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University Lecturer in Physical Geography


The Department of Geography wishes to appoint a suitably qualified scholar to a University Lectureship in Physical Geography from 1 October 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Department of Geography is a friendly scholastic community with wide-ranging research interests spanning the physical and social sciences and the humanities. This opportunity follows two recent professorial appointments in physical geography.

We seek to recruit a dynamic and collegial individual who will have strong research interests and expertise in the linkages between climatological, ecological and Earth surface processes. We encourage applications from researchers developing and combining the analysis of natural proxy archives, field or experimental methods, data mining and/or numerical model simulations to further our understanding of the dynamics and evolution of Earth systems, including within coupled human-environmental systems. The successful candidate will develop significant interactions within one or more of the thematic research groups in physical geography, which bring together staff, postdoctoral research associates and PhD students - Biogeography and Biogeomorphology; Climate and Environment Dynamics; and Glaciology and Glacial Geology - and will explore linkages with other researchers in the Department, the University, and more widely.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in an appropriate area, a developing record of high quality research publications and experience of, or clear potential for, winning research grants. S/he will be expected to teach and examine on the undergraduate programme in Geography (including field courses, laboratory classes and quantitative methods), and to contribute to graduate research training. S/he will contribute, as appropriate, to the academic administration of the Department and the University.

For more information about this post, click on the 'Further information' link below.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please provide a curriculum vitae (with information on research interests, publications, research funding obtained, and relevant teaching and other experience) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. In the covering letter, applicants are encouraged to explain how they see their research and teaching interests contributing to the Department's existing activities. Full contact details of three referees are required. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates are expected to take place in Cambridge on 20 June 2017.

Please quote reference LC11639 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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