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Chair in Comparative Planetary Atmospheres

Do you have an excellent research track record with the vision and drive to lead a strong interdisciplinary research team? Are you passionate about delivering world leading research and an exceptional student experience?

You will be an outstanding academic in the field of Comparative Planetary Atmospheres, undertaking world class research based on your experience in the broad field of terrestrial and / or extra-terrestrial planetary atmospheres. Examples of areas in which you may work are: ocean-atmosphere geophysical fluid dynamics, including dynamical systems approaches; statistical modelling approaches to atmospheric processes, including managing model uncertainty; modelling that supports the interpretation of observational data; and the development of atmospheric chemistry-climate models. You will enhance and strengthen interdisciplinary collaborative research whilst contributing to the leadership and development of the Priestley International Centre for Climate.

You will have a PhD / doctorate or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline, a proven track record in research and a demonstrated commitment to student education. You will also possess the ability to work collaboratively across subject areas and to establish links other disciplines and research groups.

In joining the Priestley International Centre for Climate and the University of Leeds you will become part of an internationally-focussed University that provides all of our students with an outstanding education and experience and at the same time undertakes cutting-edge research of high quality, impact and significance. Increasing knowledge and opportunity in powerful combination is a defining feature of life at Leeds. This ambition is now underpinned by a major new investment plan by the University to deliver further academic development addressing the challenges of education and research across a broad range of disciplines. It is therefore an exciting time to join a University which has recently been awarded University of the Year 2017.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact either:

Professor John Plane, Deputy Director for the International Centre for Climate, Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry

Tel: +44(0)113 343 8044  Email:

Professor Piers Forster, Director of the International Centre for Climate, Professor of Physical Climate Change

Tel: +44(0)113 343 6476  Email:


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Mathematics & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  Priestley International Centre for Climate
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 10
The salary, which is negotiable, will be within the Professorial range - minimum £61,178 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time/Part Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Tuesday 04 April 2017
Closing Date:  Friday 16 June 2017
Interview Date:  Tuesday 18 July 2017
Reference:  MAPPC1000
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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