University Assistant Professor in Glaciology

Closing Date
WorkplaceCambridge, East of England, UK

University Assistant Professor in Glaciology

The Department of Geography wishes to appoint a University Assistant Professor in Glaciology. The post is available from 1 October 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful candidate will be based in the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI), a sub-department of Geography, and will hold teaching and administrative duties at SPRI and in the Department. The role-holder will be expected to contribute to the national and international reputation for excellence that the Department and the Institute hold for teaching and research in geography. In particular, the role-holder will undertake cutting-edge research that builds on the current interests of SPRI staff in glaciology and contemporary and future studies of the cryosphere.

Candidates should hold a PhD in a relevant discipline and will have an academic record appropriate for their career stage, including high-quality research publications, have a proven record of winning research grants and/or the ability to formulate research projects such as will attract funding from research councils, educational charities, or other grant-awarding organisations, and a growing international research reputation.

Candidates should regard themselves as either being, or having the strong potential to be, enthusiastic and effective educators, willing and able to teach introductory and integrative courses to first- and second-year undergraduates, as well as more specialist topics at final-year undergraduate and Masters levels, in particular to the MPhil in Polar Studies. They will also be able to contribute to methods teaching (e.g., field, modelling, computational, laboratory) and to recruit and supervise postgraduate students and contribute, as appropriate, to the academic administration of SPRI, the Department and the University.

Further information about the post is available at the link below.

Click the ’Apply’ button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please provide a curriculum vitae (with information on research interests, publications, research funding obtained, and relevant teaching and other experience) and a covering letter in the ’Upload’ section of the online application. In the covering letter, you are encouraged to explain how you match the person specification provided and how you see your research and teaching interests contributing to the Department’s existing activities. We require full contact details of three referees, at least two of whom we may contact if you are shortlisted for interview.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates are expected to take place in Cambridge on 14 and 15 June 2023.

Please quote reference LC35967 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information


Department of Geography








17 March 2023

Closing date

25 April 2023

In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 230609.