Assistant Professor, Earth surface dynamics, Durham, UK

Durham University, UK, seeks an Assistant Professor in Earth surface dynamics and geohazards.


The successful candidate will complement and extend the university's world-leading research into the rates, patterns and drivers of environmental processes, seeking to understand and predict how they control sediment transfers, biogeochemical reactions, carbon fluxes across landscapes and geohazards.


Durham University has exceptional laboratory facilities to support these posts. Recent investments include a multisensory core logger, XRF scanner, X-ray facility, GC-MS and GC-IRMS for compound-specific isotope analysis, alongside IC, ICP-MS and ICP-OES for inorganic trace and major element analyses.

A range of materials (pollen, diatoms, foraminifera and organic biomarkers) are routinely prepared and analysed. The field equipment includes advanced laser scanning equipment and vehicles, a boat and several UAVs, alongside an extensive suite of GIS and remote sensing software and back pressure shear boxes and stress path cells in the Landslide laboratory. They work closely with numerous interdisciplinary initiatives in the University. Many staff contribute to the pan-University Institute for Hazard, Risk and Resilience.


The deadline is 2 January 2018.

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