Associate Professor in Human Geography

Durham (GB)
02 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
08 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Geography
Contract Type
Full Time

Associate Professor in Human Geography

The role

The Department of Geography at Durham University seeks to appoint an exceptional scholar as an Associate Professor with research and teaching interests in the broad field of Human Geography whose work will complement and extend the current work in any one (or more) of our research clusters (Economy and Culture; Geographies of Life; Politics - State – Space; Urban Worlds). The successful applicant will develop world class scholarship in their field and we encourage work that develops a range of theoretical, conceptual and/or methodological approaches. Work with relevance to the topics of the Global Challenges identified by RCUK would be an advantage. Successful candidates will have a PhD in a relevant field, demonstrate a track record of internationally excellent and world class agenda-setting publications and strong potential for securing external funding. They will show a commitment to delivering excellent teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, the highest quality supervision to research postgraduates, and will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and masters-level teaching. In addition to their research, the successful candidates will perform departmental administrative tasks commensurate with their grade and contribute to our wider human geography teaching programme.

This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of internationally excellent research and teaching while allowing you unrivalled opportunities to progress and embed your career in an exciting and progressive institution. Successful applicants will, ideally, be in post by 1 Sep 2019. Please direct informal inquiries to Professor Mike Crang (m.a.crang@durham.ac.uk). 

Geography at Durham consistently ranks among the very best departments not just in the UK, but also in the world. We were graded top for research power in REF 2014 and our students report satisfaction levels of 95% in the National Student Survey. From the field to the virtual environment, we are dedicated to exploring innovative methodologies. As an Associate Professor we will look to you to develop world-class scholarship that complements and extends the work in one or more of our core research clusters: Economy and Culture; Geographies of Life; Politics – State – Space; Urban Worlds. You will benefit from our commitment to ensure that your teaching load is sustainable. This will give you time to carry out internationally excellent research, informing your teaching and supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate level. 

Vacancy Reference: GEOG19-54