Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

Job summary

Situated in the heart of South Kensington’s museum district, the Department of Earth Science and Engineering at Imperial College London employs ~45 academic staff members and ~85 postdoctoral research scientists supported by a team of 26 professional and technical staff. Our academics and researchers are at the cutting edge of discovering how Earth and planetary systems work and how natural resources and energy can be sustainably extracted...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG00595
  • Date posted 21 November 2018
  • Closing date 11 January 2019

Job description

Job summary

Situated in the heart of South Kensington’s museum district, the Department of Earth Science and Engineering at Imperial College London employs ~45 academic staff members and ~85 postdoctoral research scientists supported by a team of 26 professional and technical staff. Our academics and researchers are at the cutting edge of discovering how Earth and planetary systems work and how natural resources and energy can be sustainably extracted and utilized, using a combination of pure and applied research. We are a multidisciplinary and diverse community that promotes inclusive and collaborative work. We have strong ties with colleagues across Imperial College London and have a track record of working closely with our neighbours at the Natural History Museum who offer complementary expertise, access to unique sample collections, impressive analytical facilities and outreach opportunities. We collaborate with colleagues both nationally and internationally.

Our research is wide-ranging and is performed across three sections: Earth & Planets, Petroleum Geoscience and Engineering and Computational Geoscience and Engineering. Our teaching involves Undergraduate-level courses in Geology, Geophysics and Petroleum Geoscience and Masters-level courses in Petroleum Geoscience, Petroleum Engineering and Metals and Energy Finance. We continue to develop our teaching portfolio and have recently added a new MSc course in Applied Computational Science and Engineering and a new undergraduate degree scheme in Earth & Planetary Science.

Duties and responsibilities

We invite applications for three permanent positions to join our friendly and dynamic department. We are looking for colleagues in any area that complements and enriches our existing activities. You will be committed to performing original research, looking to develop an international reputation for the quality of your research, open to growing your research interests, and intending to write research funding bids and engage in opportunities to do so with your colleagues in the department and across Imperial College London. You should be excited to join our dedicated teaching programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, engage with our curious and talented students, and help your colleagues within the department and across Imperial College London with administrative activities, thereby contributing to our excellent national and international reputation.

We will help you to develop, build, nurture and inspire your research group, to become an international leader in your field, and to provide the best possible educational experience to our students. You may be a Postdoc, Research Fellow, or already hold a Lectureship or Senior Lectureship or an equivalent position (Assistant Professor) at an academic institution or industrial organisation.

Essential requirements

For appointment to Lecturer, in addition to relevant post-doctoral experience, applicants will possess a doctorate in Earth Science, Engineering or a related discipline, a number of high-quality publications in refereed journals, and evidence of the skills and qualities required for winning research funding.

For appointment to Senior Lecturer, candidates will have a growing internationally-recognised research record in Earth Science, Engineering or a related discipline. In addition, candidates will have contributed to undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching, have a track record of participation in successful postgraduate student supervision, and a history of attracting research funding.

Further information

To apply, please visit our website: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/. You will find this vacancy by searching either the position title or job number: ENG00595. Within your submission please ensure you include: 

  • a completed application form
  • a full CV (including a list of publications) that covers any aspects of your career not covered by the application form
  • a statement of your research plans over the next 5 years (2 pages maximum)
  • a brief statement of your teaching interests (1-page maximum)

We are looking for colleagues who are available to start on or after 1 March 2019.

For academic enquires please feel free to contact the Head of Department, Mark Sephton, via email: m.a.sephton@imperial.ac.uk.

Should you have any queries about the formal side of the application process, please contact Katie Rycraft, Resource and Research Administrator via email: k.rycraft@imperial.ac.uk.

For technical issues when applying online, please contact: recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

Closing date: 11th January 2019.

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.