Lecturer / Associate Professor in Environmental Computing Sciences and Data Analysis at the UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON


School of Ocean and Earth Sciences

Site: Southampton National Oceanographic Center
Salary: £ 39,739 to £ 65,107 – per year
Full time, permanent
Closing Date: Monday, January 31, 2022
Interview date: Be confirmed
Reference: 1648921HN

Join us and be a part of the future of ocean and earth science.

We are looking to appoint a Professor in the field of Ocean and Earth as part of a series of 4 new appointments to further improve our directed research education and extend the international reach of our to research and business Activities. This will be the first part of a series of appointments planned over the next five years. You will have an exciting opportunity to influence the ocean and earth science agenda at a leading school at the University of Southampton. Our school is proud of to research which spans marine biology and ecology, physical oceanography, paleooceanography and paleoclimate, marine biogeochemistry, geology and geophysics and geochemistry. We run the prestigious NERC INSPIRE Doctoral Training Program (DTP) and is home to one of the largest ocean and earth science graduate schools in the world, with over 150 doctoral students. We are an integral part of both interdisciplinarity Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute and Institute of Life Sciences. We are home to the only Regius Chair in Ocean Sciences in the country. Based at the National Oceanography Center in Southampton, we offer a range of unique and world-class products facilities. We collaborate widely both nationally and internationally, including our close collaborative relationship with the freelance National Oceanographic Center.

We are seeking applications from individuals using innovative computational approaches to pursue outstanding research questions at the interfaces between earth, ocean, climate and life sciences. You will have a growing international profile which will add a new dimension to the flourishing research programs of our interdisciplinarity School of Ocean and Earth Sciences (SOES). Based at Southampton National Oceanographic Center, the house of Fleet of autonomous marine robotic systems, and with close ties to the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute, GeoData Institute, and world-class supercomputer installations Across the University, SOES is ideally located to support innovative research programs in this area.

You will take a data and / or IT approach to exploit the opportunities offered by large datasets. For example, datasets generated by increased deployment of stand-alone systems with high-resolution sensors and imaging capabilities, or large arrays of equipment. You can use this data to answer outstanding research questions spanning geospatial, climatic, geohazard, biological monitoring, or oceanographic domains. Your data analysis specializations may include big data analysis through machine learning, artificial intelligence, uncertainty quantification and / or data assimilation and integration.

You will demonstrate a passion for education and an ability to enhance our undergraduate and postgraduate program in Ocean and Earth Sciences.

Strong applicants must demonstrate:

  • A doctorate and postdoctoral experience in a relevant discipline
  • Ability to secure peer reviewed funding
  • Evidence of distinction in research through high quality publications
  • Ability to teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels

These positions are offered on a permanent full-time basis.

We welcome applications from all applicants interested in the role and those who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from applicants from Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities, people who identify as LGBTQ +, and people with disabilities.

Interviews will take place in person or online in February 2022. In the event that the interviews are online, applicants who are offered an offer will be invited to campus for further discussion.

What can we offer you

We are an ambitious university community, united and passionate about create an environment where everyone can realize their full potential in education, research and business. As such, we both hold an Athena SWAN departmental bronze award. We value diversity and equality and recognize that employees may wish to have work models that match their family responsibilities or work-life balance. Particular attention will be paid to applicants who have had a career break for reasons such as maternity, paternity or adoption leave, disability or illness. We offer a generous vacation allowance and additional university shutdown days, subsidized health and fitness facilities, and access to the University Pension Plan (USS).

For more details on the position, you are welcome to contact the School Principal Prof. Mark Moore [email protected] 44 (0) 2380599006

This position is intended for a lecturer / associate professor, please consult the job descriptions indicating the different levels of responsibility and indicate in your application the level for which you wish to be considered.

Application Procedure: Please include details of up to three references, your full CV, list of publications and a 500 word research plan.

Application procedure

You must submit your completed online application form to https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date indicated above. If you require assistance, please call Sam Stubbs (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email [email protected] Please quote reference 1513821BJ on all correspondence.


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