School of Earth and Environment

Job Vacancies

Positions available in the School of Earth and Environment

For more information and to apply for any of the below vacancies please go to the University job page

Faculty of Environment
Faculty Offices

Ref: ENVFO0041

Research Administrator

We have an opportunity for an enthusiastic and proactive individual to join our Faculty Research Office (FRO). You will manage a portfolio of complex research grants providing grant management and post-award administration of research grants and contracts for the Faculty.

With an ability to problem solve and a proactive approach to providing solutions, you will have experience of costing projects, knowledge of research funder rules and regulations, and experience of working in a busy office environment in a research support or finance role.

University Grade 6 (£25,513 - £30,434 p.a.)

Informal enquiries may be made to Randolph Haggerty, tel +44 (0)113 343 6558, email r.haggerty(at)leeds.ac.uk.

Closing Date: 25 August 2014


Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science

Research Fellow: Atmospheric Chemistry-Aerosol Modelling

Ref: ENVEE0258

Fixed term for 6 months

You will undertake model testing and research into atmospheric chemistry. Researchers in Leeds maintain and use the TOMCAT-GLOMAP off-line 3-D chemical-aerosol model. Recent work has developed a new model core (e.g. updated Fortran, dynamics, diagnostics). You will test the implementation of an updated tropospheric chemistry-aerosol scheme in this new version of the model.

You should have a PhD (or be nearing completion) in a relevant branch of atmospheric science chemical modelling .e.g. atmospheric composition, climate science, land-surface modelling. You will have proven experience in numerical programming with Fortran, the TOMCAT 3-D model, data visualisation using IDL and experience with Linux operating systems.

University Grade 7 (£31,342 - £37,394 p.a. includes the pay increase effective from 1 August 2014)

Please note that it is likely that the appointment will be made at no higher than £31,342 p.a. as there are funding limitations which dictate the starting level at which the appointment can be made.

Informal enquiries may be made to Prof. Martyn Chipperfield, tel +44 (0)113 343 6459, email m.chipperfield(at)see.leeds.ac.uk 

Closing Date: 31 August 2014

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School Research Support Manager

Ref: ENVEE0259

This is an outstanding opportunity to play a key role in supporting research activities across the School of Earth and Environment.

Reporting to the Director of Research and Innovation, you will work closely with senior academics across the School to develop, implement and monitor key activities relating to the School’s research strategy. You will be an active member of the School Research Committee, and also lead on the communication of research activity and successes both within the School and to a wider audience.

With proven leadership and management skills, you will oversee a team of three Research Support Administrators, and provide direction and guidance to the School’s wider research support community. Collaboration with research support staff across the Faculty of Environment will be essential, as will liaison with the Faculty Marketing and IT teams, and the University’s Research and Innovation Services and Communications team.

As well as a background in the Earth and Environmental sciences, you will have excellent interpersonal and communications skills, and proven ability in project development and management. The ability to work independently is essential, along with exceptional attention to detail.

You will preferably hold a PhD in a subject relevant to the School. You will also have experience of academic project management, and a desire to develop or further a career in research support and management.

University Grade 7 (£31,342 - £37,394 p.a.) (includes pay increase effective from 1 August 2014)

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Alan Haywood , tel +44 (0)113 3438657, email earamh(at)leeds.ac.uk.

Closing Date: 14 August 2014

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Student Education Service

School Education Service Officer (Programme Support and Assessment)

Ref: ENVFO0039 

Based in the School of Earth and Environment, you will be one of two Student Education Support Officers providing support for the administration of the School’s taught degree programmes, with a particular emphasis on Programme Support and Assessment. You will be the main point of contact for enquiries from students and staff, and provide direct student support and administration, dealing with telephone and email enquiries, maintaining student records, and supporting a range of School events.

As a member of the Faculty of Environment’s Student Education Service Team, you will be expected to develop knowledge of the different areas of support for Student Education, and may be asked to assist in other parts of the School or Faculty according to workload demands and priorities. Training in procedures and systems will be provided as appropriate.

With the good interpersonal skills necessary to give clear support and advice to students and staff, you will have the ability to establish positive working relationships within a team setting. It is essential that you are able to prioritise own tasks and meet agreed deadlines, whilst consistently working to provide a high-quality service to students.

University Grade 4 (£18,031 -£20,781 p.a.)

Informal enquiries may be made to Martin Iles, tel +44 (0)113 343 0611, email m.iles(at)leeds.ac.uk 

Closing Date: 11 August 2014

Interviews expected to be held on 20 August 2014


Student Education Service
Student Education Service Assistant (Student Reception)

Based in the School of Earth and Environment, you will provide front line support for visitors to the School Taught Student Support Office. You will be the first point of contact for students, staff and other visitors to the office, assist with the organisation of the School's systems for the submission and return of coursework, and support the organisation of student fieldtrips. You will deliver a high quality service to students, staff and other visitors to the School, providing initial guidance on a wide range of University processes in relation to Student Education.

As a member of the Faculty of Environment's Student Education Service Team, you will be expected to develop an understanding of the different areas of support for Student Education, and may be asked to assist in other parts of the School or Faculty according to workload demands and priorities. Training in procedures and systems will be provided as appropriate.

You will possess good communication skills, including interpersonal, written and email, along with being skilled in the usual range of Microsoft Office applications. You will be able to demonstrate an excellent customer service ethos along with an enthusiasm and commitment for delivering an exceptional student experience.

