Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Hydrogeology / Groundwater Science(Teaching-Focussed)

Location: Birmingham, UK
School: School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Salary: Lecturer - Full time starting salary is normally in the range £40,792 to £48,677, with potential progression once in post to £54,765 a year
Senior Lecturer - Full time starting salary is normally in the range £50,132 to £58,089, with potential progression once in post to £75,744 a year
Closing Date: Thursday 4th October 2018
Reference: 59976

We are seeking to appoint a teaching-focussed Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Hydrogeology / Groundwater Science in the School of Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences (GEES) at the University of Birmingham. The post will suit an enthusiastic individual with academic and/or industrial experience. The successful applicant will lead modules and support teaching on the MSc Hydrogeology Course, and potentially on BSc and MSci Geology programmes. Teaching will involve lectures, tutorials, field visits, project supervision, and tutorials. Applicants must have a commitment to delivering excellent teaching and learning at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The successful candidate will also be involved in administrative tasks appropriate to their appointment grade to support delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching within the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences.

The MSc Hydrogeology Course at the University of Birmingham was established in 1972 and is the longest running groundwater course in the country. A significant proportion of UK professional hydrogeologists have obtained their MSc or PhD degrees at Birmingham, as have numerous hydrogeologists from overseas. The Course is very well regarded by industry, and there is close contact with consultancies, water companies, regulators, and research organisations through seminars, supply of software, periodic syllabus reviews, field visits, careers event, projects, mini-courses, and prizes. Extensive facilities are available to students for projects and training, including a campus borehole array with associated equipment, and chemical analysis laboratories. Recruitment to the course is buoyant, including from outside the UK. Our international contingent has included students from all inhabited continents. Hydrogeology is also taught at second and final year undergraduate levels.

Further details can be obtained by visiting https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/jobs/index.aspx and searching 'current vacancies online' for post 59976.

Informal enquiries about this post can be made to Professor John Tellam, Hydrogeology MSc Course Tutor (j.h.tellam@bham.ac.uk; tel +44 (0) 121 4146138) or to Dr John Round, GEES Head of Education (j.round@bham.ac.uk).

Equal Opportunities: The School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences is an equal opportunities employer and holds an Athena Swan Bronze award. Female and BME staff are under-represented in the School and so we particularly value applications from such candidates. The School is happy to consider applications from candidates looking for flexible part time/job share arrangements as part of the appointment.

posted: 20 September 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.