Vacancy ID:
5367
Location:
Leicester
Department:
Geography, Geology and the Environment
Vacancy terms:
Full time, permanent
Salary details:
Grade 8 - £40,927 to £50,296 per annum
Hours per week:
37.5
05 Jul 2022
About the role
The School of Geography, Geology & the Environment is seeking to make an academic appointment at Lecturer (Grade 8) level in Environmental Geoscience. We are looking to strengthen the interface between our research in Applied Geology, Environmental Science, and Health & Sustainability through research underpinned by knowledge in spatial analysis and/or big data.  As a Lecturer on a teaching and research contract, you will play a key role in the development of our research portfolio and also make significant contributions to the delivery of our high-quality undergraduate and post-graduate teaching programmes.  
 
Our strength in applied geology has primarily been focused on mineral exploration.  Through the Centre for Sustainable Resource Extraction we have a growing body of work at the interface with sustainability and environmental issues, including major active research projects around the circular economy in minerals, and the remediation of mine tailings in the Philippines.  In environmental science, we have expertise in the mathematical modelling of environmental systems with particular interest in the chemical transfer between agricultural land to ground and surface waters.  Since 2018, staff within the School also play a key role in the Centre for Environment, Health and Sustainability where our research crosses over with life sciences and interacts closely in the area of Health research.
 
As a School we have Undergraduate programmes ranging across disciplines from Geology, through Environmental Science, to Geography, all emphasising critical thinking and the development of a suite of quantitative and qualitative research skills. Through the use of innovative teaching and assessment methods, we encourage our students to be aware of the relationship between the physical understanding of processes and the impact we have on the modern world.  At the postgraduate level we have programmes in GIS, Satellite Data Science, and Environmental Futures. 
About you
The successful candidate will have a background in geology or geoscience, have produced innovative scholarly output, and be able to demonstrate leadership potential through a clear research vision.  We are looking for a candidate who can bring skills related to spatial analysis and/or big data analysis into the area of Environmental Geoscience, and the research should complement and create synergies to the existing expertise within the School.  There will also be opportunities to create further interdisciplinary links with a range of natural, physical & social scientists across the University.  
Additional information
Informal queries are welcome and can be made to Professor Stewart Fishwick on [email protected]
 
We anticipate that interviews will take place between 13 and 21 July. 
 

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