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[Met-jobs] Six faculty positions at the University of Reading: 3 in Meteorology and 3 in Mathematics (Climate and Environmental Sciences Initiative)

From Robin Hogan <r.j.hogan@reading.ac.uk>
To met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk
Date Mon, 05 Nov 2012 11:38:44 +0000

The University of Reading, UK, is undertaking a major investment programme to appoint 50 new faculty positions including up to 20 in Climate and Environmental Sciences. As part of this we are delighted to advertise six permanent posts in the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences: three in the Department of Meteorology and three in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Three faculty positions in the Department of Meteorology

Professor / Associate Professor in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science
Lecturer in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science

We seek scientists with an outstanding record in atmospheric or oceanic research, strong leadership skills and an ability to attract research funding. We are interested in applicants with expertise in any area that lies in the scope of the research of the world-renowned Department of Meteorology (weather, climate, earth observation and solar-terrestrial physics). We anticipate making three appointments with at least one being at Lecturer level. This could be a Professor, an Associate Professor and a Lecturer, but more than one appointment at the same grade is also possible. Within the broad theme of atmospheric and oceanic science we have a number of strategic needs and so will be especially, but by no means exclusively, interested in candidates with expertise in the following (in no particular order): African meteorology, mesoscale and convective-scale weather systems, the impact of weather and climate on energy systems, data assimilation and earth observation, space weather and solar-terrestrial physics, and paleoclimatology and earth-system modelling.

Note that Lecturer is equivalent to tenured Assistant Professor in the US. Informal enquiries are encouraged and may be made to the Head of Department for Research, Professor Robin Hogan (r.j.hogan@reading.ac.uk, +44 (0)118 3786416), or the Head of Department for Academic Staff, Professor Eleanor Highwood (e.j.highwood@reading.ac.uk, +44 (0)118 3786688). Job reference numbers: CH12022 (for Professor / Associate Professor) and LE12054 (Lecturer). Application closing date: 14 December 2012.

Three faculty positions in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Chair / Reader in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing (deadline 9 November!)
Lecturer in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing
Lecturer in Mathematics - Nonlinear Analysis


We seek mathematicians with an outstanding record of research at the interface between mathematics and weather, climate or earth observation, as well as strong leadership skills and an ability to attract research funding.  Research interests could include (but are not limited to) numerical simulation of geophysical flows, data assimilation and inverse problems, turbulence and the mathematical understanding of sub-grid parameterized processes, nonlinear PDEs and applications to fluid dynamics, nonlinear waves, and computational techniques with application to the next generation of weather and climate models. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has an excellent research record in areas such as numerical analysis and computational modelling, inverse problems, analysis of differential and integral equations, applied statistics, theoretical polymer physics and the mathematics of cognitive neuroscience.  The successful candidate would joint a strong interdisciplinary research programme with the Department of Meteorology, which includes four joint appointments.

Note that the title of Chair is equivalent to Professor, and the title of Reader will be renamed to Associate Professor in October 2013. Lecturer is equivalent to tenured Assistant Professor in the US. Informal enquiries are encouraged and may be made to the Head of Department for Research, Professor Beatrice Pelloni (b.pelloni@reading.ac.uk, +44 (0)118 3788990) or the Head of School, Professor Simon Chandler-Wilde (s.n.chandler-wilde@reading.ac.uk, +44 (0)118 3786017). Job reference numbers: CH12020, LE12051 and LE12052. Application closing date: 9 November 2012 for the Chair/Reader and 13 December 2012 for the Lecturships.


For further details on any of these positions including how to apply, please click on the links above or visit https://www.reading.ac.uk/about/jobs/ and search current vacancies entering the job reference number under "key words", and click on "further particulars".

The University aspires to be an "Employer of Choice" and recognises that success is not simply determined by a competitive suite of terms and conditions of service, but by fostering a working environment that protects the physical and mental well-being of its staff. Full details of the University's Health and Well-being policy are available from HR. In addition to this, the University also supports its staff in other ways, such as its Centre for Staff Training and Development (http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/cstd/), its Sportspark (http://www.sport.reading.ac.uk/) and excellent Nursery facilities (http://www.rusu.co.uk/intheunion/nursery/) available to staff.

The School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences was awarded an Athena SWAN Silver award in 2010 in recognition of its good employment practices in relation to women working in science, engineering and technology. 


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Professor Robin J. Hogan
Room 2L77                          Tel: +44 118 378 6416
Department of Meteorology          Fax: +44 118 378 8905
University of Reading            Email: r.j.hogan@reading.ac.uk
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