University Grade 3 (£15,765 - £17,528p.a. Includes pay increase effective from 1 August 2014)

Informal enquiries may be made to Martin Iles, tel +44 (0)113 343 0611, email m.iles(at)leeds.ac.uk.

Closing Date: 8 August 2014


Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics

Lecturer or Associate Professor in Structural Geology/Tectonics

Job ref ENVEE0249

We seek an enthusiastic academic to conduct world-class research and PhD training with a specialisation of either regional-scale structural geology, active tectonics or mountain belt deformation processes. You will contribute to the delivery and development of the Geological Sciences undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programme in structural geology.

The University of Leeds‟ commitment to women in science has been recognised with a national accolade. The University has received the Athena Swan Bronze Award in recognition of our success in recruiting, retaining and promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET). The Faculty of Environment are in the process of preparing an application for an Athena Swan award to recognise our commitment and work in these areas.

The University also offers family friendly policies including generous maternity and paternity leave; full details of the policies can be found here http://hr.leeds.ac.uk/homepage/4/policies.

University Grade 8 (£37,756 - £45,053 p.a.) or University Grade 9 (£46,400 - £53,765 p.a.)

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Graham Stuart, tel +44 (0) 113 343 5217, email G.W.Stuart(at)leeds.ac.uk or Dr. Geoffrey Lloyd, tel +44 (0) 113 343 5209, email G.E.Lloyd(at)leeds.ac.uk 

Closing Date: 11 August 2014

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Lecturer / Associate Professor in Ecological Economics

Job ref: ENVEE0250

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated ecological economist with relevant water-related research interests to develop and enhance links across water@leeds and to key stakeholders. You will be able to apply socio-economic analysis, valuation and/or modelling techniques to understand water and other environmental issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. You should have a PhD, research experience and publication track record relevant to the area and grade of the appointment. We particularly welcome candidates with the ability to bridge analysis and policy, and build research with relevant business and public sector stakeholders.

The Economics and Policy Research Group within the Sustainability Research Institute at Leeds has a strong track record in applying a range of economic approaches to understand energy and climate change, water and other environmental issues, as well as exploring the wider relationships between environmental limits, human well-being and the economy. The Group consists of 20 academic and research staff and over 25 PhD students. This is an opportunity to join a team that directly influences international and national policy, and bring new approaches to analyse the economy, water and environment. The team participates in a number of large interdisciplinary national research centres (CCCEP, UKERC, iBUILD, UK INDEMAND), leading to excellent opportunities for developing collaborative research.

Further details concerning the School of Earth and Environment and the Sustainability Research Institute can be found at www.see.leeds.ac.uk, while information about water@leeds, the largest interdisciplinary water research centre in any university in the world, can be found at www.wateratleeds.org.

The University of Leeds‟ commitment to women in science has been recognised with a national accolade. The University has received the Athena Swan Bronze Award in recognition of our success in recruiting, retaining and promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET). The Faculty of Environment are in the process of preparing an application for an Athena Swan award to recognise our commitment and work in these areas.

The University also offers family friendly policies including generous maternity and paternity leave; full details of the policies can be found here http://hr.leeds.ac.uk/homepage/4/policies.

Lecturer: University Grade 8 (£38,511 - £45,594 p.a.)

Associate Professor: University Grade 9 (£47,328 - £54,841 p.a.)

(Salaries quoted include pay increase effective from 1 August 2014)

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Lindsay Stringer (Director of the Sustainability Research Institute), email l.stringer(at)leeds.ac.uk, or Professor Jouni Paavola, email j.paavola(at)leeds.ac.uk, or Professor Joseph Holden (Director of water@leeds) email j.holden(at)leeds.ac.uk 

Closing date: 20 August 2014  

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Lecturer in Climate Change and Food Security

Job ref ENVEE0251

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated academic to extend and build on our research excellence on Food Security and Climate Change related challenges. You should have a PhD, research and teaching experience and a publication track record relevant to the area and grade of the appointment.

The post will be based in the Environment and Development Research group in SRI and strengthen links to the Climate Impacts group in the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences (ICAS) and to Sustainable Agriculture and Food initiatives across the University. Opportunities exist for links to current research as part of the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (http://www.cccep.ac.uk/) and the Met Office Academic Partnership (http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/partnership).

The post will be based in the Sustainability Research Institute which conducts internationally-leading, problem-oriented interdisciplinary research and teaching on environmental, social and economic aspects of sustainability. Further details concerning the School of Earth and Environment and the Sustainability Research Institute can be found at www.see.leeds.ac.uk.

The University of Leeds‟ commitment to women in science has been recognised with a national accolade. The University has received the Athena Swan Bronze Award in recognition of our success in recruiting, retaining and promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET). The Faculty of Environment are in the process of preparing an application for an Athena Swan award to recognise our commitment and work in these areas.

The University also offers family friendly policies including generous maternity and paternity leave; full details of the policies can be found here http://hr.leeds.ac.uk/homepage/4/policies.

University Grade 8 (£38,511 - £45,954 p.a.) (includes pay increase effective from 1 August 2014)

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Andy Dougill, email a.j.dougill(at)leeds.ac.uk, or to Professor Andy Challinor, email a.j.challinor(at)leeds.ac.uk 

Closing Date: 11 August 2014

(Redeployment Closing Date: 14 July 2014)

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