Academic Positions in Synchrotron Geoscience At Monash University

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August 16, 2012

The University
Monash University seeks to improve the human condition by advancing knowledge and fostering creativity. It does so through research and education, and a commitment to social justice, human rights and a sustainable environment.

The Opportunities
Applicants are invited to fill three positions as part of a strategic initiative in the Faculty of Science to strengthen its profile in the application of synchrotron methods to geoscience research. The successful candidates will carry out collaborative research within the School of Geosciences and at the Australian Synchrotron Facility (which is located adjacent to the Monash University Clayton campus).

The appointees will also contribute to establishing a world-class synchrotron geosciences research group and help meet the demands created by dynamic and expanding undergraduate and postgraduate student enrollments. Candidates will be chosen by their ability to carry out transformative research in their field and will have a proven record of success in competitive research grant funding, peer-reviewed publication, and teaching and mentoring, relative to experience. The appointees will also be required to teach at the undergraduate level and to supervise student research at the Honours and postgraduate levels.

Professor (or Associate Professor) of Synchrotron Geoscience (Level D/E) (Job No. 502500)

An outstanding applicant in geoscience with expertise in the design and use of synchrotron methods for the characterization of Earth and Planetary materials and/or in-situ experiments is sought. The successful candidate will have an international reputation in their field, with primary research interests that may include geochemistry, igneous and/or metamorphic petrology, volcanology, rock physics, economic geology, mineralogy, environmental geoscience, planetary science, geobiology, biogeochemistry, or geomicrobiology.

The successful candidate will be invited to apply for prestigious internal and external research fellowships and to play a leadership role in establishing a national centre for synchrotron geoscience based at Monash University.

High Temperature Geoscientist – Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Level B/C) (Job No. 502562)

Continuing academic position at the Lecturer/Senior Lecturer level (Level B/C) in high temperature geological processes with significant experience in using synchrotron techniques in their research. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in geochemistry, igneous and metamorphic petrology, volcanology, rock physics, planetary science, economic geology or mineralogy.

Low Temperature Geoscientist – Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Level B/C) (Job No. 502561)

Continuing academic position at the Lecturer/Senior Lecturer level (Level B/C) in low temperature geological processes with significant experience in using synchrotron techniques in their research. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in environmental geoscience, low-temperature geochemistry, geobiology, biogeochemistry, or geomicrobiology.

Lecturer (Level B) roughly equates to assistant professor and Senior Lecturer (Level C) to associate professor in the North American system.

Further details about this strategic initiative from the School of Geosciences can be viewed at http://www.geosci.monash.edu.au/sync-jobs.html. Information about the School of Geosciences is available from the school’s website; http://www.geosci.monash.edu.au.

Enquiries
Professor Sandy Cruden, Head of School of Geosciences, Faculty of Science, telephone: +61 3 9905 6246.

Applications
Applications close 1 October 2012, 11:55pm Aus. Eastern Standard Time. You may apply HERE.

The University reserves the right to appoint by invitation.

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