Lecturer in Geo-environmental Hazards

Cardiff University
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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University/Academia/Research/Think tank
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Not Specified
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As part of an on-going programme of investment and development, the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Cardiff University is seeking to appoint a lecturer in Geo-environmental Hazards. You should share our passion for high quality research-led teaching, including field-based learning.  You will be able to contribute to a range of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, including both natural hazards and other environmental hazards that often arise from human impact on the Earth’s surface and resources.  You will also supervise MSc and PhD thesis students.
The successful candidate must develop and sustain an internationally-recognised, externally-funded research programme addressing environmental/geohazards and their impacts.  We are seeking candidates who complement our current research programme and who are able to integrate across existing areas of expertise. Current areas of research interest in the school at large include tectonics, geodynamics, magmatism, natural resource exploration, marine science, palaeoclimate, climate/environmental change, hydrology and hydrogeology, high-latitude and montane environments, and environmental/geohazards and their impacts.
You will join our lively and dynamic School which is internationally-recognised for its research and teaching. You will have an excellent academic research record, including quality peer-reviewed publications and the proven ability to secure external funding to support your research.
The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting inclusive working practices in STEMM subjects in higher education. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and women candidates as BAME and women are currently under-represented within the School. Appointment will always be made on merit.
This is a full-time post (35 hours per week). The post is available immediately and is open-ended.
Salary: £33,797 - £40,322 per annum (Grade 6)
For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Ian Hall, Head of School, Email: EarthHos@cardiff.ac.uk  or Dr Jenny Pike, Director of Learning and Teaching, Email: Pikej@cardiff.ac.uk
For further details about working in Cardiff University please contact Briony FitzGerald, email: FitzgeraldB1@cardiff.ac.uk
More information on the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/earth-environmental-sciences

Important Notes:
Applications can only be accepted via the online system.
Date advert posted: Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Closing date: Saturday, 5 December 2020

This post has previously been advertised to employees of Cardiff University only.  We now invite external applications.

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received. Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

Job Description

Main Function
To deliver high-quality and research-led teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and contribute to the research record of the School through commitment to carrying out research leading to the publishing of high-quality research. To pursue excellence in research, teaching and enterprise and to inspire others to do the same.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
•             To conduct research within Geo-environmental Hazards and contribute to the overall research performance of the School and University by the production of measurable outputs including bidding for funding, publishing in national academic journals, conferences and/or other research outputs, and the recruitment and supervision of postgraduate research students. 
•             To develop research objectives and proposals for own or joint research including research funding proposals
•             To give conference/seminar papers at a local and national level
•             To participate in School research activities.
•             To design and deliver teaching programmes for courses and contribute to module development as part of a module team
•             To carry out other forms of scholarship including work associated with examinations (setting and marking paper and providing constructive feedback to students), administration, participation in committee work, and the pastoral care of students of Cardiff University
•             To inspire undergraduate and postgraduate students under the guidance of a mentor / module leader and develop skills in assessment methods and in providing constructive feedback to students.
•             To supervise the work of students including the supervision of Undergraduate and Master’s students and the co-supervision of PGR’s
•             To act as a Personal Tutor and provide pastoral support to students
•             To engage effectively with industrial, commercial and public sector organisations, professional institutions, other academic institutions etc., regionally and nationally  to raise awareness of the School’s profile, to cultivate strategically valuable alliances, and to pursue opportunities for collaboration across a range of activities. These activities are expected to contribute to the School and the enhancement of its regional and national profile.
•             To undergo personal and professional development that is appropriate to and which will enhance performance in the role of Lecturer.
•             To participate in School administration and activities to promote the School and its work to the wider University and the outside world
•             Any other duties not included above, but consistent with the role.

Person Specification

Essential Criteria
Qualifications and Education

1.            Postgraduate degree at PhD level in a related subject area or relevant industrial experience
Knowledge, Skills and Experience

2.            An established expertise and proven portfolio of research and/or relevant industrial experience within the following research fields:
             Geo-environmental Hazards
3.            Teaching experience at undergraduate/postgraduate level
4.            Knowledge of current status of research in specialist field
5.            Proven ability to publish proven ability to publish in national journals and/or other research outputs
6.            Proven ability to be successful in competitive research funding
7.            Ability to contribute to the delivery and continued development of modules across the Schools teaching programmes
Pastoral, Communication and Team Working

8.            Proven ability in effective and persuasive communication
9.            The ability to provide appropriate pastoral support to students, appreciate the needs of individual students and their circumstances and to act as a personal tutor
Desirable Criteria
10.          Relevant professional qualification(s).
11.          Evidence of collaborations with industry.
12.          Proven ability to work without close supervision
13.          Proven ability to adapt to the changing requirements of the Higher Education community.
14.          Evidence of ability to participate in and develop both internal and external networks and utilise them to enhance the teaching and research activities of the School.
15.          A willingness to take responsibility for academically related administration.

Additional Information

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