Assistant Professor in Human Geography

Durham (GB)
£33,797 - £49,553
17 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
31 Oct 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Geography
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor in Human Geography
Vacancy Reference    GEOG20-1
Department    Geography

The Department of Geography at Durham University seeks to appoint an exceptional scholar as an Assistant Professor with research and teaching interests in the broad field of Human Geography. We are particularly keen to hear from those whose work encompasses quantitative methods, and 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. Successful candidates will be close to completion of, or been awarded, a PhD in a relevant field, and demonstrate the potential for agenda-setting publications.

They will show a commitment to delivering excellent teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, high-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 2020. Please direct informal enquiries to Prof Mike Bentley (Head of Department) m.j.bentley@durham.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is 31 October 2019 at 12pm midday.  
Brief Description:
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 Assistant Professor we will look to you to develop research 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 also contribute to our high-quality teaching programme and to departmental citizenship. 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.

For more information on the Department of Geography see: https://www.dur.ac.uk/geography/