Faculty of Science and Engineering
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Lecturer x3

Ref: A7567
Salary: £34,804 to £49,553 per annum - Grade 7/8

The School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences wishes to appoint up to three lecturers in one or more of the following areas:

  • Ecosystem resilience
  • Environmental quality
  • Energy transitions and climate change
  • Geohazards and risk

Applicants from the physical and social sciences are encouraged to apply.

The School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences is a large, interdisciplinary School with an enviable record of success. Our research and teaching activities address issues of sustainability on land and at sea, and we are seeking to appoint excellent candidates capable of advancing our inter-disciplinary activities. You will work within either or both of the physical and social sciences, demonstrate an ability to attract research funding and produce high-quality research outputs and / or impact, and teach into two of our programme areas (Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Geography and Geology).

The School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences comprises nearly 60 academic staff and enjoys excellent support from well-resourced laboratory facilities (including 16 technicians). As well as depth and breadth in and across our subject areas, we have strong academic links across the institution with for example the University's Sustainable Earth and Marine Institutes. Our staff members hold research income in excess of £13m from all major funding providers, and teach in excess of 1,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Successful candidates will be enthusiastic team players, and your enthusiasm for your area of expertise will extend to providing excellent teaching informed by professional practice, scholarship and your own research experience. You will have developed / be developing a track record of excellent academic research, commensurate with the level of appointment and compatible with one of the REF 2021 UoAs to which we are returning staff (6, 7 and 14). You will benefit from a positive and collegiate working environment that values and promotes excellence in all academic activities.

Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Professor Jon Shaw by email jon.shaw@plymouth.ac.uk.

Interviews are likely to take place during the weeks of 25 January or 1 February 2021 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted.

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.

These are full-time positions working 37 hours per week. Two of these positions are permanent and one is for a fixed-term of four years due to funding.

Flexible working options including job share will be considered.

Please note, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the University is currently implementing a number of safety measures as per Government advice therefore the successful applicant may be required to work from home in the first instance.

Closing date: 12 midnight, Sunday 10 January 2021.

The University of Plymouth is committed to equality of opportunity, promoting a diverse and inclusive culture, demonstrated through our commitment to the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and as a Stonewall diversity champion. All applications will be judged solely on merit, however, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in the workforce, for example black and minority ethnic groups.

University of Plymouth holds a TEF (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework) Silver by the Office for Students.

For further details and how to apply please click here.

published: 20 November 2020     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.