Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Planetary Science (up to two positions)

Department of Earth Science and Engineering
Imperial College London
South Kensington, London
£62,768 to £71,264
Ref: ENG02420

The Department of Earth Science and Engineering invites applications for one or two permanent academic positions in Planetary Science to join our friendly and dynamic department and complement and enrich our existing research and teaching activities. Your interest may lie in any area of planetary science, including planetary geophysics, planetary geology, cosmochemistry or remote sensing and imaging of planets within and outside our solar system. We are keen to offer opportunities, where possible, to people from groups who are currently underrepresented in Planetary Science and Earth Science and Engineering in the UK.

The Department of Earth Science and Engineering at Imperial College London is situated at the heart of South Kensington's museum district in London and employs ~65 academic and teaching staff members and ~65 postdoctoral research scientists, supported by a team of ~40 professional, technical and operational staff.

Our academics and researchers are at the cutting edge of discovering how Earth and planetary systems work, and how natural resources and energy can be sustainably extracted and utilised during the energy transition and towards a zero-carbon and zero pollution future. We use a combination of pure and applied research and engineering. We are a multidisciplinary and diverse community that promotes inclusive and collaborative work, and we have strong ties with other departments and institutes across Imperial College London and beyond.

Our research is wide-ranging, spanning five broad themes in Earth Science and Engineering: Planetary Science, Earth Processes and Geohazards, Life & Health, Climate & Environment, and Energy & Resources. Our department is strong in leveraging digital technologies such as computational modelling, artificial intelligence, remote sensing, and data science. We also house an excellent set of geochemical facilities and closely collaborate with our neighbours at the Natural History Museum.

Our teaching portfolio combines traditional and pioneering undergraduate programmes in Earth & Planetary Science, Geology and Geophysics, and masters-level courses in Applied Computational Science and Engineering, Environmental Data Science and Machine Learning, Geo-Energy with Machine Learning and Data Science, and Metals and Energy Finance.

You will be committed to performing original research, looking to develop an international reputation for the quality of your research, open to growing your research interests, and intending to write research funding bids and engage in opportunities to do so with your colleagues in the department and across Imperial College London.

You should be excited to join our dedicated teaching programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, engage with our curious and talented students, and help your colleagues within the department and across Imperial College London with administrative activities, thereby contributing to our excellent national and international reputation.

We will help you to develop, build, nurture and inspire your research group, to become an international leader in your field, and to provide the best possible educational experience to our students. You may be a Postdoc, Research Fellow, or already hold a Lectureship or Senior Lectureship or an equivalent position (Assistant Professor) at an academic institution or industrial organisation.

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We are looking for colleagues who are available to start as soon as possible.

Should you have any queries about the formal side of the application process, please contact Cindy Valuto, Resources and Research Administrator, via email: c.valuto@imperial.ac.uk

For academic enquiries please feel free to contact the Head of Department, Tina van de Flierdt, via email: tina-hod-ese@imperial.ac.uk

For technical issues when applying online, please contact: support.jobs@imperial.ac.uk

Closing date: 23 January 2023.
Interview dates: weeks commencing 27 March or 17 April 2023

All candidates will be contacted by March 2023, after the shortlisting is completed.

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College's care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level. http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research/

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