[ES_JOBS_NET] Three Assistant Professor positions at Durham University (Geography): palaeoclimate, sea level, earth surface dynamics/geohazards

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Mon Sep 18 09:46:34 MDT 2017

The Department of Geography at Durham University seeks to appoint THREE
outstanding individuals at Assistant Professor. All positions may interest
geochemists on ISOGEOCHEM and please forward to colleagues whom may be

1. Assistant Professor in reconstructing palaeoclimate and
palaeoenvironmental change- https://www.dur.ac.uk/resources/hr/recruitment/

Research expertise in reconstructing past climates and/or environmental
change, to complement and/or expand our existing research profile. We
welcome applications from candidates who have experience in analysing
terrestrial, lacustrine and/or marine archives. (Deadline = 24 Nov 2017)

2. Assistant Professor in sea level change - https://www.dur.ac.uk/

Research specializing in sea level change, with expertise that complements
and/or expands our existing interests and expertise on (i) long-term trends
in both tropical and high-latitude regions; (ii) records of abrupt events
(e.g. earthquake induced change); and (iii) monitoring of recent and
ongoing coastal evolution. (Deadline = 24 Nov 2017)

3. Assistant Professor in Earth surface dynamics and geohazards -

An individual to complement and extend our world-leading research into the
rates, patterns and drivers of environmental processes, in which we seek to
understand and predict how they control sediment transfers, biogeochemical
reactions, carbon fluxes across landscapes and geohazards. (Deadline = 2
Jan 2018)

We have exceptional laboratory facilities to support these posts. Recent
investments include a multisensory core logger, XRF scanner, X-ray
facility, GC-MS and GC-IRMS for compound-specific isotope analysis,
alongside IC, ICP-MS and ICP-OES for inorganic trace and major element
analyses. A range of materials (pollen, diatoms, foraminifera and organic
biomarkers) are routinely prepared and analysed. Our field equipment
includes advanced laser scanning equipment and vehicles, a boat and several
UAVs, alongside an extensive suite of GIS and remote sensing software and
back pressure shear boxes and stress path cells in the Landslide
laboratory. and Outwith the department, we work closely with numerous
interdisciplinary initiatives in the University. Many staff contribute to
the pan-University Institute for Hazard, Risk and Resilience.

Please contact the Head of Department, Professor Mike Bentley (
m.j.bentley at durham.ac.uk) with queries.
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