Melissa Thomson melissa.thomson at jcu.edu.au
Thu Nov 22 20:52:41 EST 2001



Applications are invited for a Lectureship/Senior Lectureship in Marine
Geology or Sedimentary Geology in the School of Earth Sciences at the
Townsville campus of James Cook University, north Queensland, Australia.
The successful applicant will hold an appropriate doctoral qualification
from a recognized university and will have demonstrated an exceptional
research capability or promise through publication in the international
literature. He or she will be, or have the potential to become, a
committed teacher at undergraduate level and is expected to be an
effective supervisor of post-graduate students.    

 This position offers an exceptional research and teaching opportunity.
James Cook University is located adjacent to the central sector of the
Great Barrier Reef and has a high profile in Marine Science and Earth
Science which both attract targeted resources as areas of research focus
in the institutional profile. Townsville is a major centre for Marine
Science in Australia and hosts the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
Authority, the Australian Institute of Marine Science and the Reef
Cooperative Research Centre.  A wide range of Palaeozoic and Mesozoic
sedimentary basins are also located in the north Queensland region,
including the Bowen Basin which supports a major coal export industry,
offering wide-ranging opportunities for pure and applied sedimentary
research. The School offers two Bachelor of Science degree programs
within the Faculty of Science and Engineering and contributes to a
third, interdisciplinary program in Marine Science. These programs are
open to international students. 

The School of Earth Sciences has fourteen academic staff, concentrated
mainly on the Townsville campus. It has exceptional strength in its
research student enrolment of some 60, drawn from both Australia and
overseas, and attracts significant competitive research funding. The
School operates a 20 m research vessel capable of ranging across the
north Queensland continental shelf with deployment of contemporary Reson
side-scan and Datasonic seismic profiling geophysical equipment and
offers access to a wide range of sampling and analytical equipment such
as XRF, XRD, ICP MS, electron microprobe, laser particle sizer, and S4
current meters.

Salary range: A$51600 - A$61056 (Lecturer); A$62946 - A$72402 (Senior
Lecturer). Level of appointment and commencing salary will be set
according to qualifications and experience. Additional benefits include
employer superannuation contribution, options for salary packaging, a
generous relocation allowance and eligibility for Special Studies
Program participation.

For further information contact Professor Robert A. Henderson: email
bob.henderson at jcu.edu.au.

Closing date for applications: December 17, 2001
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