Lectureship in Economic Geology and Critical Minerals
The Department of Earth Science and Engineering invites applications for one or two permanent academic positions in Economic Geology / Critical Minerals to join our friendly and dynamic department and complement and enrich our existing research and teaching activities. Your interest may lie in any area of Earth Science and Engineering that is relevant to the supply of critical minerals through the energy transition (e.g.: geology,...
Job listing information
- Reference ENG02421
- Date posted 16 December 2022
- Closing date 23 January 2023
The Department of Earth Science and Engineering invites applications for one or two permanent academic positions in Economic Geology / Critical Minerals to join our friendly and dynamic department and complement and enrich our existing research and teaching activities. Your interest may lie in any area of Earth Science and Engineering that is relevant to the supply of critical minerals through the energy transition (e.g.: geology, geochemistry, petrology, engineering, sustainability). We are keen to offer opportunities, where possible, to people from groups who are currently underrepresented in Earth Science and Engineering in the UK.
The Department of Earth Science and Engineering at Imperial College London is situated at the heart of South Kensington’s museum district in London and employs ~65 academic and teaching staff members and ~65 postdoctoral research scientists, supported by a team of ~40 professional, technical and operational 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 utilised during the energy transition and towards a zero-carbon and zero pollution future. We use a combination of pure and applied research and engineering. We are a multidisciplinary and diverse community that promotes inclusive and collaborative work, and we have strong ties with other departments and institutes across Imperial College London and beyond.
Our research is wide-ranging, spanning five broad themes in Earth Science and Engineering: Planetary Science, Earth Processes and Geohazards, Life & Health, Climate & Environment, and Energy & Resources. Our department is strong in leveraging digital technologies such as computational modelling, artificial intelligence, remote sensing, and data science. We also house an excellent set of geochemical facilities and closely collaborate with our neighbours at the Natural History Museum.
Our teaching portfolio combines traditional and pioneering undergraduate programmes in Earth & Planetary Science, Geology and Geophysics, and masters-level courses in Applied Computational Science and Engineering, Environmental Data Science and Machine Learning, Geo-Energy with Machine Learning and Data Science, and Metals and Energy Finance.
Duties and responsibilities
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.
For appointment to Lecturer, in addition to relevant post-doctoral experience, applicants will possess a doctorate in a relevant Science or Engineering discipline, original and rigorous publications in refereed journals, and evidence of the skills and qualities required for winning research funding.
For appointment to Senior Lecturer, candidates will have an established national research record in a relevant Science or Engineering discipline. In addition, candidates will have contributed to undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching, have supervised PhD students to completion, and have demonstrated a history of attracting significant research funding.
Within your submission please ensure you include:
- a CV including a complete list of publications, research funding, teaching, and student supervision
- a statement of your research plans over the next 3 and 10 years (2 pages maximum)
- a statement of your teaching interests (1 page maximum)
- a statement on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (1 page maximum)
- a completed application form – where the application form box requests information already provided in the above documents please do not duplicate, just reference in which document this has been provided.
We are looking for colleagues who are available to start as soon as possible.
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Closing date: 23 January 2023
Interview dates: weeks commencing 27 March or 17 April 2023
All candidates will be contacted by March 2023, after the shortlisting is completed.
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.
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:
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 reassignment, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.
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