[CRYOLIST] Vice Chancellor Fellow Position at Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK.

Hilmar Gudmundsson hilmar.gudmundsson at northumbria.ac.uk
Thu Jan 24 06:06:18 PST 2019

Dear Members of the Cyolist
The Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences and the research theme Extreme Environments, at Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK, invites qualified candidates to apply for a permanent position in Earth Sciences.
We are particularly interested in high-quality applications from candidates who will either align with our areas of existing strength, or support us in growing capacity in allied areas. Current research themes in the Department include extreme environments, cryospheric science, palaeoenvironmental reconstruction, bioavailability of environmental pollutants, ecological resilience, carbon cycling, sustainable development, risk reduction, creative industries, identities and inequality, media convergence, everyday b/ordering and visual methodologies.
The position is permanent. The successful candidate is to be employed by Northumbria University, Newcastle, as a Vice Chancellor Researcher Fellow with limited teaching load, with a transfer to a lectureship, or a senior lectureship, after an initial three-year period, depending on experience and qualifications.
Northumbria has an active research group focusing on Extreme Environments (https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/research/changing-challenging-world/extreme-environments/), and a large number of full-time staff members working on research topics related to the cryosphere (https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/academic-departments/geography-and-environmental-sciences/our-staff/).  For more information about the Department and its research please visit our homepage at: https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/academic-departments/geography-and-environmental-sciences/.
You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your extensive knowledge and subject expertise through individual and collaborative academic activity. Successful candidates will be selected according to the excellence of their research profile and plans (candidates are encouraged to include a two-page research plan in their application),regardless of their area of research interest.
For informal enquiries about these Fellowships please contact the Head of Department, Professor Ben Brock, benjamin.brock at northumbria.ac.uk, or the Subject Leads for Physical Geography and Environmental Sciences: Professor Hilmar Gudmundsson: hilmar.gudmundsson at northumbria.ac.uk<mailto:hilmar.gudmundsson at northumbria.ac.uk> and Human Geography, Policy and Development: Professor Andrew Collins: andrew.collins at northumbria.ac.uk
The University of Northumbria at Newcastle (UNN) is the 6th biggest University in the UK. Currently, Northumbria University has 38,000 students from 135 countries and 3,000 staff and located in the central part of Newcastle upon Tyne. The University has branches at partner institutions in Asia and Europe. The University compromises four academic Faculties including the Faculty of Engineering and Environment (EE) and the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences (HLS). In the latest UK Research Excellence Framework (2014) - a national research assessment exercise based on peer review of publications, impacts and awards data - research was judged to be "internationally excellent" or "world leading" in all disciplinary areas in which UNN submitted.
For further information, and to apply use the link: https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/work-for-us/job-vacancies/academic-590-vicechancellors-fellow-in-geography-and-environmental-sciences
Kind regards,
Hilmar Gudmundsson

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