Senior Lecturer in High-Pressure, High-Temperature Experimental Petrology


Job no: 502407

Work type: Full Time

Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy

Categories: Academic - Teaching and Research

About the Department
The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences aim to build a community of creative and critical thinkers that sets the geoscience agenda. Our program is unique in the diversity and inter-connectivity of the individual research strands that cross conventional sub-discipline boundaries.  
Our analytical laboratories are world leading for nanoscale in situ analysis for spatially resolved geochemistry, advanced computing power to model planetary processes, experimental facilities capable of simulating earth and planetary processes, microscale analysis of the organic-mineral interface. We take a four-dimensional Earth systems approach that exploits geological settings, advances in instrumentation and modelling to understand processes from a fundamental, mechanistic perspective.

The Role
We seek an Experimental Planetary Scientist with a track record in applying high-pressure, high-temperature experimental approaches to understanding the structure and dynamics of the Earth and other planetary bodies.
The position is part of a University initiative to grow an interdisciplinary team focused on planetary sciences coordinated by the Macquarie University Planetary Research Centre which spans the Departments of Physics and Astronomy, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Environmental Sciences and Engineering.
This position in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, aims to build upon a recent investment of over $3M in infrastructure for high-pressure experimentation (piston cylinders, multi-anvils and laser heated diamond anvil cells), geochemical analysis and computational platforms.
The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with faculty members across the Planetary Research Centre to add an experimental component to the existing strong theoretical, computational and geochemical programs, to contribute to the development of our high-pressure laboratories, as well as to lead a program of their own personal research.

Selection Criteria
To be considered for this position, applicants must address the Selection Criteria below in a separate document and upload the document as part of the application process.

    •    PhD in a relevant discipline.
    •    A well-articulated research agenda and a track record of publications in high quality journals.
    •    A demonstrated ability to form and maintain research collaborations across disciplines.
    •    A growing international reputation and ability to attract external research funding.
    •    Excellent communication skills, with an ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders and the public.
    •    Experience of teaching at a University at an undergraduate level.

    •    Experience of supervising postgraduate students.
    •    Experience of working in a university environment.

Salary Package: from $121,953 - $140,246 (Level C) p.a., plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.
Appointment Type:  full-time, continuing
Enquiries:  Prof. Stephen Foley, phone +61-2-9850-9452 or email via
Applications Close: Friday, 30 March 2018 at 11:55pm AEST

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.