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Lecturership in Economic Geology and Petrology

Lecturership in Economic Geology and Petrology

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UCD School of Earth Sciences, University College Dublin

UCD School of Earth Sciences has an internationally recognised reputation for excellence in teaching and research in the areas of Fault Analysis, Geochronology, Petrology & Isotope Geochemistry, Geophysics, Marine Geology, Surface Processes, Palaeobiology and Palaeoclimatology. Along with our BSc in Geology and MSc in subsurface characterisation, we offer PhD and MSc degrees by research.

We have a vibrant international community comprising of researchers from over 15 countries. Research funding typically exceeds €2 million per year, with research projects currently supported by various international energy and resource companies. The school is the lead participant and host for the national Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences (iCRAG), one of 12 centres of research excellence funded by Science Foundation Ireland. iCRAG conducts applied research in groundwater, hydrocarbons, marine geoscience and raw materials, as well as in geochemistry, geophysics, 3D modelling and Public Perception and Understanding.


Dublin, Ireland


Relevant divisions
Energy, Resources and the Environment (ERE)
Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology (GMPV)
Geosciences Instrumentation and Data Systems (GI)

Full time


54848 - 99547 € / Year, Depending on qualifications and experience, appointment will be made at either Lecturer / Assistant Professor (Salary Scale: €54,848 - €86,235 per annum) OR at Associate Professor (Salary Scale: €71,262 - €99,547 per annum) grade.

Required education

Application deadline
1 September 2021

27 July 2021

Job description

UCD School of Earth Sciences, Dublin, Ireland, seeks to appoint a Lecturer/Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Economic Geology/Petrology – ideally commencing on 1st January 2022.

Candidates must possess a PhD in Geology or Earth Sciences, and have an outstanding track record of published scientific research for their career stage, with a specialisation in Economic Geology/Petrology, particularly base metals and critical element deposits.

Areas of research interest are broad and include ore deposits, geochemistry and isotope geochemistry, petrology of igneous and metamorphic systems, geochronology, and sustainable mining and mineral resources.

The successful applicant will aid in further developing the UCD-hosted National Centre for Isotope Geochemistry (NCIG) and is likely to have a significant track record of raising research income from industrial and other sources. Currently the NCIG at UCD houses a Neptune high-resolution inductively coupled plasma (ICP) mass-spectrometer, a Triton thermal ionisation mass-spectrometer and two iCAP ICP-MS instruments, one of which is coupled to a laser system, in addition to supporting low-blank laboratories.

How to apply

For further information and to make a formal application, please see the UCD recruitment portal (with job reference number: 013461) –

Informal enquiries ONLY should be directed to the Head of School, Prof. Peter Haughton (

  • Closing date for applications: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 1st of September 2021.***