School of Earth and Environment

Job Vacancies

Positions available in the School of Earth and Environment

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Student Education Service

Student Education Service Officer (Admissions)

2 years fixed term (Preferred start date 2 September 2015)

The Student Education Service (SES) provides consistent, high quality support for all student cohorts. The Service is underpinned by principles of quality, equity, consistency and opportunity, delivering an exceptional student experience for all. The Service encourages staff to be flexible by providing professional training and development and opportunities to work in a variety of roles across the Service.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Faculty of Environment's newly-formed Faculty Admissions Team, providing support for the admissions function.
With responsibility for providing a high-quality experience to applicants and prospective applicants for taught postgraduate programmes, you will be skilled in the use of Microsoft Office products and able to work to a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.

Supporting all elements of the admissions process, from initial enquiry through to registration at the University, you will enjoy working independently using your initiative, have excellent organisation skills, and be capable of working to deadlines and handling high volumes of work at peak times.

You will process applications for taught programmes in line with University and Faculty procedures and guidance. You will work as part of a team of academic and student education service colleagues and have a flexible attitude to work, enabling you to work with the Faculty admissions team to support improvement initiatives across the Faculty.

Possessing excellent interpersonal and communication skills, you will demonstrate an enthusiasm and commitment for delivering a high level of support for students and staff. You will support applicant/conversion events in the Faculty (such as Open Days) which will involve working non-standard hours including evenings and weekends on occasions.

University Grade 5 (£21,391 - £24,775 p.a.)

Informal enquiries may be made to Mr Paul Matthews, tel +44 (0)113 343 1738, email: p.matthews(at)leeds.ac.uk

Closing Date: 8 July 2015

Ref: ENVFO1016


Student Education Service
Student Education Service Officer (Assessment, Programme Support and Quality Assurance)

2 years fixed term (Preferred start date 2 September 2015)

The Student Education Service provides consistent, high quality support for all student cohorts. The Service is underpinned by principles of quality, equity, consistency and opportunity; delivering an exceptional student experience for all. The Service encourages staff to be flexible by providing opportunities to work in a variety of roles across the Service with professional training and development.

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to join the Faculty of Environment Student Education Service team; based in the School of Earth and Environment, you will provide support across a wide range of functions, with a particular emphasis on Programme Support, Assessment and Quality Assurance. Working closely with the School Education Service Manager, you will provide support to the School's Taught Student Education Committee.

With responsibility for the timetabling of a large number of taught programmes and modules, you will be skilled in the use of Microsoft Office products and able to work to a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. You will enjoy working independently using your initiative, have excellent organisation skills, and be capable of working to deadlines and handling high volumes of work at peak times.

You will support the School Academic Integrity Officer in the investigation of cases of suspected plagiarism and misconduct. You will be able to work as part of a team and have a flexible attitude to work, enabling you to work with the Faculty team to support improvement initiatives for the Assessment, Quality Assurance and Programme Support functions across the Faculty.

Possessing excellent interpersonal and communication skills, you will demonstrate an enthusiasm and commitment for delivering a high level of support for students and staff.

University Grade 5 (£21,391 - £24,775 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: 14 July 2015

Interviews will be held on 23 July 2015

Ref: ENVFO1015


School of Earth and Environment
Earth Surface Science Institute (ESSI)

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR / CHAIR IN BIOGEOCHEMISTRY
JOB REF: ENVEE1062

Job Summary

We seek an enthusiastic academic to conduct world-class research and teaching in biogeochemistry, with a focus on modern or ancient biogeochemical cycles, geomicrobiology, or experimental geochemistry. You will join one of the UK's most vibrant and successful Schools with a long track record of excellence in research and teaching. ESSI is one of the UK's leading multidisciplinary institutions focusing on understanding modern and ancient Earth surface processes, and contributes substantially to the School of Earth and Environment's teaching programmes in Geological Science and Environmental Science at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The institute houses a superb suite of recently renovated geochemistry laboratories, and aims to achieve the highest standards in its research and teaching.

You will have a PhD and a strong record of laboratory-based research in Biogeochemistry, including evidence of leadership of an independent research programme. You should also have a strong track record of publications and be able to demonstrate a sustained record of external funding to support your research, commensurate with the level of appointment. An ability to enhance or build upon the existing strengths of the Institute will be an advantage.

Closing Date: Friday 07 August 2015

Interview Date: Friday 04 September 2015


Earth Surface Science Institute (ESSI)
Chair or Associate Professor in Biogeochemistry


We seek an enthusiastic academic to conduct world-class research and teaching in biogeochemistry, with a focus on modern or ancient biogeochemical cycles, geomicrobiology, or experimental geochemistry. You will join one of the UK's most vibrant and successful Schools with a long track record of excellence in research and teaching. ESSI is one of the UK's leading multidisciplinary institutions focusing on understanding modern and ancient Earth surface processes, and contributes substantially to the School of Earth and Environment's teaching programmes in Geological Science and Environmental Science at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The institute houses a superb suite of recently renovated geochemistry laboratories, and aims to achieve the highest standards in its research and teaching.

You will have a PhD and a strong record of laboratory-based research in Biogeochemistry, including evidence of leadership of an independent research programme. You should also have a strong track record of publications and be able to demonstrate a sustained record of external funding to support your research, commensurate with the level of appointment. An ability to enhance or build upon the existing strengths of the Institute will be an advantage.

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.

Associate Professor: University Grade 9 (£47,328 - £54,841 p.a.)
Chair: within the Professorial range - minimum £59,913 p.a.


Informal enquiries may be made to Institute Director Professor Simon Poulton, email s.poulton(at)leeds.ac.uk, tel +44 (0)113 343 5237.


Project Administrator
United Bank of Carbon
Ref: ENVEE1058

Fixed term for 12 months

Part time 50% FTE

The United Bank of Carbon (UBoC) is a collaboration between responsible businesses, local authorities, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and leading environmental academics, who together, aim to promote environmental sustainability by protecting and restoring the world's forests and green spaces through environmentally and socially responsible partnerships.

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for an enthusiastic and reliable individual with a passion for the conservation of the world's forests. Your primary responsibilities as Project Administrator will be to co-ordinate the activities of UBoC, contributing to project development, communications and outreach. You will act as the primary contact for UBoC at the University of Leeds, co-ordinating activities with a diverse range of University and external collaborators. You will be a member of the UBoC Steering Group and work closely with the rest of the UBoC team.

University Grade 5 (£21,391- £24,775 p.a. pro rata)

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Dominick Spracklen, tel +44 (0)113 343 7488, email d.v.spracklen(at)leeds.ac.uk.

Closing Date: 18 June 2015