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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Environmental Sensing

University of Stirling - Division of Biological and Environmental Sciences (BES)

Location: Stirling
Salary: £39,992 to £56,950 (Grade 8/9)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 10th August 2018
Closes: 11th September 2018
Job Ref: FAC00960

The Post

Applications are invited for a Grade 8/9 lecturer/senior lectureship/associate professor position in the Division of Biological and Environmental Sciences (BES). We seek to appoint a colleague in Environmental Sensing. Understanding highly dynamic environmental systems and providing early warning of environmental hazards and threats to society necessitates the development of novel sensor networks at spatial and temporal resolutions of observation beyond that which can be achieved by conventional monitoring programmes and strategies. In a climate of cost savings and reduction in monitoring programmes, there is a very real need to develop sensor, platform, and data handling technologies to better understand environmental systems, to reduce uncertainties, and deliver better models of the environment. UK (Industrial Strategy, Global Challenges Research Fund) and European (Horizon 2020) research funding opportunities highlight the need for novel environmental sensor development to bridge the gap between conventional and Earth observation methods. By building the capability to develop bespoke sensors, we also anticipate the potential to exploit commercial and research opportunities to deliver high end as well as more ubiquitous citizen-orientated technologies that can build on the Internet of Things to deliver technical real-world solutions, generate highly original research, and also present new opportunities to the sensor industry. The successful applicant will complement the existing capability and world-leading research of the Earth Observation (EO) Group and will be expected to collaborate across the Division and Faculty more generally, especially within the fields of landscape and catchment science in areas focussing on environmental change. The applicant will contribute novel solutions orientated teaching within existing undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and the Applied Earth and Planetary Observation MSc due to commence in 2019.

Description of Duties

The successful candidate will have a PhD in an appropriate discipline of sensor and network development, including engineering, (geo)physics, remote sensing, earth and environmental science, have a strong publication record, a commitment to growing the research capability and capacity of sensor development and EO and its applications more broadly at Stirling. Candidates wishing to be appointed at Grade 9 must also demonstrate significant grant capture success, as detailed in the appointment criteria for the post. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake and lead internationally excellent research, deliver high quality relevant teaching, provide appropriate administration support and other activities in Biological and Environmental Sciences, and integrate with activities across the Faculty of Natural Sciences to support and develop the Faculty’s academic profile.

In addition to making a full contribution to FNS research activities, the successful candidate will be required to:

  • Generate significant research grant and contract income to support research activity and publications.
  • Contribute to teaching and supervision activities at doctoral level.
  • Contribute to wider undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in BES.
  • Carry out administrative tasks as determined by the Head of BES and Dean of FNS.

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