Assistant Professor in Earth System and Climate Sciences

Assistant Professor in Earth System and Climate Sciences

Utrecht University - Faculty of Geosciences

Utrecht, Netherlands

Job description

Within the context of this mission and ambition, we seek an enthusiastic scientist, educator and communicator who can develop an internationally recognized research line in the field of Earth System and Climate Sciences. We are looking for a candidate interested in linking modern climate and/or carbon cycle research with paleoclimate and paleoceanography research. We particularly seek a colleague with expertise regarding simple to intermediate complexity models, with good knowledge of (paleo)climate records. For example, one focal point might be the role of long-term feedback on modern climate dynamics. You will contribute to (under-)graduate education programmes, notably in our Earth Sciences programme, by taking responsibility for leading some courses whilst working as part of a team on others. You will supervise Bachelor’s and Master’s degree thesis projects, as well as (your own) PhD students. On average, the department aims for similar contributions to educational activities and research for all its academic staff. You are committed to societal engagement and outreach activities focusing on creating impact.

Qualifications

You will strengthen education and research in the Department of Earth Sciences and complement research in other departments at Utrecht University (Physical Geography and Sustainable Development of Geosciences and Institute of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences from Science Faculty). You are an inspiring teacher to BSc, MSc and PhD students and have, or are willing to obtain in the near future, a basic teaching qualification. You are a strong team player with good communication and networking skills, who is focused on achieving multidisciplinary research targets and participating in the acquisition of funding for research projects and advanced new equipment. A minimum experience of two to three years as a postdoctoral researcher is highly recommended. (International) experience outside Utrecht University is an asset.

You should:

  • have a PhD degree in a relevant field of the natural sciences;
  • have a clear vision for education and a strong affinity with teaching;
  • have an outstanding record of academic research, reflected in high-quality publications;
  • have the ability to obtain competitive research grants;
  • have strong communication, networking and organisational skills;
  • have an eye for public outreach and are willing to contribute to media appearances and popular scientific articles.

Publication track record, teaching record, acquired research funds and leadership experience will be weighed against the number of years of academic experience, also considering (parental) leave and part-time appointments. You are expected to have a very good level of English, both spoken and written. We require a qualification English at C1 level (CEFR or comparable to level 3 of the Lecturer Assessment Grid) or to be prepared to obtain this level by training. For non-Dutch speaking candidates, Dutch language skills should be at the level of practical communication within about three years of the appointment.

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