Martin Naughton Assistant Professor in Climate Science

Trinity College Dublin
Dublin, Leinster (IE)
€35,509 to €86,247 per annum
August 11 2021
Assistant Professorship in Climate Science
Other, Education, Other
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- Martin Naughton Assistant Professor in Climate Science

The School of Natural Sciences, seeks to appoint an outstanding scientist to an Assistant Professorship in Climate Science with relevant research and teaching expertise. The successful candidate will play an important role in the design and delivery of modules for the new undergraduate and post-graduate course in Environmental Sciences and Engineering. This multidisciplinary flagship programme to be delivered by the Schools of Natural Sciences and Engineering is part of the E3 initiative. The successful candidate may take on the role of Academic Director of this programme in due course. This is an open search for a candidate with a strong track record of research and teaching in climate science. The successful candidate will bring fundamental knowledge of the global challenges that the current climate crisis brings to our planet. Development of solutions to such issues is a central goal of the E3 project. We are particularly interested in candidates with a research programme that could be further developed to enhance complementarity with existing faculty within the E3 Schools (Natural Sciences, Engineering, and Computer Sciences & Statistics), and which would grow Trinity’s reputation nationally and internationally within that research sphere. The candidate should be capable of expanding and further developing research capacity in climate science and both the undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum in this important area. In particular, the candidate will be expected to lead and to further develop field-based and/or hands-on modelling/laboratory teaching curricula in the new Environmental Science and Engineering programme and to contribute to pre-existing undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses in Natural Sciences.

Post Status: Tenure Track - This position is a Tenure Track position which is 5-years in the first instance, permanency is subject to satisfying the tenure requirements.

Salary: Appointment will be made on the Lecturer Pay Scale Salary Scale (109BN) at a point in line with Government Pay Policy [€35,509 to €86,247 per annum], appointment will be made no higher than point 8 [€50,410]

How to apply: In order to assist the selection process Applicants should provide the following information when applying for the post:

1. A cover letter outlining their interest in the position

2. A comprehensive curriculum vitae, including a full list of publications.
3. The names and contact details (i.e. addresses, e-mail, etc.) of three referees.
4. A research plan (summarising research to be carried out in the next two years and including details of funding to be sought - 2 pages) and a teaching statement (summarising teaching experience and approach – 2 pages).

Closing Date: 12 noon (Irish Standard Time) Friday 9th September 2021

Applications will only be accepted by applying online through the Trinity Jobs Portal comp number 035179

Interviews will take place on 11th October 2021

For further information about E3 and the School of Natural Sciences and
Informal Enquiries:  Candidates wishing to discuss the post informally and in confidence should email Professor Jenny McElwain, Professor of Botany, or Professor Patrick Wyse Jackson, Head of School,