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Director of Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

University of East Anglia
Norwich, Norfolk (GB)
A competitive salary is available for an outstanding candidate.
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Environmental Science
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Employment - Hours
Full time

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Faculty of Science
Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

Director of Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and UEA Professor in Climate Change Research
Ref: ATR1686

A competitive salary is available for an outstanding candidate. The appointment also carries an additional stipend during the Director of Tyndall Centre term.

With a drive and ambition that matches the most ambitious goals of the UN Paris Agreement, the Tyndall Centre seeks an inspiring, passionate and dedicated leader, whether rising star or established, to direct the UK's Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.


The Tyndall Centre brings together researchers from the social, natural and physical sciences, including engineering, economics, and international development, to develop sustainable responses to climate change. It was one of the first institutes in the world to demonstrate the need for interdisciplinary approaches for research to be truly useful for policy and practice. With a core of around 100 active members ranging from PhD researchers to Professors, the Centre represents a substantial body of the UK’s interdisciplinary climate change expertise.


The Tyndall Centre has significantly advanced the analysis of emissions reductions from major energy sectors and economies, the understanding of climate risks and impacts, UK and international adaptation options, the public perceptions of climate change, and the governance of climate negotiations and policymaking.


UEA is the Headquarters of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. Founded in 2000, the Centre is an integrated partnership between the UEA and the Universities of Cardiff, Manchester, Newcastle and Southampton, as well as Fudan University in China. It has an international reputation for delivering academically excellent interdisciplinary research in support of theory and practice. All the core partners were highly rated in the UK's last Research Excellence Framework.


You will lead a network of partner universities who thrive on working together on world leading interdisciplinary research and stakeholder engagement to achieve policy impacts. We welcome applications from researchers in climate, energy, governance, behaviour, water or other environmental and societal themes related to climate change in line with our broad interdisciplinary and solutions-focused outlook.


The Director of Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research position is available from 1 October 2024 for five years on a full-time basis. The role also comes with an indefinite appointment at Professorial level at UEA. 

We strongly encourage applicants from Black, Asian, or other minority ethnic backgrounds and welcome applications from all protected groups as defined by the Equality Act 2010. Appointment will be made on merit.

Benefits include:

  • 44 days annual leave inclusive of Bank Holidays and University Customary days (pro rata for part-time).
  • Family and Work-life balance policies including hybrid working and considerable maternity, paternity, shared parental leave and adoption leave.
  • Generous pension scheme with life cover for dependants, plus incapacity cover.
  • Health and Wellbeing: discounted access to Sportspark facilities, relaxation rooms, 320 acres of rolling parkland, wellbeing walks, Wellbeing Ambassador network, medical centre, Occupational Health and a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Campus Facilities: Sportspark, library, nursery, supermarket, post office, bars and catering outlets.
  • Exclusive shopping discounts to help cut the cost of household bills, childcare salary sacrifice scheme, Cycle to Work scheme and public transport discounts.
  • Personal Development: unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning courses, specialist advice and training from our Organisational Development and Professional Learning Team.

Closing date: 5 June 2024 

The University holds an Athena Swan Silver Institutional Award in recognition of our advancement towards gender equality


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