Senior Lecturer/Reader/Professor in Geophysics

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire (GB)
08 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
10 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

University of Aberdeen

The School of Geosciences

Senior Lecturer/Reader/Professor in Geophysics


The School of Geosciences at the University of Aberdeen seeks to recruit a Senior Lecturer/Reader/Professor to the geophysics team. The appointee will play a major role in the strategic development of geophysics research and teaching in Aberdeen, by growing their own research programme and contributing to postgraduate and undergraduate teaching in geophysics.

The applicant could specialise in any area of geophysics, although the School is particularly keen to add expertise and experience in industry-facing geophysics research.

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

The successful candidate will have an outstanding existing research profile in 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 ideally include an 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 with the potential or proven ability to lead interdisciplinary research projects.

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.

For appointments made at Senior Lecturer/Reader level, salary will be paid at the appropriate point on Grade 8 salary scale (£52,559 - £59,135 per annum).

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.

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The closing date for receipt of applications is 10 November 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 GEO380A on all correspondence

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