Jackson Senior Research Fellow in Land Use and Environmental Change

University of Oxford

Oxford, South East England, United Kingdom

Salary: Grade 9: £47,263 - £54,765 p.a.

The Environmental Change Institute (ECI) is seeking to appoint a Senior Research Fellow in land use and environmental change to establish and lead a new research field complementary to the existing research on water, climate, ecosystems, food and energy. The topic of land use is interpreted broadly and might be approached from a number of natural and/or social science perspectives, but will involve research on the interaction between human systems and biophysical systems on the Earth’s surface.


The role will involve developing ambitious research proposals, building collaborations with academic and other stakeholders, and, in due course managing staff within the programme. You will be expected to publish research of the highest international standards and promote beneficial impact from the work of your growing research group. You will also contribute to the strategic planning, management and intellectual life of the ECI. You will offer a modest amount of postgraduate teaching, especially on the MSc in Environmental Change and Management programme and provide supervision for MSc and DPhil students. The post will be held in conjunction with a Jackson Supernumerary Fellowship in Land Use and Environmental Change at Oriel College and is expected to contribute to college life and advise a small number of graduate students at Oriel College.


The successful applicant will hold a PhD in a relevant discipline and a track-record of high quality publications in the broad field of land use. You will be recognised as a senior authority in one or more relevant fields of research. Experience of teaching students of high ability and mentoring doctoral students is essential.


As a Supernumerary Fellow of the College, the successful applicant will be entitled to a stipend of £9,000 p.a., a housing allowance of £8,412 p.a., a research allocation of £1,672 p.a. and Senior Common Room membership and common table.


The appointment will be available full-time for 5 years in the first instance.


Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application. No certificates are required at this stage, and should NOT be uploaded.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 4 March 2019, and interviews will be held on Friday 15 March 2019.


Applications are particularly welcome and encouraged from women candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the School of Geography and the Environment (SoGE).

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: University of Oxford-itox_ac-139017

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