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Our synergistic research, education and enterprise delivers ground-breaking knowledge on fundamental scientific problems. We apply this knowledge to address pressing environmental and societal challenges, while educating and training the next generation to build and steward our planet for the future. We deliver major degree programmes in natural sciences, oceanography, marine biology, geology, geophysics and environmental geoscience that equip our students to be leaders in solving many of the most important issues facing our society. Our world-class alumni build successful careers around the world in science, engineering, industry, commerce, policy and government.

We enjoy a research and teaching environment with critical mass and global reach that interfaces with colleagues across the University of Southampton in Life and Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Physical Sciences, and the Social, Human, Medical and Mathematical Sciences, the Southampton Marine & Maritime Institute and the Boldrewood Innovation Campus.

We take pride in the diversity of research in our School spanning across marine biology and ecologyphysical oceanographypalaeoceanography and paleoclimatemarine biogeochemistrygeology and geophysics and geochemistry. We lead the prestigious  NERC INSPIRE Doctoral Training Programme (DTP) and are home to one of the largest graduate schools in Ocean and Earth Science in the world, with >150 PhD students. We are integral to both the interdisciplinary Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute and Institute for Life Sciences. We are home to the only Regius Chair in Ocean Sciences in the country. Based at the University’s Waterfront Campus at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton, we have a range of unique and world class facilities. We collaborate broadly both nationally and internationally, including our close collaborative relationships with the independent National Oceanography Centre.

Join us and be part of the future of Ocean and Earth Science

We are seeking to appoint up to six Faculty positions in Climate Science to grow our research and enterprise activities, to enhance our research-led education and extend our international reach. These positions are part of a substantial number of appointments planned over the next two to three years and present an exciting opportunity to influence the Ocean and Earth sciences agenda within a world leading school at the University of Southampton.

We invite applications from candidates in all areas of climate science with the ambition to unlock solutions to mitigate and/or manage the effects of climate change. Specific areas of research interest could include: global and regional climate-Earth system modelling, analysis of observational and modelled data sets, ocean and atmosphere circulation, ocean-atmosphere interactions, climate-cryosphere dynamics, organism-environment interactions and/or adaptations in a changing climate, and climate-Earth system changes on anthropogenic and palaeo timescales.

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For all posts, you will demonstrate a passion for education and an ability to enhance our undergraduate and postgraduate curricula in Ocean and Earth science.

Strong applicants should demonstrate:

  • A doctorate and postdoctoral experience in a climate science related discipline
  • Ability to obtain peer-reviewed funding
  • Evidence of distinction in research through high quality publications
  • Ability for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
  • Abiility to create collaborative partnerships with stakeholders to exchange knowledge

We welcome applications from all candidates with an interest in the role, and those who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+ and people with disabilities.

Interviews will take place in person starting in July 2022. The deadline for all applications is the 23rd May 2022.

 

What we can offer you

We are an ambitious, mutually supportive academic community and passionate about creating an environment where everyone can achieve their full potential in education, research and enterprise. As such, we hold a departmental Athena SWAN bronze award alongside the institutional silver award. We value diversity and equality and recognise that employees may wish to have working patterns that fit with their caring responsibilities or work-life balance. Due consideration will be given to applicants who have had career breaks for reasons including maternity, paternity or adoption leave, disability or illness. We offer a generous holiday allowance and additional University closure days, subsidised health and fitness facilities and access to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS).

For further details about the post you are invited to contact the Head of School (HoS), Professor Mark Moore cmm1g06@soton.ac.uk 44 (0) 2380594801. Expressions of interest in subject areas outside of those specifically mentioned above can also be sent to the HoS using the same contact.

Application procedure: Please include details for up to three referees, your full CV, your publication list and a 500-word research plan.

You should submit your completed online application form at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above.

