Assistant Professorship in Physical Geography

The Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge wishes to appoint a University Assistant Professor in Physical Geography, working broadly in the field of paleoclimatology. The post is available from 1 October 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates should hold a PhD in a relevant discipline and will have an academic record appropriate for their career stage, including high-quality research publications, experience in obtaining research grants, and a growing international reputation.

We specifically seek candidates with expertise in field-, laboratory- and/or modelling-based research in paleoclimatology, paleoecology or paleo-oceanography. Candidates should demonstrate complementarity between their research interests and those pursued by current academic staff in the Department.

The successful candidate will be expected to inspire and educate a diverse range of students. Candidates should regard themselves as either being, or having the strong potential to be, enthusiastic and effective educators, willing and able to teach introductory and integrative courses to first- and second-year undergraduates, as well as more specialist topics at final year undergraduate and Masters levels. They will recruit and supervise graduate students and contribute, as appropriate, to the academic administration of the Department and the University.

For further information about the role and to apply online, go to

The closing date for applications is 4 April 2022. Interviews for shortlisted candidates are expected to take place in Cambridge on 5 May 2022.

Please quote reference LC30180 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

published: 17 March 2022     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.