University Lecturer in Earth Sciences Three Posts

Applicants are invited to apply for a lecturer position in earth sciences at University of Cambridge. The funding allows successful candidate to work for five years. The deadline for applying is January 19, 2019.

A University Lectureship is broadly equivalent to an Assistant/Associate Professorship

We seek three candidates carrying out creative and innovative research in the Earth Sciences to join our collegial and supportive department. We encourage applications from individuals using observational, numerical and/or experimental techniques in Earth Sciences who will complement and enhance our current research and teaching portfolio, including new and emerging areas of Earth Sciences and its applications. We welcome collaborative and inclusive new colleagues to join us in formulating our future research agenda and making the next important discoveries and breakthroughs in Earth Science. These appointments are part of a broad strategy to increase the scope and diversity of our research and we will also be advertising two further senior appointments (full professorships) in the coming year.

We welcome applications from those with a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Earth Sciences or allied disciplines. You should have an outstanding record of research, and its communication, in a relevant subject. The Department will partner with you in establishing a vigorous research programme at an international level and will mentor you in developing your existing capabilities to raise external funds in support of your research. We offer many opportunities to contribute to synergistic research activities in the Department (and the University) leading to interaction with colleagues across many areas. You will be encouraged to recruit and supervise our talented and diverse group of postgraduate research students and postdoctoral research fellows.

The Department also supports a rigorous and vibrant programme of teaching at undergraduate and post-graduate levels. You should have the desire and potential to help inspire the next generations of scientists through the delivery of the highest quality education at undergraduate and postgraduate level. You will be given the opportunity to participate in teaching at all levels. At elementary level, you may be asked to help with teaching outside your immediate field of specialisation. All of our academic staff take part in undergraduate field teaching which is an integral and rewarding part of our curriculum.

The appointments will be made at an appropriate salary for University Lecturers with review after five years and appointment to the retiring age thereafter.

As well as submitting a CV and contact details for three referees, your letter of application should include (a) a list of publications, (b) a 1000 word statement covering your current research, future research directions, and teaching experience.

Interviews will be held in the first half of March 2019.

If you have any questions please about the position, in the first instance please contact the Administrator (


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