Lecturer in Physical Geography
This role of fixed term Lecturer in Physical Geography is for a fixed term of 4 years and to provide cover for a colleague who will be working on a research project during this period. The post is fixed term, as defined by the term of the ERC grants awarded to Professor Erin McClymont and Professor Bob Hilton, who will return to their substantive roles at the end of their grants. In addition this role is considered to be a development opportunity and the University consider it important to allow opportunities for such early stage academic opportunities to be available to a number of people. This contract will not be extended beyond the initial fixed term.
The University is committed to developing all of our colleagues to achieve their full potential. We promote and maintain an inclusive and supportive environment to ensure that all colleagues can thrive. Academic colleagues are supported to publish world-class research in their area of interest with a focus on quality in high impact journals, rather than quantity. We will fully support your research needs including practical, help such as resources to attend conferences and to fund research activity, as well as a generous research leave policy and a designated mentor. Sitting alongside world class research; teaching quality and innovation is critical to ensure a first class learning environment and curricula for all of our students. You will be supported to develop your teaching expertise and to engage in teaching innovation to embed our student experience.
All of our Assistant Professors are encouraged to focus on research and teaching but also to engage in wider citizenship to enhance their own development, to support their department and wider discipline, and to contribute to the wider student experience.
We are confident that our recruitment process allows us to attract and select the best international talent to Durham. We therefore offer a reduced probation period of 1 year for our Assistant Professors and thereafter, subject to satisfactory performance, you will be confirmed in post.