Jackson Senior Research Fellow in Land Use and Environmental Change

University of Oxford - Environmental Change Institute ECI , School of Geography and the Environment SoGE , Oxford

The Environmental Change Institute ECI is seeking to appoint a Senior Research Fellow in land use and environmental change. This post will be held in conjunction with a Jackson Supernumerary Fellowship in Land Use and Environmental Change at Oriel College. The postholder will have an established research track record in some aspects of land use and/or land cover research. This topic is interpreted broadly and might be approached from a number of natural and/or social science perspectives, but will involve study of the interaction between human systems and biophysical systems on the Earth’s surface.

The main function of the post will be to establish, develop and lead a research programme on land use change in the ECI, alongside and in collaboration with the ECI’s existing research programmes in Energy, Climate, Biodiversity, Water and Food. This will involve developing ambitious research proposals, building collaborations with academic and other stakeholders, and, in due course managing staff within the programme. You will be expected to publish research of the highest international standards and promote beneficial impact from the work of your growing research group. You will also contribute to the strategic planning, management and intellectual life of the ECI. You will offer a modest amount of postgraduate teaching, especially on the MSc in Environmental Change and Management programme and provide supervision for MSc and DPhil students. As a Jackson Supernumerary Fellow of Oriel College non-Governing Body , responsibilities will include contributions to college life and advising a small number of graduate students at Oriel College.

The successful applicant will have a doctoral degree and evidence of high quality publications in the field of land use. You will be recognised as a senior authority in one or more relevant fields of research. Experience of teaching students of high ability and mentoring doctoral students is essential.

As a Supernumerary Fellow of the College, the successful applicant will be entitled to a stipend of between £8,770 and £9,868, a housing allowance of £8,088 and Senior Common Room membership and common table.

The appointment will be available full-time for 3 years in the first instance.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 15 September 2017, and interviews will be held on 9 October 2017.

Applications are particularly welcome and encouraged from female candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the School of Geography and the Environment SoGE .