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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Global Hydrology and Water Security

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire (GB)
Closing date
12 May 2019

University of Aberdeen

School of Geosciences

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Global Hydrology and Water Security


Meeting global challenges in water security are central to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The University seeks to strengthen its contribution to the research evidence base needed to achieve this by appointing a highly motivated, research-focused Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Global Hydrology and Water Security.   

This position will primarily enhance existing research excellence in the School of Geosciences through high profile publications and impactful research resourced from externally-funded projects. The aim is to build on existing expertise in the School through large scale hydrological observation and modelling approaches with an explicit link to water security issues. 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, or rapidly develop, strong international orientation to their research. This broad remit would apply at both Lecturer and Senior Lecturer levels, though the expected levels of experience and achievement would be greater for the latter.

The successful candidate will have an outstanding emerging or existing research profile in global hydrology and water security with a commitment to publication in leading international scientific and water resource journals. You will have a PhD in hydrology or a related area of water resource science/engineering. You will have a commitment to developing this through challenge-orientated research projects in collaboration with other staff in the Northern Rivers Institute and elsewhere in the University. Your research will have strong applied orientation to understanding and solving water security problems at larger regional or international scales. You will be committed to delivering impactful research that is publicised through outreach activities. You will be a team player able to lead and participate in larger, complex interdisciplinary research projects.

For appointment made at Lecturer level, salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7 salary scale (£40,792 - £48,676 per annum). For appointment made at Senior Lecturer level, salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 8 salary scale (£51,360 - £58,089 per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.
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.

Online application forms are available at

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 May 2019 

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact

Professor David Jolley, Head of School
01224 272894

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Jolley

Please quote reference number GEO362A  on all correspondence

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

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