UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction


Earthquake Science Teaching Fellow

19 January 2017

The UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR) is a cross-UCL Institute, which aims to lead research, knowledge exchange and advanced teaching in the area of risk and disaster reduction (RDR).

By providing a focus for UCL's RDR activities, with its breadth of disciplinary emphasis, promotion of novel multidisciplinary research and translation into practice, the Institute aims to assume a role of leadership in RDR both in the UK and internationally. The Institute is hosted in the Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences, but operates across all UCL's faculties, spanning earth and space sciences, statistics, engineering and global health and contributes to UCL's Grand Challenges. The IRDR runs three masters programmes, an MRes and two MSc's with about 25 students, and has a research student population of about 20. 

We are seeking to appoint a Teaching Fellow to work with Professor Peter Sammonds, (1) to deliver teaching in earthquake science and seismic risk and (2), provide support for the acting masters programme director, as maternity leave cover. 

The Teaching Fellow will, (1) deliver and support a masters module on earthquake science and seismic risk [25%], (2) develop course material, including online material [25% time], (iii) supervise and support IRDR masters projects [25% time] and, (iv) contribute to IRDR research in the field of earthquake science and earthquake risk and the IRDR research environment [25% time]. The Fellow would also support the acting masters programme director in the administration of the programmes. The post-holder would also benefit from the IRDR research network and environment, and be expected to contribute to this research environment.

This full-time position is funded for 15 months in the first instance.

Salary £37,936- £41,163 per annum. 

Key Requirements

We are seeking a candidate with a PhD in a field of earthquake science. The candidate should have experience of supervising students' research and of university teaching at advanced level. They should have the ability to present complex information effectively to a range of audiences and a demonstrated ability to pursue internationally excellent research.

If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Dr Rosanna Smith (rosanna.smith@ucl.ac.uk), 02076793157. For informal enquiries regarding the vacancy, please contact Prof Peter Sammonds, p.sammonds@ucl.ac.uk.