Lecturer in Palaeoceanography / Marine Sedimentology

Sydney, Australia
$96,970 - $ 114,732
07 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
15 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where new possibilities come to light. At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station. 

Macquarie University hosts the largest geobiology and evolutionary biology program in Australia, with 42 research groups (http://www.gg.mq.edu.au/academics/) connected within the Genes to Geoscience  and Marine Research Centres.  Macquarie is a world leader in isotope geochemistry with the ARC Core to Crustal Fluids Centre of Excellence and also a member of the IODP Ocean Drilling program. This appointment will utilize world-class geochemical analytical facilities, including a new clumped stable isotope facility, and be placed in a dynamic intellectual environment with an ambitiously expanding program.

In Macquarie's Faculty of Science and Engineering you'll join passionate researchers and educators engaged in the spirit of discovery and exploration that are supported by some of Australia's most outstanding facilities. Inspired by challenge and opportunity, we look forward to welcoming you as we imagine a new future together.

Within the Department of Earth and Planetary Science you will join a growing interdisciplinary team focused on oceanographic and palaeo environmental events recorded in the sedimentary record as it influences resource distribution and environmental change. This position will join recent academic appointments in sedimentary geochemistry, shale petrology, stratigraphy, and coastal sedimentary processes. 

The position has a geological record focus, and preference will be given to candidates who have experience with stable isotopes as they relate to palaeoenvironmental change. Candidates with expertise using clumped isotopes are particularly encouraged to apply.

Within the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, the successful candidate will be expected to teach and carry out innovative research in these fields, and we are seeking individuals whose research interests and experience complement the research programs of current Macquarie University scientists in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences, and Chemistry and Biomolecular Science.

The successful candidate will also be expected to maintain and develop an active externally funded research program, contribute to the teaching of sedimentology, general geology, marine science and palaeoceanography at undergraduate and masters levels, supervise higher degree research students; and contribute to the administration of the department and faculty.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this role please address the selection criteria below and upload as a separate document.

Essential Selection Criteria  

  • PhD in a relevant discipline.
  • A well-articulated research agenda and a track record of publications in high quality international journals.
  • Demonstrated academic knowledge in geology, and a commitment and capability to deliver high quality learning and teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • Capacity to independently conduct lectures, practicals, assessment and exam marking in the relevant discipline area and evidence of teaching quality.
  • Excellent communication skills, with an ability to relate to staff and students from all backgrounds and to represent the Department to external stakeholders and the general public.
  • Willingness to contribute to the academic life of the Department and engage in effective team work.
  • Willingness to contribute to the administration of the Department and Faculty.
  • The potential to attract research students and competitive research funding.
  • Ability to carry out independent research and to develop collaborations.

Desirable Selection Criteria

  • University teaching experience at the undergraduate level 
  • Experience with any of the following would be an advantage; sedimentary geochemistry, field geology or stable isotope geochemistry.

Salary Package: from $96,970 - $ 114,732 per annum (Level B), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

Appointment Type:  full-time, continuing

Enquiries:  Professor Martin Kennedy, Head of Department on martin.j.kennedy@mq.edu.au or Tel: +61 2 9850 8394

Applications Close: Tuesday 15 November 2016 at 11.55pm EST

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.