Offerd Salary:£57,696 - £64,914
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Job Purpose

To make a substantial and positive contribution to the strategic direction of the School through leading and contributing to world-changing and internationally-competitive research, high quality teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, securing research funding, and providing academic leadership and management within the School. To actively engage in relationships with external stakeholders that advance knowledge exchange, public understanding and outreach.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Perform the following range of activities:

1. Develop, lead, and sustain a coherent research programme in numerical modelling (e.g., finite difference, finite element, etc) of magmatic, fluid flow, and planetary formation processes appropriate to the School of Geographical and Earth Science (GES), and the College of Science and Engineering (CoSE) research strategy.

2. Enhance a robust 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 and beyond;

- Generating public engagement and research impact in terms of 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 external bodies to support future research;

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

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

- Supervision of postgraduate taught and postgraduate research (i.e., MSc, PhD) students.

3. Lead on the planning, organisation and delivery of substantial and high- quality teaching, supervision and assessment activities across under/postgraduate programmes within the school of Geographical and Earth Sciences and via field classes.

4. Lead on 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 (Todd Ehlers).

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.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills, and Experience



A1 A PhD or equivalent in the field of geosciences (broadly defined) and a reputation for scholarship.

A2 Comprehensive and relevant research experience in the development and application of numerical modelling techniques (e.g., finite difference, finite element, etc.) for understanding volcanic and magmatic systems, fluid- flow and reactive transport, and planetary formation.

A3 A developed national/international reputation, evidenced by esteem indicators, in the fields of computational geosciences that enhance existing activities within the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences.

A4 Demonstrated leadership, external funding, and contributions to academic and strategic management.

A5 Prior international research and scholarship experience as a doctoral student, postdoctoral researcher, and/or academic staff member.



C1 Ability, drive, and influence as evidenced by an international research profile and research impact.

C2 Research creativity and strong cross-discipline collaborative ability.

C3 Excellent communication skills and collegiality, with the ability to communicate complex data/concepts clearly and concisely.

C4 Good teamwork and team leadership skills, including demonstrated supervisory skills of undergraduate and graduate students.

C5 A strong commitment to high-quality, research-led, student-orientated teaching and a proven ability to engage students, inspire learning, and provide pastoral care to students to ensure their effective development and assist with difficulties, e.g., learning support/problems.

C6 Excellent leadership skills, able to develop early career academic colleagues.


D1 Potential to foster collaboration between Geology and Geophysics research with other subject areas across the school and university (e.g., Geography, Environmental Geosciences, Engineering).



E1 A demonstrated track record of presentations and publications.

E2 Demonstrated experience in undertaking independent research and contributing to successful external funding applications.

E3 Excellent track record in developing and delivering teaching, tutoring, or demonstration at the undergraduate or postgraduate level.

E4 Demonstrate enhanced leadership, academic responsibility, and strategic management at a research-led institution, particularly through internationally leading research, outputs, and funding and evidenced research impact.

E5 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, or research impact case studies.


The School of Geographical and Earth Sciences (GES) is one of six schools in the College of Science and Engineering. GES has 35 FTE academic staff and 16 FTE professional staff. It delivers three undergraduate programmes with 600 student FTEs (Environmental Geoscience, Geology, Geography) and eleven taught postgraduate programmes with 100 FTEs. Research is organised into two groups, Earth Systems Science (ESSRG) and Human Geography (HGRG), and a graduate school with 55 FTE MSc and PhD students. The school contains close linkages with university research centres such as the Centre for Sustainable Solutions, Centre for Data Science and AI, the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre, and the Glasgow Computational Engineering Centre.

The city of Glasgow and the University provide a stimulating international setting with a diverse population and student body. Glasgow is a vibrant city and offers a large range of cultural, music, and culinary opportunities as well as numerous parks and museums. Glasgow is located at the southern end of the Scottish Highlands and is close to the coast. It provides access to exceptional year-round outdoor activities and an international airport.

Application requirements

Required application materials include completion of online application via University of Glasgow website, CV (including a list of publications and prior/current / pending funding, names, and contact information for three references), 1-page description of future research/scholarship plans and 1-page teaching statement of prior and proposed teaching, as well as a cover letter commenting on their fit with the breadth of disciplines in the school and university research centres. Importantly, the cover letter should also include point-by-point and clearly labelled descriptions/responses of the applicants fit with each of the Knowledge/Qualifications, Skills, and Experience criteria listed below. The shortlisting of applicants is expected to occur in May 2024, with interviews occurring in May/June 2024.

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be Grade 9, £57,696 - £64,914 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., 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.

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 welcome 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.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. 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. for more information.

Vacancy reference number: 144788

Closing date: 21st May 2024

Vacancy Ref : 144788 Close Date : 21-May-2024 23:45

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