Lecturer in Earth Surface Processes




Vacancy Number: 13206BR

As part of an on-going programme of investment and development, the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Cardiff University is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Earth Surface Processes.

The successful candidate should share our passion for high quality research and research-led teaching, contribute to a range of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching of Earth and Environmental Sciences. You will also supervise MSc and PhD thesis students.

The successful candidate will show evidence of ability to develop and sustain an internationally recognised, externally funded interdisciplinary research programme in Earth Surface Processes. A strong commitment to research aimed at helping address major societal problems is essential and an interest in emerging and developing countries is also desirable. Areas of interest may include process geomorphology, critical zone science, land surface modelling, vegetation responses and dynamics to climate, atmosphere-biosphere-geosphere interactions, fluxes and stores of water, energy, and carbon, and other topics pertaining to the interaction of climate change with the Earth's surface. We are especially interested in hiring academics who can develop synergies within our existing research portfolio, including the Centre for Resilience and Environmental Change, and beyond.

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences is a lively and dynamic community that aims to promote sustainability through education, dissemination, and direct participation, enabling students and staff to make positive changes to our environmental impact, in particular supporting Cardiff University's declaration of a Climate Emergency and aim to become carbon neutral (Scopes 1 and 2) by 2030.

The School is also committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting inclusive working practices in STEMM subjects in higher education. Staff and students from the School are active members of the global 'Unlearning Racism in Geoscience (URGE)' community. We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within the School at these levels.

This is a full-time post (35 hours per week). The post is available immediately and is open-ended.

Salary: £34,304 - £40,927 per annum (Grade 6)

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Ian Hall, Head of School, Email: EarthHos@cardiff.ac.uk or Dr Jenny Pike, Director of Learning and Teaching, Email: Pikej@cardiff.ac.uk

For further details about working in Cardiff University please contact Briony FitzGerald, email: FitzgeraldB1@cardiff.ac.uk

More information on the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/earth-environmental-sciences

Important Notes:

Applications can only be accepted via the online system.

It is the University's policy to use the person specification as a key tool for short-listing. Candidates should evidence that they meet ALL of the essential criteria as well as, where relevant, the desirable. As part of the application process, you will be asked to provide this evidence via a supporting statement. Please ensure that the evidence you are providing corresponds with the numbered criteria outlined below. Your application will be considered based on the information you provide under each element.

When attaching the supporting statement to your application profile, please ensure that you name it with the vacancy reference number.

Closing date: Monday, 24 January 2022

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

"Cardiff University is a signatory to the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions we will evaluate applicants on the quality of their research, not publication metrics or the identity of the journal in which the research is published. More information is available at: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/research/our-research-environment/integrity-and-ethics/responsible-research-assessment"

posted: 17 December 2021     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.