Chair in Comparative Planetary Atmospheres (Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences/Priestley International Centre for Climate)

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.

(Image of Mars: NASA/JPL)


The Priestley Centre established two annual prizes in the name of the renowned climate scientist, astronaut and Leeds alumnus, Piers Sellers, to recognise exceptional research that furthers our understanding of climate change and how to address it. The deadline for nominations for 2017 Piers Sellers PhD prize is 17:00 on 27th April.


Do you aspire to be a lead author of assessments from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) or World Meteorological Organization / United Nations Environment Programme (WMO/UNEP), or have your work cited in these assessments?

The 3 day MAPERS training course (18th -20th September) brings together expert assessment authors, policy advisers and communication experts to lift the veil on these processes and train 30 next generation environmental scientists on how to develop an effective assessment.