Senior Lecturer in Environmental Nanoscience

University of Birmingham - School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Salary: £39,324 - £73,018 (Full time Lecturer salary from £39,324 - £46,924 a year with potential progression (to £52,793 a year). (Full time Senior Lecturer/Reader salary from £48,327- £55,998 a year with potential progression (to £73,018 a year). 

The University of Birmingham is continuing to make strategic investments across its research base in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences. As part of a significant investment in Environmental Sciences / Geography staffing, we are now seeking to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Environmental Nanoscience. Applications are invited from candidates to further strengthen and expand our activities in the area of Environmental Nanoscience and related topics.

Current activity spans analytical and experimental nanoscience, with a range of environmental and biological applications; the broad focus for this research is to underpin the safety assessment of engineered nanomaterials. We seek to grow our Nanoscience research strength; while applications in all areas of environmental Nanoscience will be considered, we encourage applications which will complement our experimental strength through the application of theoretical / modelling approaches to develop predictive capacity in assessing nanomaterial environmental fates, including from other disciplines. The successful candidate may also contribute to future activity of the Environmental Nanoscience group, e.g. in nanoscale processes in waste treatment and management, water treatment, metal cycling in natural and/or engineered systems, circular economy and Nano-waste recovery.

Applicants for this post must demonstrate (or show potential for) international excellence in their respective research area. Evidence of a track record in publishing work of the highest academic quality and impact is essential, alongside track record of / potential for obtaining external research funding. Willingness to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries within the School and College is strongly encouraged.  In addition to demonstrating (or showing potential for) internationally excellent research, applicants must have a commitment to delivering excellent teaching and learning, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, in environmental sciences (broadly defined) and communicating the relevance and impact of their research to stakeholders. The successful candidate will contribute to administrative tasks (appropriate to their appointment grade) to support delivery of research and teaching within the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences. The appointee will also be expected to supervise postgraduate taught and doctoral research projects in relevant areas.

Interviews will be held on 27/28 September 2017.  Informal Enquiries may be addressed to:

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