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Environment and Geography
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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39,609 - 42,036 a year
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The Department of Environment and Geography continues to grow rapidly. It moved into its new £12.5M building at the heart of York’s Heslington West campus at the start of 2016, has grown its academic staff by 8 FTE since 2014 and is successfully running four undergraduate and four MSc degree programmes.  We are seeking to appoint a further Environmental Scientist to our staff who will have a commitment to excellence in research and teaching and who will complement and extend our existing research.  Opportunities exist across the university to engage with our Environmental Sustainability Institute (YESI) and our International Development Network (IDN) and our Research themes such as “Environmental sustainability and resilience” and “Health and Wellbeing”.

The main duties and responsibilities of the post are to conduct and disseminate research and to develop and deliver innovative teaching in the broad field of environmental science. In addition the post holder will be expected to take on administrative and managerial responsibilities.

Candidates with a PhD or equivalent experience from any area of the environmental sciences together with appropriate teaching, research and/or enterprise experience will be considered. We are particularly interested in candidates with research interests and specialist knowledge in the fate and behaviour of emerging contaminants or biogeochemistry that will complement and enhance the department's research strategy and goals, however applicants in other areas of the environmental sciences will also be considered.  Candidates could be primarily field or laboratory-based scientists or modellers and will have knowledge of a range of research techniques and methodologies.  The appointee should have the ability to design teaching materials and deliver across a range of modules which could include introductory environmental science, environmental geochemistry, pollution monitoring and control, environment and health and ecotoxicology; they should have a knowledge of a range of teaching techniques. We are interested in candidates who have experience in, or the potential to contribute to, multidisciplinary and internationally collaborative programmes of activity that could make a strong contribution to the global developmental challenges agenda. Candidates should have highly developed oral and written communication skills, the ability to deliver presentations at conferences, a proven ability to contribute to high quality research and be able to evidence the dissemination of research findings, for example through conference presentations and publications in the peer-reviewed literature.

It is expected that interviews will be held during the week commencing 22 April 2019. 

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