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[Met-jobs] Professor/Reader Position at Northumbria University (UK)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Fri, 11 Dec 2015 17:15:52 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

As part of a large investment in multidisciplinary research themes,
Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK is seeking to appoint a
Professor/Reader in Extreme Environments. The Extreme Environments theme
links research in the Departments of Geography and Mathematics. This
post is well suited to climatologists and we welcome applications from
highly qualified candidates in any area climatic science or related fields.

Full details of the post and application details and forms can be found


Details of the Extreme Environments research theme, with links through
to staff and research group web pages can be found here:

The deadline for applications is 12:00 noon (GMT) on 18 January 2016

Please contact me for informal enquiries. The full job advert is
included below.


Professor/Reader in Extreme Environments

Engineering and Environment

Ref: EAE15/22 (MDRT)

Salary: Professor salary: Competitive Reader salary: £49,230 - £57,047

Department of Geography

Department of Mathematics & Information Sciences

Northumbria University, Newcastle is now in the UK top 50 for research
power and has been recognised by Times Higher Education as having the
biggest rise in research power of any university following the results
of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), a national
assessment of research quality in UK universities. To further strengthen
our world-leading research areas we are investing to develop exciting
opportunities in multidisciplinary research.

The Extreme Environments multidisciplinary research theme is a
university wide initiative which draws together ground-breaking research
in understanding and harnessing physical and biological environments
that operate under extreme conditions, such as those found in the
Earth's surface, subsurface, oceans, atmosphere and in the solar system.
Theme expertise ranges from the geophysical exploration of Antarctic
subglacial lakes, responses of glaciers, snow cover and permafrost to
climate change through the investigation of nonlinear waves, the
Sun-Earth connection, solar physics and space weather, to the
reconstruction of past extreme climates using ocean cores, speleothems
and pollen records.

We seek to appoint high calibre individuals at Professorial and Reader
level with an excellent international reputation in any of the research
areas relevant to the Extreme Environments multidisciplinary research
theme. You will be based in the Department of Mathematics & Information
Sciences or the Department of Geography as appropriate to your
disciplinary strengths. You will drive and enhance the highest quality
research, teaching and entrepreneurial activities and actively encourage
this amongst colleagues. The Departments have particular strengths in
solar physics, computer science, environmental geochemistry &
microbiology, mathematics, cold and palaeoenvironments, physics and
statistics. Candidates with expertise in any of these research areas are
welcome to apply, and we will consider high quality applicants in any
fields of research relevant to the Extreme Environments theme.

You must hold a first degree and be qualified to Doctoral level in a
relevant discipline and have leading subject expertise and specialist
knowledge gained through research activity, professional practice or
consultancy. Proven ability to deliver high quality research led
teaching within an appropriate field and a publication profile
commensurate with the post of Professor/Reader are essential.

For informal enquiries about this post please contact:

Dr Benjamin Brock (Geography) Tel: +44 (0)191 227 3225, Email:
<> or

Dr James McLaughlin (Solar Physics and Mathematics) Tel: +44 (0)191 227
3667, Email:

For more information about the Extreme Environments theme please visit:

To apply please submit a comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV) along with
a covering letter detailing a summary of your research ambitions over
the next 3-5 years. Please include current salary details and the names
and addresses of 2 referees. Referees will not be approached until the
final stages and not without prior permission from candidates. All
candidates are also requested to complete the attached Equal
Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Northumbria University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes
applications from all sectors of the community and particularly from
under-represented groups.

This post will close at 12:00 noon on 18 January 2016

Closing date: 18 January 2016

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