College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences
Camborne School of Mines

Lecturer in Sustainable Mining (R51722)


The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students and is ranked 7th in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016, 9th in the Guardian University Guide 2016 and 10th in The Complete University Guide 2016. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), the University ranked 16th nationally, with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. Exeter was named The Times and The Sunday Times Sports University of the Year 2015-16, in recognition of excellence in performance, education and research. Exeter was The Sunday Times University of the Year 2012-13.

The post will be based in the Camborne School of Mines (CSM), a discipline within College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences. With over 125 years of providing high quality education and state-of-the-art research for the international mining industry, CSM is one of the world's best known Mining Schools, and is currently undergoing a major programme of expansion. This post will support the next generation of delivery of high impact international research and innovative world-class mining related education.

The post of Lecturer in Sustainable Mining will contribute to extending the research profile of Sustainable Mining at Exeter, particularly in areas related or complementary to the environmental impacts of mining, mine waste and remediation, sustainable mining, social impacts, corporate social responsibility, artisanal and small scale mining, mining education, resource nationalism and beneficiation.

The successful applicant will hold a PhD in Mining related disciplines or Environmental Engineering and Sustainability related to the extractive industries, or demonstrably equivalent industrial / NGO research experience, and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in an active field of research related or complementary to existing Exeter strengths. He/she will be able to demonstrate the following qualities and characteristics; a strong record in attracting research funding, or demonstrable potential to attract such funding, an appreciation of industry research priorities within area of expertise, teamwork skills to work in collaboration with existing group members, an active and supportive approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research that will help to foster interactions and links both within the University and with industry, the attitude and ability to engage in continuous professional development, the aptitude to develop familiarity with a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning, and enthusiasm for delivering undergraduate, postgraduate and blended learning programmes.

Applications should be made via our website. For more information and to apply please click here.

The department is proud to have a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of their commitment to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects. All of the University of Exeter's STEM/M departments hold an Athena SWAN award.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive about Disabled People'. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.


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