Lecturer in Climate Change and the Environment

London (GB)
£46,970 to £52,350 per annum
24 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
23 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer in Climate Change and the Environment (4 posts)

Grantham Institute, Faculty of Natural Sciences

Salary Range: £46,970 to £52,350 per annum 

Campus: South Kensington Campus

The Grantham Institute is seeking applications for four lectureships, starting in the 2017-18 academic year. 

The positions are open to those working at key disciplinary interfaces relating to the understanding of, and responses to, climate and environmental change, within the broad fields of Engineering, Science, Medicine and Business. We also welcome applications from those with expertise in energy modelling and integrated assessment models. During the initial three-years, the lectureships will be based at the Grantham Institute before formally transferring to an appropriate academic Department at Imperial.

Appointees will be expected to broaden the College’s research capabilities, complementing our existing strengths. They will build on a successful programme of engagement and development at the Institute, working to inform decision-making in business and policy, and drive forward research and collaborations across the areas of climate and environmental change. 

These lectureships represent a significant investment in climate change and environment research by the Institute, and aligns with the College’s strategy for investment in multidisciplinary research around four interconnected global challenges: Discovery and the natural world; Engineering novel solutions; Health and well-being; and Leading the data revolution. Further details can be found in the College Strategy 2015-2020.

The successful candidates will have a good honours degree and a doctorate that demonstrate their effectiveness at working at a disciplinary interface of the climate change/environment debate. They will also be expected to demonstrate a strong research record, including a growing international reputation for research and innovation in an area of climate or environmental activity within the College’s remit, which is commensurate with their career stage. The successful candidates will have a broad knowledge of global climate and environmental issues and an awareness of relevant government and business interests, preferentially having provided advice on such areas to stakeholders in government and business.  Evidence of attracting research funding and/or bids for other financial support, or an equivalent measure of impact, together with experience of planning and undertaking effective collaboration with external partners, are also essential.  

The successful candidates will have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to convey ideas and concepts clearly and effectively to a range of audiences through a variety of methods and media.  They will also have experience of teaching excellence undergraduate and/or postgraduate level, and be able to demonstrate strong leadership potential.   

For informal discussions about these positions, please contact the Co-Directors of the Grantham Institute (Professors’ Jo Haigh,; or Martin Siegert,

Applications should be made by submitting the completed Lecturer (Clinical and Non-Clinical) and Recruitment monitoring form, along with your full CV, to be sent via email to Ms Angela Kehoe, Senior HR Manager, Telephone: +44 (0)207 594 5653, e-mail:, quoting reference number NS2017130NT.

Closing Date: 28 September 2017 (Midnight BST)

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