February 2012
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[Met-jobs] Vacancy: Professor of Risk and Disaster Reduction

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Thu, 16 Feb 2012 13:58:19 +0000


Hours: Full time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance): The appointment will be at a 
Professorial level. The salary will be negotiable on the professorial scale but 
not less than £62,110 per annum.

Duties and Responsibilities
The new Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR) aims to provide a 
focus for UCL’s risk and disaster reduction activities, which span earth and 
space science, mathematics and statistics, engineering and development 
planning, population health, anthropology, ethics and laws. We are seeking to 
appoint an outstanding individual to provide leadership in the Institute, 
develop world-class research programmes and contribute to advanced teaching and 
knowledge exchange activities.

Key Requirements
The Chair will have an outstanding record of academic research and publication 
in i) geological disasters (i.e., earthquakes, volcanoes and related hazards), 
ii) hydrometeorological disasters (i.e., windstorms, floods and droughts), 
and/or iii) disaster risk reduction (disaster risk management, resilience, 
recovery), and will be able to work collaboratively with an inter-disciplinary 

Further Details
A job description and person specification can be accessed at the link at 
bottom of this page. If you wish to discuss the post informally, please contact 
Professor Peter Sammonds, Director, IRDR, email:<>, tel [+44] (0)20 7679 2422. 
For enquiries about the application procedure please contact Dr Rosanna Smith, 

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as 
they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

Closing Date: 15 March 2012.

To apply click 

More information about the Institute can be found at<>

Lucy Stanbrough | Administrator
UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction
University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

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