Assistant Professor, sea-level change, Durham, UK

Durham University, UK, seeks an Assistant Professor in sea-level change.


Research specializing in sea-level change, with expertise that complements and/or expands our existing interests and expertise on (i) long-term trends in both tropical and high-latitude regions; (ii) records of abrupt events (e.g. earthquake induced change); and (iii) monitoring of recent and ongoing coastal evolution.


The university has exceptional laboratory facilities to support these posts. Recent investments include a multisensory core logger, XRF scanner, X-ray facility, GC-MS and GC-IRMS for compound-specific isotope analysis, alongside IC, ICP-MS and ICP-OES for inorganic trace and major element analyses. A range of materials (pollen, diatoms, foraminifera and organic biomarkers) are routinely prepared and analysed. Our field equipment includes advanced laser scanning equipment and vehicles, a boat and several UAVs, alongside an extensive suite of GIS and remote sensing software and back pressure shear boxes and stress path cells in the Landslide laboratory. The department works closely with numerous interdisciplinary initiatives in the University. Many staff contribute to the pan-University Institute for Hazard, Risk and Resilience.


The deadline is 24 November 2017.

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