Professorship of Mineralogy and Petrology - University of Cambridge, UK

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The Board of Electors to the Professorship of Mineralogy and Petrology invite applications from persons, whose work is connected with relevant aspects of the Earth Sciences, to take up appointment in the academic year 2019/20 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in the broad areas of mineralogy, petrology or geochemistry. The person appointed will have the vision, experience and enthusiasm to provide leadership to the Department's multi-disciplinary research strategy, which seeks to place fundamental Earth science research at the heart of addressing current and future societal challenges. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

Standard professorial duties include teaching and research, examining, supervision and administration. The Professor will be based in the Department of Earth Sciences in Cambridge and develop intellectual links between the two geographically separate sites occupied by the Department (in central Cambridge and at the Bullard Labs). A competitive salary will be offered.

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Further information is available at: or contact the Human Resources, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT, (email:

Applications, consisting of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with details of three referees should be made online no later than 30 July 2019.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Harrison, Convenor of the Board of Electors, Cambridge, telephone +44 (0)1223 333380 or email

Please quote reference LB19409 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

30 July 2019
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