Lecturer/Senior Lecturer– Paleoclimate Modelling

University of Glassgow
February 23, 2023
Offerd Salary:£46,047 - £53,353
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Contract Type:Open-ended
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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer– Paleoclimate Modelling

Job Purpose

To carry out research and scholarship in paleoclimate atmospheric general circulation modelling. Deliver an excellent student experience through teaching and assessment of field-based geology and paleoclimatology courses, and contribute to management and administration. At Grade 8, demonstrate leadership and contribute to academic and strategic management, and advance knowledge exchange, public understanding and outreach. At Grade 9, demonstrate exceptional ability in peer-review publication output and external fundraising through research grants.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Perform the following range of activities:

1. Develop, lead and sustain personal and group research aligned appropriately to School/College research strategy.

2. Enhance your research profile, reputation and esteem through:

- Establishing and sustaining a track record of independent and joint publications of international quality in high-quality refereed journals, generating research impact in terms of economic/societal benefit;

- Presentation at international and national conferences and at internal/external seminars, colloquia and workshops;

- Identification of potential funding sources and the development of proposals to secure funding from internal/external bodies to support future research;

- Developing and maintaining collaborations with colleagues across the School/College/University and external Academic and Industrial Partners;

- Contribution to team/group meetings/seminars/workshops and activities to enhance the wider knowledge, outputs and culture of the School/College.

3. Contribute to the planning, organisation and delivery of high-quality teaching, supervision and assessment activities across under/postgraduate programmes within the Subject/School.

4. Contribute to the ongoing development and design of under/postgraduate curricula, to ensure a research led approach to student learning and assessment in the discipline and/or profession.

5. Manage a variety of academic administrative activities, including timely delivery of effective and constructive feedback on assessment, and provision of pastoral support.

6. Contribute to the management and organisational duties of the School, as assigned by the Head of School.

7. Engage in personal, professional and career development.

8. Contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the University's Strategic Plan, Inspiring People – World Changers Together.

For appointment at grade 8 Lecturer:

9. Demonstrate enhanced leadership, academic responsibility, and strategic management, particularly through internationally leading research, outputs and funding.

For appointment at grade 9 Senior Lecturer:

10. Demonstrate exceptional ability in peer-review publication output and external fundraising.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills, and Experience



A1 Relevant PhD or equivalent experience in Geology/Earth Science or a cognate subject.

A2 Demonstrate through publication outputs the setup, simulation, and analysis of past climate using atmospheric general circulation models.

A3 Demonstrate through publication outputs linkages between paleoclimate change and landscape evolution.

A4 Significant knowledge and understanding of field-based geologic mapping and also climatology to enable teaching these at the undergraduate level.

A5 A developing national/international reputation, evidenced by esteem indicators, in a field that matches or enhances existing activities within the School.

A6 Knowledge of advanced computational methods on Linux clusters.

For appointment at Grade 9 Senior Lecturer:

A7 An extensive and established reputation in research and/or teaching within the subject area to develop new knowledge and understanding within the field


B1 Knowledge of multivariate statistical and machine learning techniques applied to paleoclimate studies.



C1 Experience in conducting simulations with, and statistical analysis of, atmospheric general circulation models.

C2 Field-based geologic mapping experience.

C3 Research creativity and strong cross-discipline collaborative ability as appropriate.

C4 Excellent communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex data/concepts clearly and concisely.

C5 Excellent interpersonal skills and a collegiate approach.

C6 Appropriate workload/time/project/budget/people management skills.

C7 Extensive programming (e.g., Python, Fortran, etc) and Linux IT and data analysis/interpretation skills.

C8 Good team leadership skills including demonstrable supervisory skills.

C9 A strong commitment to high quality, research led, student orientated teaching and proven ability to engage students to inspire learning, and to provide pastoral care to students

For appointment at Grade 9 Senior Lecturer:

C10 Excellent leadership skills, able to develop early career academic colleagues and manage a research team.

C11 Excellent influencing and collaboration skills to facilitate shaping the research agenda of the academic community and funders.

C12 Exceptional commitment to high-quality teaching, enthusing students, and inspiring learning.



E1 Sufficient depth of relevant research experience, including postdoctoral experience, appropriate to an early career researcher.

E2 Evidence of an emerging track record of presentations and peer-review publications.

E3 Experience in undertaking independent research and contributing to successful funding applications.

E4 Excellent track record of development and delivery of teaching, tutoring, or demonstrating at undergraduate or postgraduate level studies in the fields of field geology and climatology.

For appointment at Grade 8 Lecturer:

E5 Demonstrate enhanced leadership, academic responsibility, and strategic management, particularly through internationally leading research, outputs and funding.

E6 Strong track record of undertaking research, publishing in high-impact journals at the national and international level, and attracting external research funding.

E7 Excellent track record of contribution to academic and administration activities in a research led institution.

For an appointment at Grade 9 Senior Lecturer:

E8 In addition, demonstrate a distinctive contribution to the academic community through a leading role nationally and internationally e.g. shaping research agendas, advising review panels and funders.

E9 Evidence the above criteria to a higher degree, particularly in the generation of research, outputs, funding, supervision, and knowledge exchange/impact.

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be Grade 8/9, £46,047 - £53,353 /£54,949 - £61,823 per annum.

This post is full time and open ended.

As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.

2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/payandpensions/pensions/, benefits and discount packages.

3 A flexible approach to working.

4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/staff/healthwellbeing/.

We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcomehttps: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/ from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/athenaswan/ and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.

We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https: // www. gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs/ for more information.

Vacancy reference number: 107810

Closing date: 23 February 2023

Vacancy Ref : 107810 Close Date : 23-Feb-2023 23:45

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