Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (E&R) in Hydrological and/or Water Quality Modelling

University of Exeter

Exeter, UK 🇬🇧

Job details

Job reference: P81394
Date posted: 06/04/2022
Application closing date: 05/05/2022
Location: Exeter
Salary: Senior Lecturer (Grade G, £44,706 to £60,022) and Lecturer (Grade F, £36,382-£47,419) depending on qualifications and experience.
Package: Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).
Contractual hours: Basis
Job category/type: Academic

Attachments: Job_Description_P81394.pdf

College of Life and Environmental Sciences

We are seeking to appoint either a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer on a full time, permanent basis from September 2022.

The role

We are seeking to appoint a new Senior Lecturer with a particular interest in Hydrological and/or Water Quality Modelling and Geographical Information Systems

The role will fulfil research, teaching and administration duties as a lecturer or senior lecturer in hydrological and/or water quality modelling within the Centre for Resilience in Environment, Water and Waste (CREWW) in the Department of Geography. With regard to teaching, specifically, to contribute teaching and student support on the new MSc in Geographical Information Science (GIS) program within the Department of Geography, both in terms of water-industry specific content and in terms of generic GIS teaching and learning.

To contribute to extending the research profile of Geography, particularly in areas related or complementary to the Centre for Resilience in Environment, Water and Waste (CREWW).

CREWW is an exciting new venture at the University of Exeter, directed by Prof Richard Brazier. Funded by a grant from Research England and investment by South West Water, CREWW has been established to undertake research into some of the most pressing environmental challenges in our time – namely how we can manage our precious natural resources in ways which are sustainable and resilient in the face of climate change and population growth.

CREWW research focuses on pressing issues facing the water and waste sectors, including:

  • How to protect drinking water supplies from pollution
  • The safe treatment and disposal of wastewater
  • Ensuring we have enough water to cope with a growing population and climate change
  • Protecting the water supply network
  • Predicting and preventing pollution from the waste water network
  • Understanding how catchments respond to flooding and drought, to improve future resilience.

CREWW research is undertaken by academics who work with partners in industry, government and NGOs, to develop a shared understanding of the issue and practical solutions which will benefit the environment, society and economy.

To contribute to the general operation of the College as a member of its academic team.

About you

The successful applicant will have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in an active field of hydrological and/or water quality modelling research related or complementary to existing Exeter strengths. They will be able to demonstrate the following qualities and characteristics:

For a Lecturer post you will have:

  • A PhD or equivalent in a subject or a closely related discipline modelling and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in a relevant active field of research
  • A strong record in attracting funding for research, or demonstrate potential to attract such funding
  • An active approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research
  • Enthusiasm for delivering high quality undergraduate programmes
  • Strong connections and funded projects with business and community partners
  • Involvement in projects which develop impact.

For a Senior Lecturer post, in addition to the above, you will have:

  • A strong potential for research leadership
  • A track record in refereed publications and success in significant grant capture
  • Relationships with external organisations and funders/ and knowledge and experience of key sectors or business challenges

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role by clicking on the attachment.

What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is of international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

Informal Enquires:

Before submitting an application you may wish to discuss the post further by contacting Professor Richard Brazier, email [email protected], or Professor Henry Buller, email [email protected]