Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Reader in Atmospheric Science –AC2122NB

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences invites applications for a Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Reader in Atmospheric Science. We particularly welcome applicants with a focus on modern atmospheric sciences and environmental change. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, aerosols & cloud formation processes, greenhouse gases, pollution & air quality, renewable energy, meteorology, natural hazards/extreme weather, land-atmosphere and ocean-atmosphere coupling and solutions-based research to drive a sustainable future.  


The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Atmospheric, Earth or Environmental Science or a cognate discipline and complement our vibrant research, which spans three themes: Climate, Society and Environment; Earth Resources and Sustainability; and Evolution of Planets and Life. They will develop an externally funded, innovative and impactful research programme and contribute research-led teaching. 


Experience in teaching undergraduate students is desirable for Lecturer applicants and required for Senior Lecturer/Reader applicants. The latter must also demonstrate a suitable combination of success in attracting external funding, research leadership at national and international level and experience with successfully carrying out administrative duties.    


*Appointment at Grade 8 Senior Lecturer / Reader level (salary range: £57,696 - £64,914 pa) will be considered for candidates with more experience/knowledge of the area with the job description to be amended accordingly.  


The School delivers two BSc Honours degrees (Geology, Environmental Earth Sciences), an integrated undergraduate Masters in Earth Science (MGeol), and two taught MSc programmes (Geochemistry, Strategic Earth Resources). We are noted for our experiential learning, including training in field, laboratory and modelling skills and the appointee will have opportunities to contribute to these aspects of degree delivery.  


Further information and informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Richard White (rww3@st-andrews.ac.uk) or Dr Andrea Burke (ab276@st-andrews.ac.uk).   


Applications are particularly welcome from people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in academic posts at the University.    


Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the St Andrews experience.  We strive to create a fair and inclusive culture demonstrated through our commitment to diversity awards (Athena Swan, Carer Positive, LGBT Charter, Race Charters and Stonewall). We celebrate diversity by promoting profiles of BAME, LGBTIQ+ staff and supporting networks including the Staff BAME Network; Staff with Disabilities Network; Staff LGBTIQ+ Network; and the Staff Parents & Carers Network.  Full details available online: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/  


Closing Date:  21 May 2023                                       Interview Date: 26-30 June 2023  


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School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Salary: £45,585 - £56,021 per annum*

Start Date: 2 October 2023

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Reader in Atmospheric Science –AC2122NB