[ES_JOBS_NET] Assistant Professor in Low-temperature Geochemistry Utrecht University

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Tue May 13 07:50:15 MDT 2014

Assistant Professor in Low-temperature Geochemistry (0.8 – 1.0 fte)*Job

We seek an individual with research and teaching interests in the field of
low-temperature geochemistry.

The new appointment should complement and extend our existing strengths in
the Department. Current expertise covers already a wide spectrum of
paleo-oriented research and modeling of geochemical and hydrogeological
processes. We are looking for a candidate who complements this, for example
with expertise in chemical oceanography/marine geochemistry,
rock/mineral-water interactions, biogeochemistry, isotope geochemistry.

As the new assistant professor you will contribute to our undergraduate and
graduate programmes, in particular in the field of (geo-)chemistry. You are
expected to take full responsibility for some courses and to contribute to
others. This may include teaching classes in the field. You will supervise
bachelor’s and master’s thesis projects, as well as PhD studies.

On average, the department aims for an equal contribution in educational
activities and in research for all its tenured academic staff. Basically,
this means that tasks contribute 40% to teaching, 40% to research, 20% to
other activities (management tasks, committee work, etc.).


You strengthen research and teaching at the Department of Earth Sciences,
develop your own internationally-recognized research programme and have a
proven track record or strong potential for generating research funds. A
minimum experience as a postdoctoral researcher for 2 to 3 years is highly
recommended. You will be responsible for supervising undergraduate and
graduate students and are expected to contribute to BSc and MSc courses in
the Utrecht Earth Sciences programme.

You should:

   - have a PhD degree in the natural sciences;
   - have a strong chemical background;
   - have an outstanding record of academic research, reflected in
   high-quality publications;
   - be committed to interdisciplinary research;
   - be willing to actively obtain research grants;
   - have strong communication, networking and organizational skills;
   - have, or be willing to obtain in the near future, a basic teaching
   - be an inspiring lecturer to both BSc and MSc students.

You are expected to have an excellent level of English, both spoken and
written. Within two years of the appointment, Dutch language skills should
be at the level of practical communication.


A full-time position will be offered as an assistant professor at Utrecht
University at first for two years. Halfway through the second year an
evaluation on continuation after two years will be made. After
continuation, ultimately halfway through the fourth year an assessment will
be made in which it is evaluated if the position will be converted to a
tenured position or will end after four years.

Based on your experience and qualifications, the gross monthly salary
starts in the first year at a minimum of € 3,259 and a maximum of € 5,070.
Employment conditions are based on the Collective Labour Agreement of the
Dutch Universities. The salary is supplemented by a holiday allowance of 8%
per year and a year-end bonus of 8.3%. We also offer a pension scheme, a
contribution to commuting expenses and collective insurance
Facilities for child care and sports are available on our campus.

*About the organisation*

Utrecht University has great ambitions for its teaching quality and study
success rates. This also applies to its clear research profiles which are
centred around four themes: Sustainability, Life Sciences, Dynamics of
Youth, and Institutions. Utrecht University plays a prominent role in our
society and contributes to finding the answers to topical and future
societal issues.

The Faculty of Geosciences at Utrecht University offers a wide spectrum of
education and research applied to the geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere,
atmosphere and antroposphere. The Faculty is committed to interdisciplinary
and cross-institutional collaboration, and plays a key role in the Dutch
national research structure. It embodies four departments: Earth Sciences;
Physical Geography; Innovation, Environmental & Energy Sciences; and Human
Geography & Urban & Regional Planning.

The Department of Earth Sciences is the largest academic Earth Sciences
institute in the Netherlands, and among the larger ones in Europe. We
conduct teaching and research across the full range of the Solid Earth and
Environmental Earth Sciences, with activities covering most areas of
geology, geochemistry, geophysics, biogeology and hydrogeology. The
department is an international organization hosting over 45 tenured
scientists and more than 100 PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. The
research programs <http://www.uu.nl/geo/ivau> in Earth Sciences are
structured in two main spheres of gravity: Dynamics of the Solid Earth and
Climate and Environment.

*Additional information*

For informal enquiries, contact Prof. Dr. Jack Middelburg,
j.b.m.middelburg at uu.nl


Applications are accepted until the position is filled, but we prefer to
receive your application before June 30, 2014, when first evaluations will
start. We aim to fill the position as soon as possible thereafter.

You can apply via the application button below.

*The application deadline is*30/06/2014
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