Professor / Associate Professor in Geology or Palaeobiology

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: SEN00966

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 its Centenary Investment Programme, we are seeking to appoint a highly motivated academic to the post of either Professor or Associate Professor, specialising in either Environmental and Mineral Resource Geology or Palaeobiology. In these roles, you will provide direction in the respective area of research and be responsible for developing research groups through attracting funding and contributing to teaching. You should have an excellent and internationally recognised research profile with a strong research vision and a proven track record of leadership and scholarly output. Your research should be of 4* quality and should complement and strengthen the thriving research of the respective group ahead of the Research Excellence Framework of 2021 and beyond.

Mineral Resources research is one of the fastest growing and dynamic areas in the College of Science and Engineering having recently attracted a number of multi-million pound research grants. Research is focused around the exploration for, and environmentally responsible extraction of, metalliferous ore deposits, with a growing focus on those resources required for a low carbon future. This includes world class research on magmatic ore deposits and revolutionary new concepts for ore processing. For this position, we especially invite applicants with research interests in one or more of: environmental impacts of mineral resource exploitation, ore deposit geology and genesis, and mineral exploration models.

Leicester's Palaeobiology, Palaeoenvironments and Palaeoclimates Group has an international reputation for world class research and initiatives elucidating the taphonomy and palaeobiology of organisms from globally important Palaeozoic Lagerst├Ątten. Staff are leaders in developing Anthropocene concepts, in experimental and analytical approaches to palaeobiology (particularly taphonomy of soft-bodied organisms, small carbonaceous fossils, and tooth microwear interrogation), in the palaeobiology of a range of organisms (especially conodonts, early fish, pterosaurs, graptolites and arthropods), and in the interpretation of interactions between environmental and biosphere change.

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Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor Sarah Davies on or 0116 252 3624.

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

We anticipate that assessments will take place on 15 March 2018.

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