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[Met-jobs] Visiting Professor or Deputy Director - Seismic

From Florence Ng <>
Date Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:29:28 +0800

Visiting Professor or Deputy Director - Seismic

Young and research intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, is on a rapid rise globally and placed 2nd among young elite universities. The Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS), a research institute of NTU, is a national science Research Centre of Excellence. Its mission is to conduct fundamental research on earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunami and climate change in and around Southeast Asia, toward safer and more sustainable societies.

We invite applications for the position of Visiting Professor, Seismic. The incumbent will lead all aspects of seismic geohazards technical and client related work for EOS’ Applied Projects Group (APG) in Asia-Pacific. The position holder is expected to possess excellent technical skills across the entire range of seismic

geo-hazard assessment work, ranging from fault identification and characterization to seismic impact assessment on-site in collaboration with structural engineers. The Visiting Professor Seismic will be leading a group of 2-3 qualified post-docs. The position holder is required to liaise with Principal Investigators at EOS to ensure seismic technical delivery standards are world-class.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design seismic geo-hazard projects based on user needs

  • Ensure highest technical standards of project delivery

  • Supervise and manage seismic geo-hazard project delivery in time and budget

  • Act as APG’s project lead for all seismic projects with clients

  • Build, track and manage project budgets

  • Represent APG’s seismic technical capability at events and in media

  • Support Sustainability Director / Head of APG in all aspects of client & project development across Asia and APG team management as required

  • Supervision of 2-3 post-doctoral seismic experts

  • Based in Singapore, with willingness to travel in Asia-Pacific and globally over 50% of the time

Qualifications and Experience

  • Masters in geo-sciences with more than 10 years or PhD in geo-sciences with more than 5 years professional experience in seismic research

  • Excellent knowledge of requisite software

  • Track record in working for job-relevant reputable institutions

  • World-class technical seismic geo-hazard research skills

  • Excellent leadership qualities with 10+ years of experience as leader of seismic research project teams or departments

  • Solid experience with project design, contracting and delivery for private and public sector clients would be an advantage

  • Ability to work, build trust and thrive in an Asian-cultural context, with local clients and in multi-cultural teams

  • Team player and excellent communicator (speech and writing)

  • Ability to motivate teams and ability to work ‘hands-on’

To apply, please submit the following materials to:
  • Statement of research and teaching interests
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A copy of three relevant publications
  • The names of three references who are familiar with your work

Further information about NTU and the Observatory is available and For queries please feel free to contact Mr. Ankit Joshi at or Mr. Andreas Schaffer at Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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