Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Atmospheric Science

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

Salary: £39,993 - £74,259 (Lecturer salary from £39,993 - £47,722 a year with potential progression (to £53,690 a year)). (Senior Lecturer/Reader salary from £49,148 - £56,950 a year with potential progression (to £74,259 a year)). The successful candidate will be appointed at the grade appropriate to their experience and qualifications.

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 Atmospheric Science to expand our extensive and internationally excellent research and teaching in this field.

Current research strengths in Birmingham include urban air pollution, atmospheric chemistry, applied meteorology and climatology. The group is heavily involved in international field projects supported by RCUK, EU, DfID and industrial sponsor, development of new observational tools including sensor networks, evaluation of vehicle and other emissions through on-road and dynamometer experiments, laboratory and chamber studies of atmospheric chemical processes, modelling of atmospheric processing on a range of spatial scales (street canyon to global), prediction of meteorological extremes and climate impacts upon infrastructure, and biosphere-atmosphere interactions.  Our facilities include several new on-line field instruments, a substantial NERC investment in a detailed atmospheric monitoring on campus, and the BIFoR-FACE facility. Research in this area will further benefit from a major University capital investment in a new Molecular Sciences research laboratory building in the near future.  We also have a strong track record in the provision of science advice to inform local, national and EU policy. For further details, please see: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/environmental-health/index.aspx

Applications are invited from candidates in all areas of atmospheric science; however we particularly encourage applications which will complement our research strengths in Applied Meteorology or Air Pollution, and related topics. Candidates able to strengthen our engagement with industry / business and wider outreach would be especially welcome. Preference will be given to candidates whose work is based primarily upon experimental measurements (field or laboratory) and data analyses rather than solely numerical modelling. 

Applicants for this post must demonstrate (or show potential for) international excellence in their 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, and applicants must have a commitment to delivering excellent research-informed teaching and learning, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and communicating the relevance and impact of their research to stakeholders.  

Interviews will be held in early February (provisionally, 12/13 Feb 2018). 

Candidates are encouraged to address informal enquiries to Professor William Bloss (Head of School; w.j.bloss@bham.ac.uk) or Professor Roy Harrison (Research Theme Lead; r.m.harrison@bham.ac.uk) ahead of formal application.

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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