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Lectureship in Physical Oceanography

Physical Oceanography

Location:  National Oceanography Centre Southampton
Salary:   £34,745 to £44,016
Full Time Fixed Term
Closing Date:  Monday 17 October 2011
Interview Date:   Monday 28 November 2011
Reference:  048011HN

We invite applications for a Lectureship in Physical Oceanography at the University of Southampton (UoS) based within the Academic Unit of Ocean and Earth Science. The School is located in a purpose-built waterfront campus with docking facilities at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton(NOCS). NOCS is a joint Centre between the UoS and NERC, and is one of the world’s leading institutions devoted to research, teaching, and technology development in ocean and earth science. The Academic Unit of Ocean and Earth Science offers research-led undergraduate and postgraduate training across the full range of marine and earth sciences.

We welcome applications from individuals with expertise in all areas of physical oceanography.  Successful applicants will have a strong research record and be able to collaborate with the group of physical oceanographers at NOCS. The Centre enjoys a rich heritage in physical oceanography, bringing together around 60-70 staff and research students. Ongoing research encompasses major projects to study the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation, from the Southern Ocean to the Arctic; ground-breaking experiments to investigate mixing processes in the Southern Ocean; and pioneering model studies of ocean dynamics and the ocean’s role in the Earth system.  These activities help to underpin a strong portfolio of research-led education, to which applicants will be expected to contribute.

The Academic Unit runs 3 and 4 year undergraduate degree courses in Oceanography, and several Master programmes. The appointee will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and Master teaching, including field training in oceanography, and to supervise research students. Details of our degree programmes can be found at

General enquiries on the above position are to be directed to the Head of Academic Unit, Prof. Tim Minshull (+044(0)2380 596569 or e-mail

The closing date for this post is 17 October 2011. Please apply online through or alternatively telephone 023 8059 2750 for an application form. Please quote vacancy reference number 048011HN on all correspondence.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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