Professor in Applied Geoscience/Sustainable Mining

University of Exeter - College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences

This integral role within the ESI will primarily lead and support the research and teaching activities in the area of Applied Geoscience and/or Sustainable Mining, with particular emphasis on the environment and sustainability. The ideal candidate will be an innovative researcher with a strong and current record of research funding and high impact, international quality publications. Therefore the post holder will be a leading international figure with the ability to attract world-class academics to their research group.

Alongside research, and as the quality of learning and teaching is central to our success, our educational mission is to create an internationally exceptional educational experience for all students that equips them to make a positive impact in the world, with that we are seeking applicants who have a demonstrable excellence in teaching to ensure this mission is upheld.

Applications are welcomed from candidates researching into applied geoscience, whose relevant areas of expertise include but are not limited to hydrogeology, groundwater geochemistry, fracking, geothermal energy, clays, sustainable mining, mine waste, mine remediation and the environmental & societal impact of mining.

Cornwall will appeal if you wish to work in beautiful surroundings with plenty of opportunities for sporting and outdoor activities. The campus is a few minutes’ walk from Penryn and only 10 minutes from Falmouth, which is the centre of Cornwall’s creative scene, with businesses, studios, shops and galleries, and great live music across the town. Falmouth’s seven beaches, beautiful rivers and the world-famous marina also make it a haven for those who love sand, sailing and surf. The University will also provide assistance with relocation costs and support where required.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Dean of the College, Prof Ken Evans, email: to discuss the posts further. Informal enquiries can be made to Prof Kip Jeffrey (tel: email: You may also wish to consult our web site at (  for further details of the ESI College.

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students and is ranked 7th in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016, 9th in the Guardian University Guide 2016 and 10th in The Complete University Guide 2016. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), the University ranked 16th nationally, with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. Exeter was named The Times and The Sunday Times Sports University of the Year 2015-16, in recognition of excellence in performance, education and research.  Exeter was The Sunday Times University of the Year 2012-13.

The University will launch its flagship Living Systems Institute in 2016, a world-class, interdisciplinary research community that will revolutionise the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. This follows recent investments of more than £350 million worth of new facilities across its campuses in recent years; including landmark new student services centres - the Forum in Exeter and The Exchange on the Penryn Campus in Cornwall, together with world-class new facilities for Biosciences, the Business School and the Environment and Sustainability Institute.

The University of Exeter's Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) is a £30 million interdisciplinary centre leading cutting-edge research into solutions to problems of environmental change; in so doing we are enhancing people's lives by improving their relationships with the environment. We are based on the University's Penryn Campus, near Falmouth.

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