Lecturer/Associate Professor in in Computational Environmental Science and Data Analytics

(Salary: £39,739 to £65,107)

You will use innovative computational approaches to pursue outstanding research questions at the interfaces among Earth, ocean, climate and life sciences. Using a data and/or computer science approach you will exploit the opportunities presented by vast data sets. For example datasets generated by increased deployment of autonomous systems featuring high-resolution sensor and imaging capability, or large equipment arrays. You might leverage those data to answer outstanding research questions spanning geospatial, climatic, geohazards, biological tracking or oceanographic fields. Your specialisms in data analytics might include the analysis of big data through Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, uncertainty quantification, and/or data assimilation and integration.

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Lecturer/Associate Professor in Physical Oceanography

(Salary: £39,739 to £65,107)

You will have a growing international profile in an aspect of physical oceanography. The School is exceptionally well-equipped for innovative research that addresses major societal issues, including the role of ocean circulation on the global climate system, the influence of ocean-atmosphere coupling on climate variability and change, operational ocean forecasting, the interaction between physical and biogeochemical processes in shelf seas, and the impact of sea-level rise and flooding on the coast communities and ecosystems. We are especially interested in applicants working on research questions related to ice sheet modelling and polar ocean dynamics or ocean-atmosphere dynamics.

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Lecturer/Associate Professor in Palaeobiology

(Salary: £39,739 to £65,107)

You will have a growing international profile in marine palaeobiology and add to our thriving research programs at the interfaces between earth, ocean, climate and life sciences. We seek applications from individuals working across a range of fields that include the study of diversity through space and time; the biotic and abiotic impacts of major evolutionary and ecological events; the application of paleontological data and methods to conservation and environmental management; better links between living and fossil systems and the development of new palaeobiological methods to interrogate the marine sedimentary record.

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Lecturer in Marine Biology

(Salary:   £39,739 to £50,296)

You will have a growing international profile in an aspect of marine biology. The capacity for organisms to respond and adapt to environmental and climatic change, and/or other human activities can have major implications for food security, coastal and marine protection, restoration and long-term management strategies. We are seeking an outstanding marine biologist, with interests in whole-animal biology and ecophysiology or related areas of research that speak to the challenges of marine conservation, management and food security. The School is exceptionally well-equipped to support this work, housing a multi-user aquarium and experimental facilities capable of tight environmental control and hyperbaric capability. The successful candidate will have an exciting opportunity to build a long-term programme that complements existing strengths in this area within the School of Ocean and Earth Science and the wider University.

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For all posts, you will demonstrate a passion for education and an ability to enhance our undergraduate and postgraduate curricula in ocean and earth science.

Strong applicants should demonstrate:

A doctorate and postdoctoral experience in a relevant discipline

Ability to obtain peer-reviewed funding

Evidence of distinction in research through high-quality publications

Ability for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching

We welcome applications from all candidates with an interest in the role, and those who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+ and people with disabilities.

Interviews will take place online in February. Applicants who are made an offer will be invited to campus for further discussion. The deadline for all applications is the 31st January 2022.

What we can offer you

We are an ambitious, mutually supportive academic community and passionate about creating an environment where everyone can achieve their full potential in education, research and enterprise. As such, we hold a departmental Athena SWAN bronze award alongside the institutional silver award. We value diversity and equality and recognise that employees may wish to have working patterns that fit with their caring responsibilities or work-life balance. Due consideration will be given to applicants who have had career breaks for reasons including maternity, paternity or adoption leave, disability or illness. We offer a generous holiday allowance and additional University closure days, subsidised health and fitness facilities and access to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS).

For further details about the post you are invited to contact the Head of School (HoS), Professor Mark Moore cmm1g06@soton.ac.uk 44 (0) 2380594801. Expressions of interest in subject areas outside of those specifically mentioned above can also be sent to the HoS using the same contact.

Application procedure: Please include details for up to three referees, your full CV, your publication list and a 500-word research plan.

You should submit your completed online application form at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above.