Lecturer/Associate Professor in Palaeobiology - Southampton, UK

Lecturer/Associate Professor in Palaeobiology - Southampton, UK

Southampton, United Kingdom
Location: National Oceanography Centre Southampton
Salary: £39,739 to £65,107
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date: Monday 31 January 2022
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 1648821HN
Join us and be part of the future of Ocean and Earth science.
The University of Southampton is seeking to make a Faculty appointment in the area of Ocean and Earth Sciences as part of a series of 4 new appointments to further enhance the university's research-led education and extend the international reach of our research and enterprise activities.
This will be the first part of a series planned appointments over the next five years. You will have an exciting opportunity to influence the Ocean and Earth sciences agenda within a world leading school at the University of Southampton. The School takes pride in research that spans marine biology and ecology, physical oceanography, palaeoceanography and paleoclimate, marine biogeochemistry, geology and geophysics and geochemistry.

They lead the prestigious NERC INSPIRE Doctoral Training Programme (DTP) and are home to one of the largest graduate schools in Ocean and Earth Science in the world, with >150 PhD students. They are integral to both the interdisciplinary Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute and Institute for Life Sciences. They are home to the only Regius Chair in Ocean Sciences in the country. Based at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton site they have a range of unique and world class facilities. They collaborate broadly both nationally and internationally, including their close collaborative relationships with the independent National Oceanography Centre.

Southampton’s interdisciplinary philosophy and world-leading expertise and laboratory infrastructure, makes their Palaeoceanography and Palaeoclimate research group an ideal environment for researchers to pursue innovative data-driven science. Their overarching interests are to link biological, geological and chemical data to identify the interplay between biotic and abiotic variation in shaping long-term ecological and evolutionary responses, to unpick the processes that underpin ecosystem functioning and to understand what a 1.5 to 4.5°C warmer world means for ecosystem-based management.
You will have a growing international profile in marine palaeobiology and add to our thriving research programs at the interfaces between earth, ocean, climate and life sciences. We seek applications from individuals working across a range of fields that include the study of diversity through space and time; the biotic and abiotic impacts of major evolutionary and ecological events; the application of paleontological data and methods to conservation and environmental management; better links between living and fossil systems and the development of new palaeobiological methods to interrogate the marine sedimentary record.

Strong applicants should demonstrate:

- A doctorate and postdoctoral experience in a relevant discipline
- Ability to obtain peer-reviewed funding
- Evidence of distinction in research through high-quality publications
- Ability for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
You will demonstrate a passion for education and an ability to enhance our undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum in Ocean and Earth science.

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Nash (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email Please quote reference 1513821BJ on all correspondence.

They welcome applications from all candidates with an interest in the role, and those who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic 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 interviews are online, applicants who are made an offer will be invited to campus for further discussion.
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For further details about the post you are invited to contact the Head of School, Professor Mark Moore: - 44 (0) 2380599006
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