Lecturer, Teaching Focused, in Physical Geography

Egham, United Kingdom
£42,926 per annum - including London Allowance
06 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
07 Jul 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Geography
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department of Geography

Location:      Egham
Salary:      £42,926 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing Date:      Sunday 07 July 2019
Interview Date:      Tuesday 23 July 2019

Fixed Term, 24 Months

Applications are invited for a fixed term (24 months) teaching focused post in Physical Geography at Lecturer level in the Department of Geography, Royal Holloway University of London.

The successful applicant will join a department with an outstanding reputation for its teaching and student support, with some of the very strongest ratings for student satisfaction (NSS) in the UK. They will be dynamic and enthusiastic with the ability to inform and inspire students, and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching. The Department has a strong community ethos, and mentoring and further training will be available to the successful candidate. In 2018 the Department was awarded the Athena SWAN Silver Award from the Equality Challenge Unit, recognising exceptional commitment and excellence in the advancement of gender equality. The successful candidate will engage with and extend the work of the Department’s Centre for Quaternary Research (CQR). The CQR is one of the most significant clusters of expertise in Quaternary Science in the UK, and has played a leading role in shaping understanding of past climates and environments. The CQR has a close working relationship with other universities and major research and cultural institutions. The CQR has run a very successful MSc programme in Quaternary Science for over 20 years, and many major figures in the specialism have been trained at Royal Holloway.

Applicants should demonstrate appropriate expertise in Physical Geography and Quaternary Science related to the potential teaching areas of the post, with a particular ability to contribute to teaching in geomorphology and GIS. Specifically, potential teaching areas include: a third-year undergraduate option course on either ‘Arid Africa’ or ‘Mediterranean Landscapes’; second-year undergraduate teaching on ‘Techniques in Physical Geography’; second-year undergraduate teaching on ‘GIS in Physical Geography’; second-year undergraduate teaching on ‘Earth Surface Processes and Hazards’; first-year undergraduate tutorials in Physical Geography; and postgraduate teaching on the MSc in Quaternary Science.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including generous annual leave and training and development opportunities. The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London. The successful applicant will join one of the UK’s strongest Geography Departments, with research specialisms in not only Quaternary Science but also cultural and historical geography, geopolitics and security, development and environmental justice. High scores in the National Student Survey (96% overall satisfaction in 2018) are combined with research excellence, with the Department ranked 2nd in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. From 2019, the Department of Geography will be enhanced through its membership of the Royal Holloway’s new School of Life Science and the Environment. The Department has excellent laboratory facilities including dedicated facilities for luminescence dating, palaeoecology, thin section work, tephrochronology and microscopy, as well as digital facilities for GIS and other forms of analysis and visualisation.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact the Director of the Centre for Quaternary Research, Professor Danielle Schreve at or the Head of Department, Professor Philip Crang at

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at:

Please quote the reference: 0619-229

Closing Date: Midnight, 7th July 2019

Interview Date: 23rd July 2019

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration and the pro-rata salary will not meet the minimum threshold set by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.