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Chair in Geophysics
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: S&E-15213

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 27/02/2020

Salary: Currently starting at £66,538 per annum, higher increments are available based on experience)

Employment type: Permanent

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

School/ Directorate: Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: Not specified

The University invites applications for the above post which is available immediately.


The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at The University of Manchester seeks an experienced, high quality candidate for a Chair in Geophysics who is already an established and leading scientist. A broad range of Geophysics expertise will be considered, including, for example, quantification and interpretation of sub-surface structures using geophysical methods, or application of InSAR techniques to examine surface processes or deep Earth core/mantle boundary processes. There is the potential for a joint appointment with our Department of Physics for candidates who bridge between physics and geophysics.


You will be expected to undertake teaching on the undergraduate/MSc Earth and Planetary Science, and Environmental Science pathways and conduct a programme of research which will enhance and complement the School’s existing research strengths. 


Applicants must have a BEng or BSc (Hons) or equivalent in Geophysics, Physics, Earth Science or a related subject and hold a PhD in Earth Science or a related subject. 


Further criteria for the position are listed in the further particulars of the post. 


The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN Charter for gender equality in higher education.  The School holds a Bronze Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff to achieve a good work-life balance. Appointments will always be made on merit. 

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Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies


Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:


Name: Professor Mike Burton, Head of Department



General enquiries:


Tel:      0161 275 4499


Technical support:


Tel:      0161 850 2004



This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date


Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.



The closing date for this job has now passed.