EJGE/GEM Announcement

Available Geotechnical Position:

[Posted: 4:00 PM 9/8/97]


in Australia


The Department of Civil Engineering has particular strengths in geomechanics, with three main application areas of offshore, mining and environmental. It wishes to appoint an academic with leadership qualities in the area of environmental geomechanics. On the teaching side, the appointee will be expected to focus on two final year undergraduate units in environmental geomechanics and hazardous waste management, with some additional contribution to earlier years of the course. On the research side, the appointee will build on active collaboration with subsurface hydrologists in the separate Department of Environmental Engineering, in order to generate an independent research group in environmental geomechanics. Typical application areas for environmental geomechanics include site remediation (including removal of NAPLs), safe disposal of mine tailings and mine rehabilitation (with links to the Soil Science group at UWA) and contaminant transport in saturated and partially saturated soils. The Department has ex cellent experimental facilities, including two geotechnical centrifuges and recently refurbished laboratories, including a joint geo-fluids laboratory shared with Environmental Engineering and access to a water quality laboratory. It also has modern networked computational facilities. The position is available on a three year fixed-term basis, renewable subject to satisfactory performance which normally would lead to a tenured position upon promotion. The appointment will be at a level commensurate with the background and experience of the successful applicant. All applicants should have a PhD in a field relevant to Civil Engineering, proven research potential and an excellent track record in teaching. Applicants will need to show evidence of leadership, the ability to attract research funding and contributions to the wider university and external community to be considered for appointment at the higher level. Women are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants with teaching experience are requested to submit a teaching portfolio as part of their application. For further information and copies of the selection criteria and instructions on preparation of a teaching portfolio, please contact Professor Mark Randolph on telephone 9380 3075 or facsimile 9380 1044 or email randolph @civil.uwa.edu.au.

SALARY RANGE: Lecturer Level B $45,194 - $53,669 p.a.
SALARY RANGE: Senior Lecturer Level C $55,362 - $63,837 p.a.
CLOSING DATE: 10 October 1997

Benefits include superannuation, fares to Perth (if applicable) for appointee and dependent family, removal allowance (if applicable) study leave and long service leave. Conditions of appointment will be specified in any offer of appointment which may be made as a result of this advertisement.

Written applications quoting reference number, telephone number, qualifications and experience and the names, addresses (including Email) and fax/telephone numbers of 3 referees should reach the Director, Human Resources, The University of Western Australia, Nedlands WA 6907, by the closing date.

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The University is an equal opportunity employer and promotes a smoke-free work environment. Professor Mark Randolph
Director, Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems
The University of Western Australia
Tel: +61 8 9380 3075
Fax: +61 8 9380 1044