Assistant Professor in Earth Sciences

£34304 - £50296 per annum
03 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
25 Feb 2022
Durham University
Contract Type
Full Time

Closing Date: 25 February 2022 at Midnight (UK)

We wish to appoint two outstanding and collaborative colleagues as Assistant Professors in Environmental Geosciences and/or Climate Science, including natural resources and sustainability. We welcome applicants with geophysical backgrounds that relate to these subject areas.

Education and research underpin our response to this time of unprecedented change on Earth. By joining Durham Earth Sciences, you will have the opportunity to make a key contribution to the department's success by providing the highest quality education to both undergraduate and postgraduate students, and by conducting cutting-edge research at international level. You can contribute to our new programmes in Climate Science and Data Science, as well as existing degrees across Geology, Environmental Geoscience and Geophysics. You will be encouraged and helped to build your own research group, to collaborate widely and to explore the full potential of the impact of your research. Your own research may innovate 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 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.dur.ac.uk/earth.sciences/.

Interviews will take place in early May 2022 and successful applicants will, ideally, be in post by 1 October 2022.