[ES_JOBS_NET] Professor of Environmental Change, University of Portmouth

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Fri Mar 24 16:06:21 MDT 2017

Professor of Environmental Change *University of Portsmouth* - Department
of Geography
Location: Portsmouth
Salary: Not specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 20th March 2017
Closes: 17th April 2017
Job Ref: ZZ003776

*Faculty of Science *

*Salary**:  Competitive Salary            *

*Interview date: 15 May 2017 *

The Department of Geography wishes to appoint a research leader in
environmental change, specialising in Quaternary and/or contemporary
timescales. The Department of Geography has an emerging group of talented
staff working mainly in past environmental change which the post-holder
will be expected to nurture, and collaborate with where appropriate.  The
post-holder will also be expected to contribute to broader strategic
research leadership across physical and environmental geography.

Candidates will have a substantial international research profile as
evidenced by well-cited publications in leading journals and a track record
of attracting research funding. An ability to make connections between
research areas and have a multi-disciplinary outlook is essential. We are
looking for a high-calibre scientist with leadership capabilities, willing
to share expertise and nurture others.

In return, the post-holder can expect minimal teaching for two years, the
opportunity to collaborate with a group of talented early-career
researchers and work in a department enjoying an exciting renaissance.
Thereafter, the Department operates a system of ‘teaching light’ semesters
and research sabbatical scheme. The candidate will be expected to
enthusiastically integrate research specialisms into teaching, while
developing skills relevant to the graduate labour market, thus contributing
to the Department's strategy of skills-focused and research-informed

The Department has 22 academic staff, all of whom are research active, as
well as a number of research fellows and post-graduate research students.
The Department’s research culture is blossoming, with active research
groups integrating specialisms spanning environmental processes and change,
environmental management and human geography.

The Department offers BA and BSc degrees in Geography, and a new BSc
Sustainable Environmental Management degree from 2017. MSc programmes are
offered in Coastal & Marine Resource Management and Geographical
Information Systems, which attract healthy numbers of international
students. There is also a Masters by research (MRes).

For further information about this role, including a candidate pack and how
to apply, please visit www.workforportsmouth.co.uk

Prospective candidates may wish to seek informal discussions with the Head
of Department, Professor Donald Houston: donald.houston at port.ac.uk or Dr
Nick Pepin, Associate Head for Research & Reader in Climate Science:
nicholas.pepin at port.ac.uk
To apply please submit a full CV and covering letter (no more than two
pages) summarising your proven ability related to the person and job
specification to chair-environmental-change at port.ac.uk
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