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Assistant Professor in Physical Geography (Environmental Change)

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Trinity College Dublin

School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

We are seeking applicants with research interests in Physical Geography sub-fields such as Biogeography, Hydrology/Hydromorphology, Soil Science, or Meteorology, and with a passion for policy engagement in relation to their research.

We welcome applicants who conduct their research in any setting (rural or urban) and with an international dimension which compliments or extends existing strengths in the discipline.

We are looking for applicants who are keen to engage in interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research with and beyond fields such as planning and governance, geoscience and engineering.

We seek applicants with demonstrated interest in applying process knowledge to environmental challenges such as environmental degradation, land-use change, hazards, and climate change mitigation/adaptation.

Preference will be given to candidates whose research complements the ongoing work of existing faculty within Geography, the Trinity Centre for Environment and more widely within the School of Natural Sciences.

The successful candidate will conduct research and teaching (at both undergraduate and postgraduate level) with a strong focus on addressing key 21st Century societal challenges such as climate change, assessment of ecosystem / environmental system function and services, environmental hazards, environmental degradation, or land use change.

A strong track record in publication is expected and the appointee will be required to compete for national and international research funding (e.g. SFI; EPA; Horizon Europe; ERC; DAFM) and to build a dynamic research group with international recognition.

Applicants should also be mindful of the potential to develop multidisciplinary research synergies with colleagues in the other E3 Schools of Engineering and Computer Sciences and Statistics.

The appointee will support the University's Strategic Plan by strengthening the geographical aspects of one or more of the University's research themes, in particular the "Smart & Sustainable Planet" research theme.

The post will support the agenda and mission of the E3 initiative, the Engineering, Emerging Technologies and Environment Institute (

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 87,739 per annum], appointment will be made no higher than point 8 [50,410].

Full Job Description and Application Procedure Applications will only be accepted by applying online through the Trinity Jobs Portal

Closing Date: 12 noon (Irish Standard Time) 4th October 2021.

Interviews will take place on 8th November 2021.

Informal Enquiries: those wishing to discuss the post informally and in confidence should email Professor Iris Moeller, Professor of Geography, or Professor Patrick Wyse Jackson, Head of School,

For further information about the Discipline of Geography and the School of Natural Sciences, see and

Status: Assistant Professor
Location: Dublin, IRELAND
Advert Published: 1 Sep 2021
Expiry date: 4 Oct 2021
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