Professorship of Physical Geography 

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (GB)
09 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
09 Dec 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Geography
Contract Type
Full Time

Job title: Professorship of Physical Geography 

Department/Location: Department of Geography

Reference: LC34102

Closing date: 10 January 2023

The Board of Electors to the Professorship of Physical Geography invite applications for this Professorship in the Department of Geography, with duties at the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI), to take up appointment on 1 October 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in the broad field of environmental science, with a particular focus on high latitudes, cold regions and/or mountain environments. They will engage with the scientific priorities of the SPRI and have the vision, experience and enthusiasm to build on and extend the broader strengths of the Department, contributing to its leading research presence in the discipline. They will be committed to promoting a vibrant interdisciplinary and inclusive departmental research culture. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision and administration, including management and leadership.  The Professor will be based in Cambridge.  A competitive salary will be offered.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit :

Further information is available at: 

 or contact the Human Resources, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, (email:

Applications, consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of three referees should be made online no later than 10 January 2023.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Mike Hulme, Convenor of Board of Electors and Head of Department:

Please quote reference LC34102 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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