Lecturer in Human Geography, Teaching Focus

Egham, United Kingdom
£43,660 per annum - including London Allowance
07 Aug 2020
End of advertisement period
24 Aug 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Geography
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department of Geography

Location: Egham
Salary: £43,660 per annum - including London Allowance
Closing Date: Monday 24 August 2020
Interview Date: See advert
Reference: 0820-172

Fixed Term, Full Time

Applications are invited for a fixed term post (11 months) as Lecturer in Human Geography (Teaching Focus) 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 (NSS 96% overall satisfaction in 2019 and 2020) as well as for research excellence (ranked 2nd in REF2014 in the Geography, Environmental Studies and Archaeology sub-panel). 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 Human Geographers, with a primary affiliation to our Social, Cultural and Historical Geography research group (SCHG).

Applicants should demonstrate appropriate expertise in Human Geography related to the potential teaching areas of the post, with a particular ability to contribute to teaching in urban geography, cultural geography, and qualitative research methods. The applicant will make a teaching contribution at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including first-year undergraduate teaching on ‘Geographical Techniques’, second-year undergraduate teaching on ‘Cities’ and ‘Cultural Geographies’, field course teaching, and the Department’s new MSc in Global Futures. Royal Holloway will be delivering a ‘flexible education’ programme in 2020-2021, blending face to face and online teaching.

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.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact the Head of Geography, Professor Philip Crang, on or our Undergraduate Education Lead, Professor Katie Willis, on

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

Please quote the reference: 0820-172
Closing Date: Midnight, 24 August 2020
Interview Date: 2 September or 3 September 2020

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. 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.