Paleonet: Job Opportunity - research and teaching position

Purnell, Mark (Prof.) map2 at
Wed Jun 12 10:58:26 UTC 2013

The Department of Geology at the University of Leicester is advertising an open-ended research and teaching position in Geoscience.
We are seeking to appoint someone who can enhance our existing research strengths, and I strongly encourage appropriately qualified people with palaeobiological research interests and high quality publications to apply. (The position is advertised as 'lecturer'; if you work outside the UK system, lecturer is very roughly equivalent to Associate Professor).
There are five academic palaeobiologists in the department's Palaeobiology, Palaeoenvironments, & Palaeoclimates research group, plus active emeritus staff, postdocs and research students. We also teach undergraduate degrees in Geology with Palaeobiology.
Advert is copied below, full particulars are at
More details about palaeobiology at Leicester at and via individual staff webpages
Potential applicants can contact me, if you have any questions (see sig)

Key dates are:
Deadline for applications July 7 2013
Interviews July 25 and 26
The post will start no later than 31 October 2013

Lecturer in Geoscience
College of Science and Engineering
Department of Geology
Salary Grade 8 - £36,298 to £44,607 per annum
Open ended contract
Ref: SEN00372
At Leicester we’re going places. Ranked in the top 20 universities in Britain our aim is to climb further. A commitment to high quality fused with an inclusive academic culture is our hallmark and led the Times Higher Education to describe us as “elite without being elitist”. We wish to appoint an excellent researcher and teacher to the position of Lecturer in Geoscience. The successful candidate will join our lively and dynamic Department of Geology, which is internationally recognised for its research and teaching. You will already have an excellent academic research record, including peer-reviewed, high quality publications, and your work will enhance existing areas of research in the Department. In addition you will be able to demonstrate potential to secure research funding, to develop innovative research, and to undertake teaching, including practical classes and fieldwork at all levels. A strong commitment to research and teaching is essential.

Mark A. Purnell

Professor of Palaeobiology

Department of Geology
University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester LE1 7RH
Tel +44 116 252 3645 Fax +44 116 252 3918
mark.purnell at
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