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Lecturer/Associate Professor in Geosciences

Geology & Geophysics

Location:  National Oceanography Centre Southampton
Salary:   £42,155 to £68,589 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Friday 03 February 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2106322HN

Join us and be part of the future of Ocean and Earth science in Southampton.

We are seeking to make Faculty appointments in the area of Geoscience, to grow our research and enterprise activities, further enhance our research-led education, with a particular focus on supporting our growing Environmental Geoscience programme, and extend the international reach of our activities. As part of an ongoing series of appointments planned over five years, you will have the opportunity to join a growing number of new scientists in our School, driving changes in our research and education programmes. You will have an exciting opportunity to influence the Earth science agenda within a world leading school at the University of Southampton.  

We seek applications from individuals with research interests across the geosciences, but particularly in the areas of: volcanology; mineral resources and economic geology with applications to the energy transition; planetary geology and hydrogeology. Applicants in these areas should be pursuing outstanding research questions and will have a growing international profile that adds a new dimension to the thriving research programs across the interdisciplinary School of Ocean and Earth Science (SOES). You will contribute to delivery and development of our growing Environmental Geoscience programme, as well as our long-standing programme in Geology. Applicants will also be expected to contribute to our student field courses operating both in the UK and overseas. Based at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton, within the University’s Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences, and with strong links to other schools, institutes and facilities across the university, academics within SOES are ideally located to support innovative cross-disciplinary research, enterprise and education agendas. 

Our School takes pride in research that spans marine biology and ecologyphysical oceanographypalaeoceanography and paleoclimatemarine biogeochemistrygeology and geophysics and geochemistry. We lead the prestigious NERC INSPIRE Doctoral Training Programme (DTP) and are home to one of the largest graduate schools in Ocean and Earth Science in the world, with >130 PhD students. We are integral to both the interdisciplinary Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute and Institute for Life Sciences. We are home to the only Regius Chair in Ocean Sciences in the country. Based at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton site we have a range of unique and world class facilities. We collaborate broadly both nationally and internationally, including our close collaborative relationships with the independent National Oceanography Centre

Strong applicants should demonstrate:

  • A doctorate and postdoctoral experience in a relevant discipline
  • Ability to obtain peer-reviewed funding
  • Evidence of distinction in research through high-quality publications
  • Ability for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
  • A passion for education and an ability to enhance our undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum in Ocean and Earth science.

This post is offered on a full-time, permanent basis.

We welcome applications from all candidates with an interest in the role, and those who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+ and people with disabilities.

Interviews will take place in person in March 2023.

What we can offer you  

We are an ambitious, mutually supportive academic community and are passionate about creating an environment where everyone can achieve their full potential in education, research and enterprise. As such, we hold a departmental Athena SWAN bronze award coupled to an institutional silver award. We value diversity and equality and recognise that employees may wish to have working patterns that fit with their caring responsibilities or work-life balance. Due consideration will be given to applicants who have had career breaks for reasons including maternity, paternity or adoption leave, disability or illness. We offer a generous holiday allowance and additional University closure days, subsidised health and fitness facilities and access to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS). 

For further details about the post you are invited to contact the Head of School, Professor Mark Moore cmm1g06@soton.ac.uk 44 (0) 2380594801

This vacancy is for Lecturer / Associate Professor, please see the job descriptions showing the different levels of responsibilities and state in your application which Level you wish to be considered for.  

Application procedure: 

Please include details for up to three referees, your full CV, your publication list and a 500-word research plan.

The application deadline is midnight on the closing date. If you need assistance, call Janice (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk. Quote reference 2106322HN on all correspondence. 

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We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value the diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity. 

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.


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