Faculty of Science and IT
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Lecturer in Geosciences
Vacancy No. 1998
The Faculty of Science and Information Technology offers study and research programs providing a foundation of knowledge, skills and attributes that allow graduates to move with the times and contribute actively and responsibly to society. Blending sciences, mathematics, IT, communication, and design, the Faculty offers degree programs at our Callaghan, Ourimbah, and Singapore campuses. The Faculty is comprehensive and extremely diverse, offering a wide range of degree programs at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The more than 5000 students in the Faculty are supported by over 200 academic staff and over 100 technical and administrative staff who are dedicated to enabling students to reach their full potential.
The School of Environmental and Life Sciences (SELS) comprises five disciplines: Earth Sciences, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Applied Sciences and Geography and Environmental Studies, and is one of the University's largest schools, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs. It maintains internationally significant research activity with substantial numbers of research higher degree students. This position will be housed within the Discipline of Earth Sciences, which contributes to courses to the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Environmental Science and Management degree programs.
The successful applicant will be part of the new NSW Institute for Frontier Geosciences (IFG) at the University of Newcastle. The development of this Institute marks a period of significant growth within Geosciences at the University and a move toward strengthening the University's capacity to teach and undertake significant research in the fields of: (i) Structural and field geology; (ii) Resource geology including coal-bearing basins, coal seam gas, mineral exploration, and carbon capture and storage; and (iii) Petrology/geochemistry. The focus of the Institute will be on excellence in teaching and research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
You will have experience in clastic sedimentology and be expected to prepare and teach courses in one or more of the following: (i) basin analysis (ii) sequence stratigraphy; (iii) sedimentology; (iv) reservoir geology. You will have demonstrated excellence in research through publication in internationally peer reviewed high-impact journals and through the application of competitive research grants.
The position is supported by funding from Doyles Creek Mining P/L, and by the NSW Department of Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services.
The position is available on a full-time basis for four (4) years with the possibility of extension depending on the growth of Geosciences at the University after this period.
The position is located on our Callaghan campus in Newcastle, NSW.
Women are particularly encouraged to apply as they are under-represented in the School's academic profile.
Please note: In accordance with the University's Staff Selection Guidelines, your application will be assessed on the selection criteria found at the link below. It is essential that you address each criterion to enable the selection committee to properly assess your application and suitability for interview.
Academic Level B $79,309 to $94,180 per annum, plus a generous employer superannuation contribution of up to 17%.
Applications close: Wednesday 8th August 2012
All information about the position including selection criteria and application form can be found athttp://www.newcastle.edu.au/job-vacancies/.