Organization: University of Surrey
Department: Centre for Environment & Sustainability
Type: Lecturer / Senior Lecturer (2 positions)
The Centre for Environment & Sustainability (CES), an internationally-acclaimed interdisciplinary centre of excellence on sustainable development, is seeking applications for two academic staff positions of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer. The Centre enjoys an outstanding reputation for the quality of its teaching, student employability and research. First established at the University of Surrey by Professor Roland Clift in 1992 we have a major influence on the development of industrial ecology, systems analysis for sustainability and on policy-makers and civil society in striving to meet the challenges of living sustainably and well. The impact of our research and teaching is enhanced by working closely with diverse organisations on innovations for sustainability and their implementation in practice. The University of Surrey is actively pursuing its sustainability priorities to which CES makes a major contribution through initiatives such as management of water and energy systems in ‘living lab’ experiments, through leadership of the University’s Strategic Research Theme on Sustainability and the integration of sustainability teaching into all of the University’s taught programmes.
The posts are open to outstanding candidates whose research and teaching addresses (but is not limited to) aspects of the following areas: Sustainability systems analysis and design complementing the Centre’s strengths in Life Cycle Assessment, Industrial Ecology, Carbon footprinting, techno-economic analysis, response to major environmental and societal change, including climate change, resource consumption, energy system transitions.
Appointees will have a proven track record of publishing world-class research and a strong commitment to teaching. They will be expected to extend the Centre’s research and teaching capabilities, while enhancing its existing strengths (https://www.surrey.ac.uk/centre-environment-sustainability). Their research will develop new interdisciplinary solutions to address the urgent sustainability issues of our times and is expected to involve partnership with diverse stakeholders in academia, business, industry, policy and/or civil society. Possible areas include, but are not restricted to, energy, resources, agritech and land use, Earth Observation, green infrastructure, and theoretical systems and data analysis approaches. Significant opportunities exist for appointees to interact closely with and contribute to the work of other Departments e.g. Civil & Environmental Engineering, Chemistry and Process Engineering, Surrey Space Centre, Nutritional Sciences, Sociology, Psychology, Surrey Business School, etc. Appointees will benefit from priority access to PhD studentships and other support for early career academics through the Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences and the University’s Doctoral College.
Appointees will contribute to teaching at all levels and will have the opportunity to develop new, innovative teaching materials and approaches.
Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held in the week of 9th December 2019. For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Richard Murphy, Director of the Centre for Environment & Sustainability, tel +44 (0)1483 686680, firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply on-line at https://jobs.surrey.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=085219