University Lecturer in Earth Sciences - three posts
University of Cambridge, Department of Earth Sciences
United Kingdom

University Lecturer in Earth Sciences - three posts

A University Lectureship is broadly equivalent to an Assistant/Associate Professorship


We seek three candidates carrying out creative and innovative research in the Earth Sciences to join our collegial and supportive department. We encourage applications from individuals using observational, numerical and/or experimental techniques in Earth Sciences who will complement and enhance our current research and teaching portfolio, including new and emerging areas of Earth Sciences and its applications. We welcome collaborative and inclusive new colleagues to join us in formulating our future research agenda and making the next important discoveries and breakthroughs in Earth Science. These appointments are part of a broad strategy to increase the scope and diversity of our research and we will also be advertising two further senior appointments (full professorships) in the coming year.


We welcome applications from those with a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Earth Sciences or allied disciplines. You should have an outstanding record of research, and its communication, in a relevant subject. The Department will partner with you in establishing a vigorous research programme at an international level and will mentor you in developing your existing capabilities to raise external funds in support of your research. We offer many opportunities to contribute to synergistic research activities in the Department (and the University) leading to interaction with colleagues across many areas. You will be encouraged to recruit and supervise our talented and diverse group of postgraduate research students and postdoctoral research fellows.


The Department also supports a rigorous and vibrant programme of teaching at undergraduate and post-graduate levels. You should have the desire and potential to help inspire the next generations of scientists through the delivery of the highest quality education at undergraduate and postgraduate level. You will be given the opportunity to participate in teaching at all levels. At elementary level, you may be asked to help with teaching outside your immediate field of specialisation. All of our academic staff take part in undergraduate field teaching which is an integral and rewarding part of our curriculum.


The appointments will be made at an appropriate salary for University Lecturers with review after five years and appointment to the retiring age thereafter.


As well as submitting a CV and contact details for three referees, your letter of application should include (a) a list of publications, (b) a 1000 word statement covering your current research, future research directions, and teaching experience.


Interviews will be held in the first half of March 2019.


To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.


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Please quote reference LB17377 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


The Department is committed to equality and diversity, and we would particularly welcome applications from women and minority candidates. We are sensitive to the needs of families and dual career couples. Details of some of the family-friendly policies operated by the University are at: We are committed to fostering a collaborative and inclusive working environment and the University holds an institutional Athena-SWAN silver award and the Department holds an Athena-SWAN bronze award.


The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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