Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Geophysics

Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol
Grade K - £44,045 - £49,553, Grade L - £52,560 - £59,135
Friday, 15 November 2019
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 7 January 2020
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Physics & Astronomy
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Geophysics

Job number ACAD104324

Division/School - Academic Faculties

Contract type - Open Ended

Working pattern - Full time

Salary Grade K - £44,045 - £49,553, Grade L - £52,560 - £59,135

Closing date for applications 07-Jan-2020

The University of Bristol School of Earth Sciences seeks an outstanding candidate for a permanent Lectureship (Assistant Professor) appointment within the broad area of geophysics. In exceptional cases, appointment at the Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) level will be considered. Research areas include the use of physics to study any aspect of the interior, surface, or atmosphere of the Earth or other planetary bodies. We welcome applications with either a pure or applied focus.

The School of Earth Sciences is internationally leading in research, teaching, and impact (2nd in UK, top-15 internationally). The Geophysics group currently consists of 7 permanent academics, 1 technician, 15 postdocs/research fellows, and 20 PhD students. Research spans a wide range of geophysical topics including seismology, potential fields, remote sensing, earth observation, tectonics, mineral physics, geodynamics, atmospheric science, and planetary science. The Geophysics Group collaborates with nearly every other group in the School. It also leads and participates in diverse multidisciplinary collaborations with other schools in Science and Engineering at the University and with external partners and institutions in the UK and across the world.

The successful candidate will conduct world-class, innovative and agenda-setting research that complements and extends the research portfolio of the existing geophysics group and the broader School. A demonstrated track record of research excellence and ability to obtain external funding are essential.

The post holder will also be enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge with students and will have a strong commitment to classroom and fieldwork teaching. We offer undergraduate BSc and MSci degree programmes in Geophysics, Geology, Environmental Geoscience, and Palaeontology and Evolution (~80 students per year total). The School also has two postgraduate taught MSc programmes in addition to a vibrant cohort of postgraduate research students (~100 total).

Deadline for applications: 7 January 2020, interviews will be held around 12 – 19 February 2020.  Please include a full CV and a two-page cover letter that briefly covers your vision for research (including impact), education and diversity, including how you will contribute to our collegial, collaborative and inclusive community.

For further information about this role please contact: Professor Rich Pancost, Head of the School of Earth Sciences and Lead Recruiter (0117) 331 5007,, Jane Coles, School Manager for Earth Sciences (0117) 954 5444,, Dr Nick Teanby, Head of Geophysics, School of Earth Sciences (0117) 331 5006,, Professor Heidy Mader, Director of the Geophysics programme, School of Earth Sciences (0117) 954 5445,

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We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.