Lectureship in Physical Geography
University of Liverpool
The School of Environmental Sciences integrates the disciplines of Geography, Geology, Geophysics, Ecology, Marine Biology, Oceanography and Planning, thus providing a rich environment for interdisciplinary research and learning and a range of potential collaborations. The School comprises around 85 academic staff, 50 support staff, 50 research staff, 1400 undergraduate students and 250 postgraduate students. The School has four research centres of excellence: the Liverpool Institute for Sustainable Coasts and Oceans (LISCO), the Liverpool Earth Observatory (LEO), the Centre for Spatial Demographics Research and the Geographic Data Science Laboratory. It also co-hosts NERC-funded Doctoral Training Partnerships and an ESRC Doctoral Training Centre and, as well as the Low Carbon Eco-Innovatory and the ESRC Consumer Data Research Centre. The School has developed successful collaborations with colleagues the University’s Institute for Risk and Uncertainty CDT and has strong links with Politics, Sociology and the Management School through the Heseltine Institute for Public Policy and Practice. We work in close partnership with NERC’s National Oceanography Centre, which is located on the University campus, especially through LISCO. School staff are committed to the development of cross-cutting research themes and are involved in the University’s research themes. Further details:
Climate: Past, Present & Future (CL)
Continuing the recent investment in the Department of Geography and Planning in the School of Environmental Sciences, we wish to recruit a Lecturer in Physical Geography whose research strongly matches the current activity in the Environmental Change Research Group (https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/geography-and-planning/research/environmental-change/about/) and links to other research groups across the School, particularly the Planning and Ecology research groups (see: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/environmental-sciences/research/). We are particularly interested in applicants with international research expertise in Environmental Change, linking past trends over the Quaternary to present-day dynamics in addressing threats to tropical, semi-arid and arid ecosystems. The focus of your research would therefore be in tacking environmental problems in areas eligible for GCRF funding. Applicants should demonstrate an ability to conduct relevant, internationally excellent research, would ideally have relevant experience in higher education teaching, and have a keen interest in developing interdisciplinary/cross-disciplinary links in research and teaching across the School.
Departmental research facilities support a wide range of analytical, sampling and survey techniques across environmental change research, including equipment and expertise for high resolution site investigations and topographical survey; sampling sediments and soil sequences; geochronological analysis (the Liverpool OSL laboratory); environmental chemistry (µXRF scanning, XRF and AAS), particle size and shape analysis, organic content and composition (FTIR and TGA/DSC) and mineralogy (FTIR, UV/VIS DRS); environmental magnetic analyses; palaeoecology (pollen, diatoms, dinoflagellates); and the hydraulics research laboratory for understanding the complex interaction between turbulent flows and sediment beds. Allied School research facilities include the rock deformation laboratory, the LIFER isotope laboratory, and the geomagnetism laboratory, as well as state-of-the-art laboratory analytical equipment for teaching in the Central Teaching Laboratory.