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Professorship - Geophysics

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University of Cambridge

The Board of Electors to the Professorship of Geophysics invite applications from persons whose work is connected with relevant aspects of the Earth Sciences, to take up an appointment in the academic year 2019/20 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in quantitative physical Earth Sciences, especially in the broad areas of geophysics, geodynamics or tectonics.

The person appointed will have the vision, experience and enthusiasm to provide leadership to the Department's multi-disciplinary research strategy, which seeks to place fundamental Earth science research at the heart of addressing current and future societal challenges.

They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision and administration.

The Professor will be based at the Bullard Labs and develop intellectual links between the two geographically separate sites occupied by the Department (at the Bullard Labs and in central Cambridge).

A competitive salary will be offered.

Further information is available at: or contact the Human Resources, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, (email:

Applications, consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of three referees should be made online ( no later than 30 July 2019.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Harrison, Convenor of the Board of Electors, Cambridge, telephone +44 (0)1223 333380 or email

The Department is committed to equality and diversity and inclusion, we would particularly welcome applications from women and minority candidates. Details of some of the family-friendly policies operated by the University are at:

We are committed to fostering a collaborative and inclusive working environment and the University holds an institutional Athena-SWAN silver award and the Department holds an Athena-SWAN bronze award.

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Department of Earth Sciences, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EQ, UK.

The University holds an institutional Athena-SWAN silver award and the department is a bronze award holder.

Status: Professor
Location: Cambridge, UNITED KINGDOM
Advert Published: 5 Jun 2019
Expiry date: 30 Jul 2019
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