National University of Ireland Galway

Lecturer Below the Bar in Earth and Ocean Sciences

Phone: 01 8587681
Contact Address: Publicjobs
Closing Date: 31/05/2012

National University of Ireland, Galway


Lecturer (Below the Bar) in Earth and Ocean Sciences


Applications are invited for an appointment as Lecturer (Below the Bar) in Earth and Ocean Sciences (Marine Sedimentologist/Sedimentary Petrologist) at the National University of Ireland Galway. 


This post requires expertise in sedimentology of coastal and marine environments, sedimentary processes, sedimentary petrology and/or tectonics and sedimentary basin analysis. The successful candidate should provide linkage between the physical environment and the biosphere, such as in the area of benthic marine biogeochemistry or habitat mapping. The candidate will be expected to make a significant contribution to the teaching of the Earth and Ocean Sciences [EOS] undergraduate degree programmes. The post will be full time and permanent. Applicants for the position will have a PhD (or equivalent) in the broad field of earth and ocean sciences. A proven track record of excellence in both teaching and research in the relevant areas is an advantage. The applicant should have significant research experience as shown by recent peer-reviewed research publications and by securing research funding.

The appointment will be made to EOS, which is a constituent discipline of the School of Natural Sciences. The National University of Ireland Galway is a student-centred, research intensive university of international standing which has developed unique strengths in delivering a stimulating learning environment and also provides leadership in key scientific, economic, social, and cultural areas.

The four-year undergraduate EOS programme is one of the most successful in the College of Science. The discipline is also an important contributor to a number of other undergraduate BSc degree programmes, including Environmental Science and Marine Science. EOS also offers two evening Diplomas (in Geology and in Gemmology).

The discipline is research-active and currently has approximately 20 postgraduate research students and 8 postdoctoral researchers. Large multidisciplinary research projects are on-going in various aspects of geosciences (including marine and environmental sciences), all of which are identified as being of strategic importance to the Research Mission of the University. EOS has strong interactions with the University’s Research Institutes, including the Ryan Institute for Environment, Marine and Energy.

Further details can be obtained in the supporting documentation and web site.

For informal discussion contact: Dr. Heinz Peter Nasheuer, Head of School, email:; Prof. Peter Croot, Professor of Earth & Ocean Sciences, email:; or Prof. Martin Feely, Head of Earth & Ocean Sciences, email:





€40,256 p.a. to €56,782 p.a.

€36,230 p.a. to €51,104 p.a. (applicable to new entrants effective from January, 2011)



(This appointment will be made on the Lecturer Below the Bar scale in line with current Government pay policy)


(For pre 1995 public sector entrants in Ireland, the D class Salary rates will apply)


Closing date for receipt of applications is midnight (local time) on Thursday, 31st May 2012. It will not be possible to consider applications received after the closing date.


For more information and Application Form please see website:  Applications should be sent to


All applicants will receive an acknowledgement within 2 working days. If you do not receive an acknowledgement of receipt of your application within this timeframe or if you have any other queries regarding the application process please contact Alan Kelly at 01 8587681 or email  


Please note that appointment to posts advertised will be dependent upon the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.


National University of Ireland, Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

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