Lectureship in Palaeoceanography and Palaeoclimatology

The National Oceanography Centre Southampton represents an unparalleled investment in marine and Earth science and technology in the UK. It opened in 1995 in a purpose-built waterfront campus in a collaboration between the University of Southampton and the Natural Environment Research Council. The Centre houses around 500 staff.  The University component comprises about 120 staff, 600 undergraduate and 300 postgraduate students. Further information can be found at http://www.southampton.ac.uk/oes/ and http://noc.ac.uk/gsnocs. Across the University, we have strong links with biologists, chemists, engineers, physicists and medics.  

We have a diverse range of excellent laboratory and seagoing facilities. The Centre provides a unique intellectual environment for conducting world-class research and for training the next generation of scientists for a wide range of careers. We seek applications from outstanding candidates from across all aspects of Palaeoceanography and Palaeoclimatology to join our multidisciplinary research group. Relevant specialisms, include, but are not limited to, palaeoceanography, palaeoclimatology, micropalaeontology; palaeobiology; modern stratigraphic methods; isotope geochemistry; organic geochemistry; glacial geology; the development of novel proxies and/or their application to any aspect of the ocean-earth-atmosphere-cryosphere system; modelling of any aspects of Earth System history using models of low, intermediate or high complexity, with emphasis on palaeoceanographic and palaeoclimatic phenomena.

Candidate Evaluation   You must have a PhD at the time of appointment and a proven ability to publish innovative, high-quality research. Emphasis will be placed on your track record of publications and grant capture commensurate to career stage and your ability to develop a dynamic, externally funded research program with an international profile. You will have a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, including field training in oceanography, marine biology or earth science, and a desire to engage in doctoral student supervision by capitalizing on the opportunities presented by our large Graduate School.

Application Process   Enquiries should be directed to Professor Tim Minshull, Head of Ocean and Earth Science (tmin@noc.soton.ac.uk). When applying for a position, please submit your curriculum vitae, concise statements of research interests and aspirations and teaching philosophy and interests, and the names and contact details of at least three referees to www.jobs.soton.ac.uk quoting the relevant reference number and identifying one of the areas of interest detailed in the attached further particulars, with an electronic copy to Prof. Minshull.

The University of Southampton is an exciting and supportive place to work. We offer highly competitive salaries and benefits packages – an excellent pension scheme and generous holiday allowance. There is also access to excellent sport and leisure facilities and the opportunity to develop your career in a friendly and professional environment.

The closing date for this post is 17 September 2012. Please apply online through www.jobs.soton.ac.uk or alternatively telephone 023 8059 2750 for an application form. Please quote vacancy reference number 129112HN on all correspondence.

Further details:   We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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