Lecturer, Senior Lecturer

Job summary

We are looking for colleagues to complement and enrich our existing research and teaching activities, with particular interest in data science or machine learning, and their application to pure, applied or engineering problems related to Earth Science, Planetary Science, Environmental Science, or Remote Sensing and Imaging. Situated in the heart of South Kensington’s museum district, the Department of Earth Science and Engineering at...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG01671
  • Date posted 13 May 2021
  • Closing date 13 June 2021

Job description

Job summary

We are looking for colleagues to complement and enrich our existing research and teaching activities, with particular interest in data science or machine learning, and their application to pure, applied or engineering problems related to Earth Science, Planetary Science, Environmental Science, or Remote Sensing and Imaging.

Situated in the heart of South Kensington’s museum district, the Department of Earth Science and Engineering at Imperial College London employs ~55 academic and teaching staff members and ~75 postdoctoral research scientists supported by a team of ~30 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 other departments and institutes across Imperial College London and collaborate with colleagues both nationally and internationally.

Our research is wide-ranging and is performed across three sections: Computational Geoscience and Engineering, Earth & Planets and Natural Resources Geoscience and Engineering. Our teaching portfolio combines traditional Undergraduate and Masters-level Earth Science courses with pioneering programs in Earth & Planetary Science (UG), Applied Computational Science and Engineering (MSc) and Environmental Data Science and Machine Learning (MSc).

Duties and responsibilities

We invite applications to join our friendly and dynamic department as a permanent academic staff member. 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 a relevant Science or Engineering 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 a relevant Science or Engineering 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: ENG01671 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 August 2021.

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

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

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level.

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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.

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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.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to follow the Imperial Values & Behaviours framework. Our values are: 

  • Respect              
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence          
  • Integrity
  • Innovation

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

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

For technical issues when applying online please email support.jobs@imperial.ac.uk.