Lecturer in Geology with a focus on Petrology

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University of Bristol
Bristol, United Kingdom
£44,045 - £49,553
Apr 11, 2021
Apr 26, 2021
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The role

The University of Bristol School of Earth Sciences seeks an outstanding geologist for a permanent Lectureship (Assistant Professor) appointment. The research area is broadly defined as the petrological study of the Earth, and we welcome applications from across that discipline, from shallow crust to core and encompassing igneous and metamorphic petrology and mineral resources.

The School of Earth Sciences is internationally leading in research, teaching, and impact, with research and teaching interests that span the discipline. The Petrology Group's research encompasses the structure, formation, evolution and dynamics of Earth from shallow crust to core. Specific topics include crustal processes (tectonics, magmatism, volcanism, and mineral resources), subduction and deep volatile cycling, magma generation in the mantle, superdeep diamond inclusions, core formation and the differentiation of the early Earth, and the physical properties of minerals and melts. The Petrology Group collaborates with every other group in the School. It also leads and participates in diverse multidisciplinary collaborations with other schools in Science and Engineering at the University and with external partners in industry (e.g., BHP) as well as academic institutions in the UK and across the world.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates with plans to take advantage of the world-class facilities for experimental petrology housed within the School. The Group hosts a unique and cutting-edge combination of experimental and analytical facilities that allow experiments to be performed at conditions of pressure and temperature ranging from the surface of the Earth to its centre. Much of our equipment is designed, built and maintained in-house with the aid of the School's well-equipped machine shop. These are embedded in a suite of outstanding School Facilities, including the Bristol Isotope Geochemistry mass spectrometry labs and a world-class electron microbeam suite. University researchers also have free access to a growing range of exceptional high-performance computing resources, including the BlueCrystal 4 and Isambard supercomputers. Group members are also closely involved with cutting edge technique development at a variety of international synchrotron user facilities.

The School is committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). Information on our policies and strategy is available on our website, and we strongly encourage applications from all backgrounds especially those historically underrepresented in academia. We are committed to providing mentorship and a collegial and inclusive working environment for staff and have a proactive EDI committee with broad representation across the School.

Please include a full CV and a two-page cover letter that briefly summarises your vision for research (including impact), education, and EDI, including how you will contribute to our collegial, collaborative and inclusive community.

What will you be doing?

The successful candidate will conduct world-class, innovative and agenda-setting research that complements and extends the diverse research portfolio of the existing Petrology Group and the broader School, which includes internationally renowned Volcanology and Geochemistry research groups. A track record of research excellence and an ability to obtain external funding are essential.

The post holder will also be enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge with students and will have a strong commitment to both classroom and field teaching. We offer undergraduate BSc and MSci degree programmes in Geology, Geophysics, Environmental Geoscience, and Palaeontology and Evolution (~80 students per year total). The School also has two postgraduate taught MSc programmes including one in Volcanology, in addition to a vibrant cohort of postgraduate research students (~100 total).

You should apply if
  • You have a proven track record of research excellence.
  • You have the potential to procure funding, build a research group and become a leader in your field.
  • You are ready to teach petrology and geology in the classroom and the field, have a potential for teaching excellence and a desire to develop pedagogical skills
  • You have an ability to effectively undertake administrative roles
  • You have a commitment to fostering equity, diversity and inclusivity in the Earth Sciences
  • You have a commitment to collegiality with all staff and students
  • You have an ability to make interdisciplinary connections between petrology and other fields such as tectonics, volcanology, mineral resources and the evolution of the earth system
  • You have a willingness to engage and collaborate with existing members of the Petrology Group, the School and the wider University
  • You have an enthusiasm to exploit the outstanding experimental petrology facilities.

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

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