Lecturer (Teaching Focused) in Physical Geography

Egham, United Kingdom
£44,283 to £52,430 per annum - including London Allowance
16 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
01 Jul 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Geography
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Department of Geography

Location: Egham
Salary: £44,283 to £52,430 per annum - including London Allowance
Post Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Friday 01 July 2022
Reference: 0622-254

Full-Time, Fixed Term (12 month post until 31 August 2023)

Applications are invited for a fixed term (12 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.

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 statistics at undergraduate level and core teaching on the MSc in Quaternary Science. Specifically, potential teaching areas include a third-year undergraduate option course on one of  ‘Global Warming’, ‘Digital Landscapes’, ‘Global Conservation Challenges’ or ‘Mammals in a Changing World’; first-year undergraduate statistics teaching on ‘Geographical Techniques’; first-year undergraduate tutorials in Physical Geography; an  undergraduate or postgraduate residential field trip; and postgraduate core course teaching on the MSc in Quaternary Science.

While this is a teaching-focused post, with no formal research requirement, the successful candidate will be encouraged to engage with the wider research culture of the Department, particularly the 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.

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, situated with the School of Life Science and the Environment, 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 (93% overall satisfaction in 2021) are combined with research excellence, with the Department ranked 5th in the UK in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework. 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.

This is a fixed-term post available from 1 September 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact the Head of Department, Professor Danielle Schreve at

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: 0622-254

Closing Date: 23:59, 1 July 2022

Interview Date: 13 July 2022

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship. 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.