Lecturer in Remote Sensing and Environmental Systems


£34,304 - £40,927 per annum (Grade 6) or
£43,434 - £50,296 per annum (Grade 7)
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Cardiff University
Vacancy Number: 14033BR

As part of an on-going programme of investment and development to address pressing global challenges, the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Cardiff University is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Remote Sensing and Environmental Systems.

You should share our passion for high quality interdisciplinary research-led learning and teaching, including field-based learning, and be able to contribute to the delivery of core and specialist modules within the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Earth with a focus on remote sensing. You will also supervise MSc and PhD thesis students.

The successful candidate will show evidence of ability to develop and sustain an internationally recognised, externally funded interdisciplinary research programme in Remote Sensing and Environmental Systems. A strong commitment to research aimed at helping address major societal problems is essential, particularly with emphasis on the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Areas of expertise could include climate/environmental change, dynamics of the biosphere, cryosphere, or hydrosphere, land cover/land use dynamics, marine science, biodiversity, carbon and other biogeochemical fluxes, and hazards - each at scales ranging from the local to global. We are seeking candidates who complement our current research programme and who are able to integrate across existing areas of expertise. Current areas of research interest in the school at large include Earth surface processes, marine science, climate/environmental change, hydrology and hydrogeology, high-latitude and montane environments, and environmental and geological hazards.

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences is lively and dynamic community that aims to promote sustainability through education, dissemination, and direct participation, enabling students and staff to make positive changes to our environmental impact, in particular supporting Cardiff University's declaration of a Climate Emergency and aim to become carbon neutral (Scopes 1 and 2) by 2030.

The School is also committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting inclusive working practices in STEMM subjects in higher education. Staff and students from the School are active members of the global 'Unlearning Racism in Geoscience (URGE)' community. We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within the School at these levels.

The position is full-time, (35 hours per week) available immediately and is open-ended.

The appointments will be made, dependent on relevant qualification and experience within the following grade bands.

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Ian Hall, Head of School, Email: EarthHos@cardiff.ac.uk or Dr Jenny Pike, Director of Learning and Teaching, Email: Pikej@cardiff.ac.uk

For further details about working in Cardiff University please contact Briony FitzGerald, email: FitzgeraldB1@cardiff.ac.uk

More information on the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences: School of Earth and Environmental Sciences - Cardiff University

Important Notes:

Applications can only be accepted via the online system.

It is the University's policy to use the person specification as a key tool for short-listing. Candidates should evidence that they meet ALL of the essential criteria as well as, where relevant, the desirable. As part of the application process, you will be asked to provide this evidence via a supporting statement. Please ensure that the evidence you are providing corresponds with the numbered criteria outlined below. Your application will be considered based on the information you provide under each element.

When attaching the supporting statement to your application profile, please ensure that you name it with the vacancy reference number.

To enable capture of information on your research background and to support your application, please complete our Resumé for Researchers by filling in our form https://s.office.com/r/xdm29hCS6s

Closing date: Wednesday, 1 June 2022

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

"Cardiff University is a signatory to the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions we will evaluate applicants on the quality of their research, not publication metrics or the identity of the journal in which the research is published. More information is available at: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/research/our-research-environment/integrity-and-ethics/responsible-research-assessment"

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