Lecturer in Earth Sciences

Durham University - Department of Earth Sciences

Grade: 7/8
Salary Range: Grade 7: £32,004 to £38,183; Grade 8: £39,324 to £46,924

Job Description

The Department of Earth Sciences at Durham University wishes to recruit an outstanding Lecturer in Earth Sciences. The Department has broad interests across the range of geosciences (see web link below) and seeks applications from highly motivated and broad-thinking candidates working in any area of geoscience research that complements and build on the department’s current expertise and interests.

The position offers an exciting opportunity to conduct both research and teaching of the highest, international quality. Academics are expected to raise funding to undertake research, to recruit and supervise postgraduate students and postdoctoral research staff, and to explore the full potential for impact of their research. All academic staff members are encouraged to develop their own research groups and are also expected to contribute to existing research themes in the Department and across the University, including collaborative vehicles such as the Durham Energy Institute and the Institute for Hazard, Risk and Resilience.

The new lecturer will be strongly committed to the education of students. The appointee will use their skills in the classroom, laboratory and/or field, as appropriate, to teach both large and small (e.g. tutorial) groups, supervise dissertation/research projects and act as an advisor for undergraduates. Staff may be asked to teach outside their immediate expertise at an elementary level.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and minority ethnic candidates. The Department values its collegial working atmosphere; it is member of the Athena SWAN Charter and holds a departmental Bronze Athena SWAN award.

Further details about the Department of Earth Sciences and its research can be found at:


Interviews are anticipated to take place in early 2017.

Successful applicants will, ideally, be in post by 1 September 2017.

For further details of this position and to make an application, please visit: www.durham.ac.uk/academictalent

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