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2 x Lecturers in Sedimentology/Palaeoceanography and/or Sediment Geochemistry/Palaeoceanography

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Work type: Full Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy
Categories: Academic - Teaching and Research

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light.

At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities and a campus train station.

In Macquarie's Faculty of Science and Engineering you'll join passionate researchers and educators blazing new trails in the spirit of discovery and exploration. Encouraged to think boldly, and supported by some of Australia's most outstanding facilities, brilliant minds converge in our faculty to create incredible new possibilities: the world's first attempt to synthesize complex life, the creation of Wi-Fi, the discovery of dancing dwarf galaxies, and the development of blue LED light. Inspired by challenge and opportunity, we look forward to welcoming you as we imagine a new future together.

Within the Faculty of Science and Engineering, the University hosts the largest marine research group in Australia with > 30 research groups ( and is a world leader in isotope geochemistry with the ARC Core to Crustal Fluids Centre of Excellence and a member of IODP Ocean Drilling program.

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences is currently expanding it’s Marine Geology program and will make two initial appointments in the broad areas of

  • Sedimentology/Palaeoceanography and
  • Sediment Geochemistry/Palaeoceanography

The successful applicants will join current strengths in organic geochemistry and marine ecology and a growing interdisciplinary team focused on oceanographic and palaeoenvironmental events recorded in the marine sediments as a record of Earth history as it influences resource distribution and environmental change.

The successful applicants will be part of a dynamic and intellectual environment supported by new state of the art laboratories with excellent analytical equipment and strong technical support. 

Applicants should have a research focus on sediment records of marine processes as they relate to palaeoenvironmental change. Of particular interest are records obtained from fine grained sediments, marine proxies and diagenesis. The successful applicant will be expected to teach and carry out innovative research in these fields, and have research interests and experience that complements the interests of some of the Macquarie University scientists in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (, Biological Sciences ( or Environmental Sciences (

The successful applicant will

  • Maintain and develop an active externally funded research program, contribute to the teaching of sedimentology, marine science, earth system science and palaeogeanography at undergraduate and masters levels;
  • Supervise higher degree research students and develop advanced level coursework material in sedimentary geology for new and/or existing Master of Research units;
  • Undertake administrative responsibilities which

To be considered for this role please addresses the selection criteria below and upload as a separate document.

Essential Selection Criteria 

  • PhD in a relevant discipline.
  • A well-articulated research agenda, a track record of publications in high quality domestic and international journals and the demonstrated ability to attract competitive research funding
  • Capacity to attract and supervise Higher Degree Research students
  • A strong track record of delivering high quality learning and teaching in Geology and Marine Sedimentology including the design, delivery and management of lectures, tutorials, fieldwork and assessments at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Evidence of interdisciplinary research collaboration
  • Demonstrated contributions to the service and engagement of a department or faculty
  • Willingness to contribute to the academic life of the Department and engage in effective team work
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to relate to staff and students from all backgrounds and to represent the Department and Faculty to external stakeholders and the general public

Desirable Selection Criteria

  • Experience with any of the following would be an advantage; shale petrology,micropalaeontology, sedimentary geochemistry, sequence stratigraphy, field geology or stable isotope geochemistry.

Salary Package: From $85,295-$100,919 p.a. (Level B), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading. 

Appointment Type: Full-time, continuing

Role Enquiries: Professor Martin Kennedy, Head of Department via e-mail

Applications Close: Sunday 10 December 2017 at 11:55pm EST

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.

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