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036398 - E3 Assistant Professor in Palaeoenvironments (Geology)

Trinity College Dublin
Ireland Dublin (IE)
Closing date
Mar 2, 2023

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Earth and Space Science Informatics, Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, Planetary Sciences, Solid Earth Geophysics
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 E3 Assistant Professor in Palaeoenvironments (Geology)


Applications are invited for the position of E3 Assistant Professor in Palaeoenvironments (Geology) The primary purpose of this post is to contribute to teaching, research and administrative activities within the Discipline of Geology of the School of Natural Sciences. The successful applicant will have an established or likely future reputation for excellence in teaching and research in palaeoenvironments, broadly defined as the study of present and past changes on Earth's surface, including the land, the oceans, or both. Our new colleague will be expected to contribute to both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in palaeoenvironmental change as well as interdisciplinary curricular teaching, supervision and mentoring. The successful candidate will also share in key departmental roles, including coordination of field courses.


The School of Natural Sciences seeks to appoint an outstanding scientist to an Assistant Professorship in Palaeoenvironments (Geology) with research and teaching expertise in the study of past environments. Geology is a mid-sized collaborative department with a strong emphasis on research and teaching in certain sub-disciplines of the geosciences. Historically and at present, this has especially included fieldwork, geochemistry and palaeontology, often combined.


Post Status Tenure Track - This position is a Tenure Track position which is 5-years in the first instance, permanency is subject to satisfying the tenure requirements.


Salary: Appointment will be made on the Lecturer Salary Scale (109BN) commensurate with qualifications / experience and in line with Public Sector Pay Policy [€37,960 to €92,187 per annum]


How to Apply: Applicants should provide the following information when applying


  1. A comprehensive curriculum vitae, including a full list of publications The names and contact details (i.e. addresses, e-mail, etc.) of three referees A research plan (summarising research to be carried out in the next two years and including details of funding to be sought - 2 pages) and a teaching statement (summarising teaching experience and approach – 2 pages) 4. PLEASE NOTE: Candidates who do not submit this additional information may not be considered for shortlisting

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Closing Date: 12 noon (Irish Standard Time) 31st March 2023 Application will only be accepted by applying online


Interviews for this position will take place on the 5th May 2023


Informal Enquiries about the post should email Professor Gerald Dickens, Head of Geology,


Trinity welcomes applications from all individuals, including those applicants with disabilities, those who may have had non-traditional career paths, those who have taken time out for reasons including family or caring responsibilities. We also welcome international applicants including those whom have been displaced due to war. We are ranked 3rd in the world for gender equality (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2020) and we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze award, recognising our work to advance gender equality. The University is actively pursuing a Silver level award, which it has committed to achieving by 2025. Trinity is committed to supporting the work-life balance and to creating a family-friendly working environment.








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