Lecturer - School of Geosciences

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire (GB)
£41,526- £49,552 per annum
22 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
21 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

University of Aberdeen

School of Geosciences



An opportunity exists for a Lecturer in the area of Seismic Interpretation and Petroleum Geology to join the School of Geosciences, University of Aberdeen.

This position will primarily enhance existing research excellence in the School of Geosciences through high profile publications and high-impact research resourced from externally-funded projects, particularly in relation to UK Industrial Strategy Funding, the Global Challenges Research Fund or commercialisation activities. This is aligned with the University’s institutional commitment to directing its research profile towards interdisciplinary challenge-orientated research. Consequently, the successful candidate should already have, or rapidly develop, strong international orientation to their research. In a highly competitive higher education market, the need to employ exciting and innovative teaching techniques is a key attribute of this role.

The candidate should possess a strong applied geological skillset in seismic and/or quantitative interpretation skills coupled with a strong geological and petroleum geology background. Individuals should have a range of skills within the fields of hydrocarbon exploration, production, field development, field management and decommissioning. The ability to interact and inspire our students is essential. Applicants should demonstrate the ability to create exciting and innovative teaching materials and.

The individual will be committed to developing a research profile through challenge-orientated research projects in collaboration with other staff in the School of Geosciences, elsewhere in the University and internationally. The appointee will be committed to delivering high-impact research that is publicised through outreach activities,  and will be a team player able to lead and participate in larger, complex interdisciplinary research projects.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7 salary scale (£41,526- £49,552 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.

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The closing date for receipt of applications is 21 November 2019

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact

Professor David Jolley, School of Geosciences

01224 273478

Please do not send application forms to Prof Jolley

Please quote reference number GEO378A on all correspondence

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