Research Professor/Associate Professor – CET

Research Associate Professor/Research Professor (Hammond-Nisbet Endowment) | Ref: 493553 |

Centre for Exploration Targeting (CET)

3 year appointment – with further employment subject to funding and needs of the CET
Salary range: Level C $110,822 – $127,788 p.a. (Level of appointment will be commensurate with experience) Plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is a member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight and ranked among the top 100 universities (ranked 88th in the world) with a broad and balanced coverage of disciplines in the arts, sciences and major professions.

For the past 100 years, UWA has contributed significantly to the intellectual, cultural and economic development of the State of Western Australia and the nation as a whole.

The CET is an applied research centre that has strong support from the minerals industry and whose vision is to be the international leader in exploration targeting. The CET is an unincorporated joint venture between The University of Western Australia, Curtin University and the Minerals industry.

An endowed position within CET has been established in memory of Dr Rod Hammond and Dr Bruce Nisbet, two great applied geoscientists who had known each other both as work colleagues and friends and who tragically died within months of each other in 2006. Each had an exceptional grasp of the important connections between economic mineral and geological systems and how those connections could be applied in exploration targeting.

Dr Nisbet firmly believed that to have success in future exploration it was critical to perpetuate this learning and research methodology in a world class integrated teaching environment.

The endowed research-intensive position within the CET will focus on mentoring the next generation of geoscientists in the integration of fieldwork, structural geophysical interpretation and application to understanding the structural evolution of mineral systems and application to exploration targeting. You will be expected to develop and deliver applied and fundamental research projects in this field in collaboration with industry partners, to attract research funding from industry and/or competitive grant programs, to teach into the national Minerals Council of Australia coursework MSc program run through CET, to run training programs for industry and to attract and mentor research MSc and PhD students. Some assistance with relocation expenses (if applicable) may be negotiated.

Benefits include generous superannuation and leave provisions and fares to Perth (if applicable) for appointee and dependants along with a removal allowance. These and other benefits will be specified in the offer of employment.

Contact Professor T. Campbell McCuaig on (08) 6488 2667 or email:

Closing date: Friday, 31st October 2014

Application Details:
Applications must be submitted online. Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria. Please see the position description prior to applying:

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