Assistant Professor in Climate Science

Durham, United Kingdom
£33797 - £49553 per annum
09 Mar 2021
End of advertisement period
30 Apr 2021
Contract Type
Full Time


Closing date: 30 April 2021 at midnight (GMT)

We wish to appoint an innovative, collaborative and broad-thinking colleague as an Assistant Professor in Climate Science. We are particularly eager to hear from applicants with a focus on either Climate/Atmospheric Modelling or Remote Sensing.

This is an opportunity for you to help drive our collective response to a time of unprecedented environmental change. You will make a key contribution to teaching climate science to some of the brightest minds in the UK, helping to train the next generation of scholars and leaders. You will contribute to the Department's future success by providing the highest quality, innovative education to both undergraduate and postgraduate students, and by leading research at a high international level. You will help shape our new programmes in Climate Science and Data Science by contributing to curriculum design and teaching innovation. You will be encouraged and supported to build your own research group, to collaborate widely and to explore the full potential of the impact of your research. Your research may develop independent new research themes or contribute to existing themes in the Department and across the University, including cross-disciplinary and collaborative vehicles such as the Durham Energy Institute and the Institute for Hazard, Risk and Resilience.

Durham is a UK top 5 and world top 40 Earth Sciences department and is committed to helping you to develop your full potential in both education and research. You will start with a light teaching load, building towards the department average over three years. Start-up packages can be negotiated and there are many examples of flexible working practices.

The Department strives for a collegial, collaborative and flexible working environment and is a member of the Athena SWAN Charter, currently holding a departmental Bronze Athena SWAN award.

Please visit our website for more information on the department, its research and facilities: https://www.durham.ac.uk/departments/academic/earth-sciences/.

Interviews will take place in July 2021 and successful applicants will, ideally, be in post by 1 January 2022.