Lecturer in Physical Geography

University of Birmingham - 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 investment across its research base in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences. As part of a significant investment in Geography / Environmental Sciences, we are now seeking to appoint at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level in Physical Geography. The posts are open to all fields of the discipline. The successful candidates will join the Physical Geography Research Group, which has core research strengths in Ecohydrology, Biogeochemistry, Biogeography, Fluvial Geomorphology, Wetland and Forest Hydrology, Hydro-Climatology and Sociohydrology.

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, 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. Appointees will also be expected to supervise postgraduate taught and doctoral research projects in relevant areas.

Researchers within the Physical Geography Research Group collaborate with colleagues across campus, including interdisciplinary colleagues from within the School, Biosciences, Engineering and other Schools. There are thus significant opportunities for interdisciplinary activities. Recent University investments of relevance include the Birmingham Institute for Forest Research (BIFoR), including the internationally unique BIFoR-FACE facility in Staffordshire, and a large scale freshwater ecosystem manipulation facility on campus.  

Interviews will be held on 26/27 September 2017. 

Informal inquiries can be made to Professor William Bloss (Head of School; w.j.bloss@bham.ac.uk) or Professor Stefan Krause (Physical Geography Research Theme Lead; s.krause@bham.ac.uk).

To download the details and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below; please quote Job Reference in all enquiries. Alternatively information can be obtained from 0121 415 9000 or visit www.birmingham.ac.uk/jobs

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