Lecturer/Associate Professor in Environmental and Engineering Geology

Ref: A8491
Salary: £35,326 - £60,022 per annum - Grade 7/8/9

We are looking for a talented Environmental / Engineering Geologist to join our world class team of academic staff working to address grand sustainability challenges.

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 in the marine environment and we are seeking to appoint an excellent candidate capable of advancing our inter-disciplinary activities. The role involves undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in environmental and engineering geology, as well as general earth and environmental sciences teaching. You will lead the new MSc in Environmental and Engineering Geology and integrate these disciplines into our innovative new Earth Sciences undergraduate programmes. You will also enhance our existing collaborations with industry.

The school 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 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.

You should have a PhD in geosciences, with a specialism in environmental and/or engineering geology. You are an enthusiastic team member, prepared to deliver excellent teaching, informed by professional practice, scholarship and research experience. You demonstrate potential for excellent research, commensurate with the level of appointment and compatible with one of the REF Units of Assessment to which we return staff (6, 7 or 14). A track record of applied research or industrial experience in the fields of environmental and/or engineering geology (one or more fields of terrestrial and marine engineering geology, hydrogeology, contaminated land, geothermal energy, engineering of geohazards) is required. We are especially interested in candidates who can develop synergies with our existing research portfolio. You should also demonstrate an ability to develop effective partnerships with industry and deliver an applied curriculum which enhances graduate and postgraduate employability outcomes.

Please indicate the level of role to which you are applying and tailor your application accordingly. Please note however that the University reserves the right to make an offer of appointment within the range advertised, aligned with Plymouth's Academic Career Pathways, according to your knowledge, experience and skills in relation to the key accountabilities.

This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a permanent basis.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Dr Matthew Watkinson by email mpwatkinson@plymouth.ac.uk

Interviews are expected to take place during the week of 25 April 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.

Closing date: 12 Midnight, Sunday 20th March 2022.

The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits/support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages

We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups at the University of Plymouth, such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+.

published: 24 February 2022     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.