Chair in Industrial Geophysics

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire (GB)
Apr 11, 2019
Jun 06, 2019
Full Time





The University seeks to expand its research and teaching capabilities by appointing a Professor in Industrial Geophysics. 

This position will significantly enhance existing research excellence in the School of Geosciences through high profile publications and high-impact research resourced from externally-funded projects including industrial funding. The aim is to build on existing geophysical and cross-disciplinary expertise in the School to address industry challenges. This is aligned with the University’s institutional commitment to directing its research profile towards interdisciplinary challenge-orientated research. Consequently, the successful candidate is likely to have a strong, established industrial orientation to their research. 

The successful candidate will have an outstanding existing research profile in industrial geophysics with a commitment to publication in leading international scientific journals. The appointee will have a PhD in geophysics or a related area. They will have a commitment to further developing this through challenge-orientated research projects in collaboration with other staff in School of Geosciences and elsewhere in the University. The appointee’s research portfolio will have strong applied orientation to understanding and solving industry challenges and will be designed for delivering impactful research that is publicised through outreach activities. The appointee will be a team player able to lead large, complex interdisciplinary research projects. 

For further information, please refer to the Person Specification. 

We encourage applications from candidates representing a broad range of career stages, backgrounds and gender identities. The Department of Geology & Petroleum Geology currently holds a Bronze Athena Swan award and is committed to further improve its representation diversity.  

A competitive remuneration package will be available for exceptional candidates considered at Professorial level. 

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 3 year probation period. 

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Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Clark, HR Adviser on +44 (0)1224 273244 or email for further information. 

The closing date for receipt of applications is 6 June 2019  

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact 
Professor David Jolley, Head of School
01224 272894


Dr Clare Bond
01224 273492 

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Jolley or Dr Bond 

Please quote reference number GEO365A on all correspondence  

The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff.