School of Geosciences
Chair in Geophysics
Geophysics lies at the heart of successful understanding of the Earth's interior, especially of the processes that form sedimentary basins, their depositional fill, and the evolution of their fluids. As part of the University's continuing recognition of the importance of Earth science, not only in continuing to develop a fundamental understanding of how the planet works but also in assisting society to better manage and develop its subsurface resources, the School of Geosciences is seeking to increase capability in geophysical research and training in Aberdeen.
We are investing in three positions within the School. One appointment will be made at Chair level and a further two appointments will be made at Lecturer/Senior Lecturer level. The Chair in Geophysics will provide academic leadership and create opportunities to develop new collaborative research across the School and College. We expect not only the professorial appointment but also the other two positions, (at Lecturer/Senior Lecturer level), to be within the broad field of seismic methods. This could embrace some or all of the following areas: active and passive-source seismology, seismic acquisition and processing, seismic interpretation together with the integration of seismic and other geophysical/subsurface data.
We do not exclude other areas of geophysics, especially in exploration and basin modelling, although we envisage these too to be directed at understanding the Earth's subsurface. The successful applicants will undertake fundamental research as well as contributing directly to our undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development programmes such as exploHUB and Turnstone.
A highly competitive remuneration package will be available for exceptional candidates considered for appointment at the Professorial level.
To apply for this position please send your CV and a covering letter in support of your application to firstname.lastname@example.org quoting reference number GEO001A.
The closing date for the receipt of applications is 22 June 2012.