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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Human Geography

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Human Geography

Job reference: P67100

Application closing date: 21/04/2019

Location: Exeter

Salary: The starting salary will be from for Lecturer £35,211 up to £39,609 on Grade F OR for Senior Lecturer £43,267 up to £50,132 on Grade G both are depending on qualifications and experience. Package Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

Job description

College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Department of Geography with Global Systems Institute

This full time post is available from 1st June 2019 on a permanent basis.

Geography at Exeter is one of the largest Geography Departments in the UK and is recognised as an international leader across the range of contemporary geographical and environmental research. We were ranked 7th in the UK for research intensity in REF2014, and 3rd in terms of research power in Geography by the Times Higher Education supplement. Most recently, Exeter was ranked 11th in the world for Geography in the QS 2018 world rankings.

Human Geography at Exeter is diverse and leading-edge, with over 30 permanent academic staff. Our work is influential in shaping research agendas in fields that include geographies of health, contemporary urbanisation, migration and refugee studies and environmental sustainability, climate change and resilience.

The Global Systems Institute at Exeter is a trans-disciplinary group of researchers, teachers and partners whose goal is to look beyond single 'environmental' issues to a truly systemic view of coupled global changes in the human sphere and the biosphere.

The role

We are seeking to appoint a new Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Human Geography, to be based at the Exeter campus, who will contribute to extending the research and education profile of Geography and the Global Systems Institute. We welcome applications from those working in the broad field of Geographies of Health, Wellbeing or Population. Applications are invited from those whose research and teaching interests include: population change and migration, human health and health policy, food security and human wellbeing, and consumption across the life-course. We are particularly interested in applicants who can demonstrate skills and expertise in the application of GIS in their field of research.

The post holder will be expected to:

  • Fulfil research, teaching and administration duties as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography and the Global Systems Institute;
  • Build the research profile of human geography at Exeter, generating new funding, and attracting and supervising post-doctorate researchers and postgraduate research students.
  • Collaborate with colleagues both within the Department and the University of Exeter as a whole in order to develop and support human geography research and teaching within the context of the College and department.
  • Contribute to the general operation of the Department, Institute and College as a member of its academic team.

About you

For a Lecturer post you will have:

  • A PhD or equivalent in Human Geography and evidence of an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in a relevant active field of research
  • Depending on career-stage, a strong record in attracting funding for research, or demonstrable potential to attract such funding.
  • An active approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research
  • Enthusiasm for delivering high quality undergraduate programmes
  • Involvement in projects which develop impact, or clear plans to develop impactful research agendas
  • Expertise in the use of GIS in human geography research and teaching.

For a Senior Lecturer you will have:

  • A PhD or equivalent in Human Geography and evidence of an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in a relevant active field of research.
  • A strong record in attracting funding for research, and demonstrable potential to attract such funding
  • An active approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research
  • Enthusiasm and experience of delivering high quality undergraduate and/or postgraduate programmes
  • Involvement in projects which develop impact, or clear plans to develop impactful research agendas.
  • An active and supportive approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research that will help to foster interactions and links both within the University and externally with business and industry
  • Proven academic leadership skills and teamwork skills to work in collaboration with existing group members
  • Expertise in the use of GIS in human geography research and teaching
  • Be an externally recognised authority in your research and the broader subject area.

 

Benefits

We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  •  41 days leave per year
  •  Options for flexible working
  •  Numerous discounts at leading retailers
  •  Onsite gyms on all of our campus' and a cycle to work scheme
  •  Sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  •  Stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

 

Before submitting an application you may wish to discuss the post further by contacting Professor Henry Buller, Head of Geography, (telephone 01392 723846 or email H.Buller@Exeter.ac.uk), Professor Tim Lenton, Director of the Global Systems Institute (telephone 01392724608 or email: T.Lenton@Exeter.ac.uk) or Professor John Wylie, Director of Research (telephone 01392 723339 or email J.W.Wylie@Exeter.ac.uk)

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer. We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.