Lecturer in Physical Oceanography (Education and Scholarship)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Exeter, ENGLAND
Deadline: 08 Feb 2023

Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy

This part time (21.9 hours per week) post is available from 20 February 2023 on a fixed term basis until 1 June 2024. This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home.  

Summary of the role

This post is within the Centre for Geography and Environmental Sciences, a constituent component of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Exeter. This Department is based at the Penryn Campus of the University in Cornwall and also comprises Camborne School of Mines and the Centre for Environmental Mathematics.

The role

The post of Part-time Lecturer (60%) in Physical Oceanography will be to cover for a period of maternity leave and will support the delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research supervision within the BSc Environmental Science, BSc Marine Science, BSc Marine Biology and BA/BSc Geography programmes. The post will include convening and delivering modules in the second and third year undergraduate programmes, contributing to field trips, tutorials, final year dissertation and MSc supervision, and contributing to the Exeter Scholars (Widening Participation) scheme.

About you

For this post you will:

  • Possess sufficient breadth or depth of specialist and core knowledge in the discipline, demonstrated by a PhD (or nearing completion) or equivalent in Physical Oceanography to develop teaching programmes, and teach and support learning;
  • Use a range of delivery techniques to enthuse and engage students;
  • Participate in and develop external networks, for example, to contribute to student recruitment, secure student placements, facilitate outreach work, generate income, obtain consultancy projects, or build relationships for future activities;
  • Will have evidence of excellent teaching identified by peer review and have made an impact at discipline programme level beyond their own teaching;
  • Be expected to work towards Fellow of the HEA status and to attend formal CPD relating to this.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022).  

Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and our world-leading research impact is growing faster than any other Russell Group university (2021 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City .

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

Further information

Please contact Professor James Scourse, e-mail j.scourse@ex.ac.uk or telephone (01326 371883).

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