Thread: Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor/Professor in Geophysics and Seismology at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

Started: 2016-10-20 21:26:36
Last activity: 2016-10-20 21:26:36
Job no: 498713
Work type: Full Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External 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 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, a campus train station.

In Macquarie's Faculty of Science and Engineering you'll join passionate researchers and educators engaged in the spirit of discovery and exploration that are supported by some of Australia's most outstanding facilities. Inspired by challenge and opportunity, we look forward to welcoming you as we imagine a new future together.

The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Academic position in Seismology in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS). We seek a seismologist, with a proven track record of 1) adopting innovative and multidisciplinary approaches to the study of the Earth and/or other planets and 2) deployment of seismic instruments and collection of seismic data, to join an interdisciplinary team linking Earth's crustal scale processes from modelling, geophysical imaging, magnetotellurics, experimental petrology, geochemistry and planetary evolution. This position will join vibrant, innovative and multidisciplinary geophysics research groups (magnetotellurics, seismology, numerical modelling and inversion, environmental geophysics, geodynamics) working in close collaboration with experimental and geochemical groups in the department to form a unique interdisciplinary research group in integrated studies of the Earth interior and imaging. Macquarie University is a world leader in isotope geochemistry with the ARC Core to Crustal Fluids Centre of Excellence. This new appointment will draw on world-class integrated modelling and geochemical expertise to link observations to detailed models of the Earth's physical constitution.

The position has an observational/field seismological focus. Preference will be given to professorial level candidates who have experience with deployment of seismic instruments and large geophysical arrays and exceptional early career researchers. Please see below for the relevant expectations for academic staff levels at Macquarie University. The candidate will be expected to teach and carry out innovative research in these fields, participate in up-coming national seismological programs. Candidates with research interests and experience that complements the interests of the Macquarie University scientists in EPS ( will be viewed favourably.

The successful candidate will be expected to: contribute to the teaching in EPS at both undergraduate and masters levels with emphasis on geophysics and geodynamics, develop an active research program, attract external research funds, supervise higher degree research students, and undertake an appropriate share of administrative tasks.

Selection Criteria

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

Essential Selection Criteria

A PhD in a relevant discipline.
A well-articulated research agenda and a track record of publications in high quality international journals.
Demonstrated academic knowledge in Solid Earth Geophysics and Seismology coupled with a commitment and capability to deliver high quality learning and teaching in these subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Experience in seismic station deployment, seismic data acquisition, processing and interpretation.
Proven record to carry out independent research and to develop collaborations.
Ability to attract research students and competitive research funding.
Capacity to independently conduct lectures, practicals, assessment and exam marking in the relevant discipline area and evidence of teaching quality.
Excellent communication skills, with an ability to relate to staff and students from all backgrounds and to represent the Department to external stakeholders and the general public.
Willingness to contribute significantly to the research program, group activities, and administration within the Macquarie's Geophysics and Geodynamics Group (
Willingness to contribute to the academic life of the Department and engage in effective team work.
A guide around expectations and criteria for different Academic Levels (Levels C to E) within can be found Download File here. The appointment will be made at the level appropriate to the experience of the applicant.

Desirable Selection Criteria

Experience with multidisciplinary studies of the Earth
Experience in collaborative work and in development of innovative geophysical/geodynamics techniques
Salary Package: From $118,401 to $174,326 per annum (Level C to E), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading. The appointment will be made at a level appropriate to the experience of the applicant.

Appointment Type: full-time, continuing (tenurable)

Enquiries: Professor Martin Kennedy, Head of EPS. (martin.j.kennedy<at> or Associate Professor Juan Carlos Afonso, juan.afonso<at> or tel: +61 (0)2 9850 8298

Applications Close: Tuesday 15 November 2016 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.

Advertised: 07 Oct 2016 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 15 Nov 2016 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
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