University of the West of England: Professor in Community Resilience

By Robert Lyons on 14th November 2017
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the UWE, Bristol is seeking an outstanding research leader in Community Resilience, broadly construed, who is able to bring expertise and leadership in qualitative social science, including behaviour change, for application within environmental risk and resilience within its Centre for Floods, Communities and Resilience (CFCR). This is fuelled by our ambition to grow research capacity and address the major global challenge of how to build local resilience and adaptation to extreme weather, including floods and droughts. As the successful applicant, you will be a leading authority in this domain, and have a substantial national/international record demonstrating subject expertise, excellence and achievement. You will also have a strong record in the innovative development and delivery of qualitative and participatory research methodologies. CFCR and Department of Geography and Environmental Management are keen to welcome an individual who has their own vision, and wishes to contribute to shaping not only their own professorial position but the Centre itself.

Following the University’s success in REF 2014, we are providing exciting opportunities for exceptional individuals to join us in the next phase of our development towards our 2020 strategic goals of ‘Research with Impact’ and ‘Outstanding Learning’. This post within the Department of Geography and Environmental Management is a permanent, full-time appointment. We expect the appointed individual to make a leading contribution to our submission to the next Research Excellence Framework exercise in 2020/21. As the successful applicant, you will be able to demonstrate a strong track record and ongoing achievement of: successful bidding for external research funding; producing high quality contributions to knowledge in terms of your published work; and leading research development initiatives.

CFCR is investing in the development of this post and the appointee will be provided with significant internal research time allowance in the first instance to help ensure that they establish their research leadership, and add to their portfolio of externally funded research activity as soon as possible within the Centre. CFCR has been highly successful in its period of formation and early growth at UWE with a research portfolio underpinned by substantial RCUK funding (from AHRC, EPSRC, ESRC and NERC).