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Lecturer in Geochemistry

Lecturer in Geochemistry


James Cook University

James Cook University is located in tropical North Queensland, and is ranked among the top 2% of universities worldwide. The university has a world class research profile in geology and geochemistry, with advanced analytical facilities and access to fantastic geological field sites including outback Queensland and the great barrier reef.


Townsville, Australia


Relevant divisions
Energy, Resources and the Environment (ERE)
Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology (GMPV)
Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeontology (SSP)

Full time


$92,575 - $109,233 AUS$ per year, plus generous superannuation package

Preferred education

Application deadline
30 May 2019

17 May 2019

Job description

Position Overview

The Lecturer, Geochemistry will undertake teaching and research within the Geoscience discipline, in addition to providing administrative, marketing and outreach for the Earth and Environmental Sciences academic group and the university.
The lecturer will demonstrate the ambition to develop new strategic research and teaching subjects and programs in geochemistry, including areas such as radiogenic isotopes, geochronology, climate science or economic geology. Capacity to establish a high quality research portfolio, a desire to contribute to future growth of Earth & Environmental Sciences, as well as a track record of research publication, attracting research funding, clean/geochemistry laboratory experience, teaching and supervision of students are also inherent to this position.

Laboratories facilities available to the position include a class 350 clean lab, several ICP-MS instruments including a Neptune multicollector ICPMS, SEM, Electron probe, raman, etc.. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Details on the application process can be found at:

Closing date for applications is 30th May 2019.

Prior to commencing your application please ensure you have downloaded the academic duty descriptor or
position description to determine your ability to meet the inherent requirements of the role. Prepare your
application with the following information:

– Resume/CV; tailored to highlight your relevant experience in relation to the requirements of the role, including key achievements from current or former positions. – Selection Criteria; please address the selection criteria as found in the duty descriptor/position description – Covering Letter; 1-2 page introductory letter discussing your motivation for the role