Professor / Associate Professor in Environmental Earth Observation


College of Science and Engineering
School of Geography, Geology and the Environment
Professor Salary Grade 10 - Competitive
Associate Professor Salary Grade 9 - £50,618 to £56,950 per annum
Permanent full-time contract
Ref: SEN00965

Together our staff and students are discovering innovative ways to change the world for the better and there has never been a more exciting time for you to join us. We are one of the top universities worldwide and have an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. We are led by discovery and innovation, with the synergy between research and learning at the core of our activity.

As part of our Centenary Investment Programme, we are seeking to appoint a highly motivated Professor or Associate Professor in Environmental Earth Observation (EEO). For both roles, you should have an excellent and internationally recognised research profile with a strong research vision and proven track record of leadership and scholarly output. Your research should be of 4 star quality and should complement and strengthen the thriving research of the EEO group ahead of the Research Excellence Framework of 2021 and beyond. We especially invite applicants with research interests in novel and innovate approaches for bridging Earth Observation and environmental models.

The University of Leicester has a track record of excellent research into Earth Observation applications, including of forest structure and dynamics. We host the directorate of the NERC UK National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO), and the Centre for Landscape and Climate Research, which carries out interdisciplinary research and PhD training in Earth Observation applications to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals and UK Industrial Strategy.

In March 2017 the University committed to an ambitious plan for Space Park Leicester, which will establish a new centre for the interpretation and commercialisation of space-enabled data and space mission development as part of the Leicestershire Enterprise Zone. The planned Space Park will strengthen ties between University research and teaching activities and our industrial partners. Alongside the development of a new generation of cutting-edge satellite technology, the site will be home to detailed analysis of space-enabled data that can transform sectors such as international communications, resource management, environmental monitoring and disaster relief.

In the Professorial role, you will make a significant contribution to the Centre for Landscape and Climate Research and the new Leicester Institute of Space and Earth Observation (LISEO), enhancing the international reputation of both. You will build on existing strengths and raise levels of research activity, research income, and teaching excellence in the area of EEO and Data Intensive Science. You will also provide academic and strategic direction within the School.

In the Associate Professor role, you will take join the Centre for Landscape and Climate Research and LISEO in a leadership role. You will develop an area of teaching and research that will develop and enhance the School's reputation, both nationally and internationally. You will support the development of a new area or significantly enhance an area already covered by the School.

Please click here for more information about these positions and to apply.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor Sarah Davies on hos-geoggeolenv@le.ac.uk or 0116 252 3624.

The closing date for this post is midnight on 22 February 2018.

We anticipate that assessments will take place on 22 March 2018.

posted: 29 January 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.