Professor/Assoc Prof, phys. geog./environ. sci. - Newcastle, UK

Northumbria University in Newcastle, UK, seeks a Professor/Associate Professor in Physical Geography and Environmental Science.


The Faculty of Engineering and Environment is passionate about the principles and applications of Science and Technology in all its forms and strives to be excellent in research, teaching and innovation.

Working within the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences, you will provide expertise in an area of Physical Geography and Environmental Science to further enhance research, teaching and entrepreneurial activities.


As a senior Academic colleague, you will assist the Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor to maintain, enhance and improve the University’s national and international reputation in your academic field. You must demonstrate continuing academic attainment and achievement and provide academic leadership (of your subject and associated colleagues), through active contribution to your discipline and to the life and work of the Faculty and the wider University. This will include contributing to significant change within practice, the discipline, profession and/or community at regional, national and international level.

To be successful in this role you will have externally recognised research outputs of a quality that are internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour, and demonstrable success in securing research funding. You should also demonstrate academic leadership experience and strong standing with external bodies and networks in your field.


Open to all suitably qualified applicants, in particular candidates with expertise aligned with existing strengths in cold and palaeoenvironments, environmental geochemistry and ecology, and those with experience at the science-policy interface.


To apply for this vacancy, submit a Covering Letter and your CV, including research/education statements, and grants and publications list. Please highlight your highest quality research outputs (please indicate a rank from one to five) up to a maximum of five, since 1 January 2014.

In addition, candidates are asked to provide copies of the top two research outputs (journal/book chapter/practice-based portfolio). Where possible candidates are asked to combine all of these documents into a single file.

Apply by 3 November 2019 here:

Further information

For informal enquiries about this vacancy, please contact Professor Ulrich Salzmann: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. They welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.