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International Lecturer in Water or Earth Sciences

Lancaster Environment Centre
Salary:   £40,792 to £48,676
Closing Date:   Wednesday 31 July 2019
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  A2728

Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) is seeking to enhance its already strong national and international profile of excellence, and is appointing to an international programme of the University by appointing a Lecturer in water or Earth science. 

Lancaster University has established a joint institute with its highly ranked partner Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU). The campus, called Lancaster University College - Beijing Jiaotong University, is located in Weihai in the Shandong province in China. We wish to appoint at Lecturer level, to collaborate with our key strategic partner in China. Their key responsibilities will include:

  1. Every year deliver 20 weeks teaching across the year at Weihai campus; 

  2. Complementing the internationally-leading research output of the Department; 

  3. Engaging with the operation and running of the Department and the Weihai campus.

You will be expected to carry out internationally leading research in the area of water or Earth science and has to deliver research-led teaching at the Joint Institute in Weihai, China as part of the international strategic partnership that has been established between Beijing-Jiaotong University and Lancaster University (BJTU-LU). You should be able to teach broadly in the areas of water sciences, soil sciences, earth sciences and hazards with the key areas being water and soil. 

The recruitment of this post is taking place at the same time as the recruitment of a Lecturer-Scholar (Ref: A2729), both in water and Earth science. It is important that the successful two candidates will be able to cover the required teaching at Weihai together with the third Lecturer already appointed. 

We welcome enquiries about the possibility of working part-time in a job-share arrangement. Also, we are open to discuss whether a candidate can be based mainly in China with visits to Lancaster University.

Details of LEC’s activities can be found on the Departmental web site:, and additional information about Lancaster University can be found at:  Informal enquiries about LEC and this post should be addressed to: Dr Steve Lane,  (+44 (0) 1524 593437 or Professor Phil Barker, 

 (+44 (0) 1524 510262. 

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