleague in the field of geochemistry with a proven academic track record, who will develop outstanding research programs, have strong prospects for exceptional scholarly impact and teaching excellence, and who will enhance the existing strengths of the School and University. The successful applicant will join a strong team of researchers in geochemistry and petrology, and will work with them to develop and implement excellent research programs and facilitate interdisciplinary research. They will have a passion for teaching and advising students, and will work collaboratively with staff across the School to enhance our student-centred curriculum.

Apply Now: Fellow / Senior Fellow / Professor

Research Fellow, Academic Level B / Fellow, Academic Level C– Institute of Water Futures

The Institute for Water Futures and the Research School of Earth Sciences seek an established advanced early- or mid-career researcher with proven expertise in the use of remote sensing Earth observations to study water-related processes on Earth. The successful candidate will be working embedded in the Research School of Earth Sciences and build an excellent research program that will include the development of capability to exploit remote sensing satellite missions to study changes in water resources on Earth. They will have a passion for teaching and advising students and collaborate with ANU colleagues and external national and international research partners to effectively respond to real-world water challenges facing Australia and the Asia and Pacific regions.

Apply now: Research Fellow / Fellow – Institute for Water Futures

*The Research School of Earth Science is committed to embedding diversity and inclusion into the culture of our research disciplines and looking at a number of initiatives to support gender equality within the school including improving gender balance amongst staff and students in Earth sciences.  As part of this initiative, the School is taking a proactive action towards this goal by committing to fill one of these positions with a female applicant. This is an equal employment opportunity measure aiming to increase representation of women in the field of Earth sciences. It is intended to constitute a special measure aimed at increasing employment opportunities for women in the workplace where women have been, and continue to be, underrepresented.

For more information about the positions please contact Professor Dorrit Jacob, Director, Research School of Earth Sciences on T: +61 2 6125 2487 or E:

Closing Date: 30 April 2022

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Application information

In order to apply for his role, please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing all selection criteria,
  • A proposed research program for the next 5 years, and
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV), including the names of 3 recent referees.

Applications which do not provide a proposed research program or do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.