Posted on: 18 July, 2019
Application deadline: September 2, 2019
Lecturer in Planetary Geoscience, University of Glasgow, Scotland
- Reference Number 026860
- Location Gilmorehill Campus / Main Building
- College / Service COLLEGE OF SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
- Department SCHOOL OF GEOGRAPHICAL & EARTH SCIENCES
- Job Family Research And Teaching
- Position Type Full Time
- Salary Range £35,210 – £39,610 / £43,266- £50,132
Main Duties and Responsibilities
1. Develop, lead and sustain personal and group research aligned appropriately to School/College research strategy. 2. Enhance your research profile, reputation and esteem through:
- Establishing and sustaining a track record of independent and joint publications of international quality in high quality refereed journals, generating research impact in terms of economic/societal benefit;
- Presentation at international and national conferences and at internal/external seminars, colloquia and workshops;
- Identification of potential funding sources and the development of proposals to secure funding from internal/external bodies to support future research;
- Developing and maintaining collaborations with colleagues across the School/College/University and external Academic and Industrial Partners;
- Contribution to team/group meetings/seminars/workshops and activities to enhance the wider knowledge, outputs and culture of the School/College.
3. Contribute to the planning, organisation and delivery of high quality teaching, supervision and assessment activities across under/post-graduate programmes within the Subject/School. 4. Contribute to the on-going development and design of under/post-graduate curricula, to ensure a research-led approach to student learning and assessment in the discipline and/or profession. 5. Manage a variety of academic administrative activities, including timely delivery of effective and constructive feedback on assessment, and provision of pastoral support. 6. Contribute to the management and organisational duties of the School, as assigned by the Head of School. 7. Engage in personal, professional and career development. 8. Contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan – Inspiring People – Changing the World. http://www.gla.ac.uk/about/strategy/people/
For appointment at grade 8: Demonstrate enhanced leadership, academic responsibility and strategic management, particularly through internationally leading research, outputs and funding.
Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience
Essential: A1 Relevant PhD or equivalent experience within geology, Earth science, geomorphology, geochemistry or a cognate discipline A2 Significant breadth/depth of knowledge in planetary geology or geomorphology A3 A growing international reputation, evidenced by esteem indicators, in a field that matches or enhances existing activities within the Earth Systems Research Group of the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences.
C1 Ability, drive and influence to develop an international research profile C2 Research creativity and strong cross-discipline collaborative ability as appropriate C3 Excellent communication skills, with ability to communicate complex data/concepts clearly and concisely C4 Excellent interpersonal skills and a collegiate approach C5 Appropriate workload/time/project/budget/people management skills C6 Extensive IT and data analysis/interpretation skills C7 Good team leadership skills including demonstrable supervisory skills C8 A strong commitment to high quality, research led, student orientated teaching and proven ability to engage students to inspire learning, and to provide pastoral care to students
For appointment at Grade 8 C9 Excellent leadership skills, able to develop early career academic colleagues and manage a research team C10 Excellent influencing and collaboration skills to facilitate shaping the research agenda of the academic community and funders C11 Exceptional commitment to high quality teaching, enthusing students and inspiring learning
Essential: E1 Sufficient depth of relevant research experience including postdoctoral experience, appropriate to an early career researcher E2 Evidence of a track record of presentations and publications E3 Experience in undertaking independent research and contributing to successful funding applications E4 Excellent track record of development and delivery of teaching at undergraduate or postgraduate level
For appointment at Grade 8: E5 Strong track record of undertaking research, publishing in high impact journals at national and international level, and in attracting external research funding E6 Excellent track record of contribution to academic and administration activities in a research led institution
Typical Performance Standard:
For Lecturer: Design and lecture on equivalent of 30 credits in undergraduate or postgraduate programmes; carry normal project supervision load.
The School of Geographical and Earth Sciences (GES) is one of seven schools in the College of Science and Engineering. GES has 35 FTE academic staff, 16 FTE professional staff and ~600 FTE students. It delivers three undergraduate programmes (Earth Science, Geology, Geography) and six taught postgraduate programmes. GES has two research groups, Earth Systems (ESRG) and Human Geography (HGRG), and a graduate school with ~50 FTE MSc and PhD students. The School has close links with the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC), and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies in Dumfries. GES made two submissions to REF2014, one from ESRG plus SUERC, and the other from the HGRG, both of which were highly rated. Our commitment to equality and diversity has been recognised by the award of Athena SWAN silver.
For informal enquires please contact the Head of School Professor Martin Lee (Martin.Lee@Glasgow.ac.uk).
Standard Terms & Conditions
This is a full time, open ended post. The successful applicant of this post will be enrolled onto the University’s Early Career Development Programme (ECDP). This will provide for you as an early career academic staff member to be developed and supported over a specified timeframe to facilitate the advancement of your academic career. Information on the programme can be found on our website at: http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/humanresources/all/pay/ecdp/policy/ New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months. The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits. Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate. All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies. It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment. We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equality. The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401. Vacancy Reference: 026860