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Lecturer/Associate Professor

School of Ocean and Earth Science

Location:  National Oceanography Centre Southampton
Salary:   £39,152 to £64,145 Per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 13 January 2020
Interview Date:   Friday 06 March 2020
Reference:  1214019HN

Five Faculty Positions in Ocean Science – School of Ocean & Earth Science, University of Southampton

Specialise in excellence

Develop an international reputation and inspire the next generation of Ocean Scientists with a world-leading University. 

Are you an expert in marine biology, coastal and shelf processes, physics of ocean-climate systems, or any other area of ocean science? If you’re looking to grow your research and teaching skills and experience, the University of Southampton is the place to do it.

The School of Ocean and Earth Science is based at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS), on the University’s Waterfront Campus. NOCS brings together over 500 researchers and support staff drawn from physics, chemistry, biology, geoscience and engineering, and is one of the largest and most successful marine science institutions in the world. We graduate over 250 undergraduate and masters students every year, and our Graduate School numbers over 160 PhD students. Together with our Southampton Marine & Maritime Institute, the Wolfson Unit for Marine Technology and Industrial Aerodynamicsthe Institute for Life Sciences and our Institute for Maritime Law, Southampton is world-leading in the marine and maritime sector.

Join us, and you’ll have the scope to become an international leader in your field. While you pursue your research interests and deliver high-quality teaching, you can take advantage of our wide-ranging multi-disciplinary research, education and enterprise opportunities. On top of this, as you develop innovative research proposals, teaching programmes and funding bids, and seek to maximise the impact of your research in societal, industrial and/or policy matters, we’ll support you through membership of a research group and a dedicated senior colleague to guide your progression and integration into the University. Simply put, whether you’re an early or mid-career academic, this is the place to grow your reputation for excellence in research and teaching. 

To apply, you’ll need a PhD, or equivalent professional qualifications, and have a growing track record of published research. You should be comfortable presenting your findings at meetings and conferences, coordinating research activities and managing research budgets. You will have a passion for educating the next generation of ocean scientists, with experience of teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level. 

The University is Athena SWAN silver award recognised, we’re committed to improving equality for women in science and engineering, so we’ll help you find a good work/life balance with flexible or even part-time working hours. Our comprehensive benefits package also includes a contributory pension scheme, generous holiday allowance, subsidised fitness facilities, a cycle-to-work scheme and a range of other discounts. The School of Ocean & Earth Science is Athena SWAN bronze award recognised.

Positions are available at Level 5 (Lecturer; salary range £39,152 to £49,553) and Level 6 (Associate Professor; salary range £51,034 to £64,145). 

For more information about the opportunities you could create with us, please contact: Search Committee Chair, Professor Rachael James (;+44 2380 599005).

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed application form online at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above.  If you need any assistance, please call Steff Palmer (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4560. Please quote vacancy reference number 1214019HN 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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