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Teaching Fellow in Igneous and Metamorphic Geology

  • Application Deadline
    09 October 2022
    (application date has expired)
  • Job Salary
    €38,564 per annum (Point 2) rising to €42,676 (Point 4).
  • Contact Name
    Emma Tomlinson

Applications are invited for a full time Teaching Fellow position in Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology starting on 1st January 2023 and culminating 30th December, 2025. The role includes teaching and administrative duties. Teaching would primarily cover portions of existing classroom, laboratory and field modules (courses) to cover the secondment of a staff member to an ERC project. Modules include components of igneous geology, metamorphic geology and field geology. Administration would primarily involve meetings with staff and upper division students, and organising several important department tasks. The candidate will be based in the Museum Building in the centre of Trinity College Dublin.

Background to the Post:
The Department of Geology is a collegial mid-sized department with a strong emphasis on research and teaching in the geosciences. This especially includes work in the field and an array of analytical laboratories. A temporary three-year position will become available on 1st November 2022. This position will include teaching of undergraduate and masters students, in both a classrooms and field setting. The position will enable the individual to raise funds to pursue high-quality research.

Standard Duties and Responsibilities of the Post:

Teaching and Administration
• Teach and evolve several geoscience courses to undergraduate students, who will range from their first to fourth year in knowledge and experience.
• Actively co-lead at least one third-year or fourth year field trip that spans 10-14 days in April.
• Coordinate and supervise several "capstone" research projects for fourth year students and potentially masters students.
• Assess classroom, laboratory and field projects for undergraduate and potentially masters students.
• Participate and provide input at department meetings and on assigned committees.
• Carry out occasional other duties as required by the Head of School or another person authorised by the Head of School.

• Although primarily a teaching position, the appointee will have opportunities to contribute to the overall research profile of the Department of Geology, thus enabling them to build a career in academia.
• The appointee will be encouraged to collaborate with colleagues and mentor postgraduate students and/or early career researchers.

Person Specification

The candidate must have been awarded a Ph.D. in igneous geology, metamorphic geology, mineralogy or a related discipline at the time of appointment.

Knowledge & Experience:
• Previous experience of face-to-face and virtual teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level teaching is desirable.
• Ability and willingness to teach outside of immediate area of specialisation.
• Demonstrate ability to undertake organisational skills responsibilities necessary to the performance of teaching, research, and administration requirements of the role of Assistant Professor.
• Evidence of productivity through research outputs and peer reviewed scientific publications.

Skills & Competencies:
• Well-developed written and verbal communication and lecture presentation skills and interpersonal skills.
• Planning and organisational skills, particularly coordinating processes and systems.
• Prior success working in a team and/or with collaborators and performing multiple tasks is necessary.
• Capability and confidence to take ownership of problems and seek long term solutions.
• Commitment to own professional development.

Further information:
Informal enquiries concerning the post should be addressed to Dr Emma Tomlinson ([email protected]) prior to September 25th, 2022.

Application Procedure:
Candidates should submit a full curriculum vitae to include the names and contact details of 2 referees (email addresses if possible) together with a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining their teaching experience and approach and their research plan to:
Dr Emma Tomlinson
[email protected]
by 17.00CEST on October 9th, 2022.
Subject line: Teaching Fellow in Igneous and Metamorphic Geology

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