Associate Professor/Professor in Physical Geography; University of Exeter

Job Title: 
Associate Professor/Professor in Physical Geography
Job Location: 
Exeter, United Kingdom
Application Deadline: 
Monday, March 20, 2017

Geography at Exeter has expanded rapidly in recent years, to become an international leader across the range of contemporary geographical and environmental research. We are one of the largest Geography departments in the UK, and were ranked 7th in the UK for research intensity in REF2014, and 3rd in terms of research power in Geography by the THE.

We now seek to make a senior appointment in Physical Geography, at Associate Professor or full Professor level, depending on qualifications, track record and experience. This post is being advertised simultaneously with a second, more junior appointment in Physical Geography. The post will be based at the Streatham Campus, Exeter.

Physical Geography at Exeter is diverse and leading-edge. Our work is influential in shaping research agendas in fields that include soil and peatland carbon dynamics, ecosystem functioning in tropical forests, soil erosion and landscape restoration, river and floodplain processes, ice sheet and glacier dynamics, past and future climate change, and coastal and marine ecosystems and processes. We invite applications from candidates able to demonstrate how their current work and future ambitions would extend our current areas of research, teaching and external engagement. For this post, we especially welcome applications from those with expertise that extends our interests in the fields of glacial, coastal or river catchment science.

At Associate Professor level, applicants will be leading authorities their area, with an international reputation, as evidenced by research publications, sustained funding as principal investigator, and relationships with external organisations and funders. Applicants will have also experience of making significant contribution to the development and clarification of research strategy for their subject area. At Professor level we seek a leading international figure with significant leadership experience. Applicants will be innovative researchers with a very strong track record in terms of research funding, world-leading quality publications and well-developed relationships with external organisations and funders. Appointments at all levels will be expected to enhance the student experience at Exeter through sustained contributions to our taught degree programmes.