Assistant Professor / Lecturer in Human Geography
Faculty of Engineering and Environment
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Working within the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences, you will provide expertise in an area of Human Geography to further enhance research, teaching and entrepreneurial activities. This position will include designing, developing and delivering high-quality teaching activities, undertaking individual and joint research to produce high-quality academic outputs, and participating in external activity to generate income and promote the subject.
The Department has particular strengths in four core research areas: Geographies of Development and Disasters; Social and Cultural Geographies; Cold and Palaeo Environments; and Geochemistry, Ecology, Climate and Conservation.
We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates with expertise in development, economic and digital geographies and/or with research interests aligned with these themes:
- Activism, volunteering and citizenship
- Political ecologies and climate justice
- Children and young people
- Mobilities, migration and displacement
However, we will consider high-quality applications in any area relevant to our teaching or research activities in Human Geography.
You must hold a first degree and be qualified to Doctoral level in a relevant discipline and have subject expertise appropriate to the theme, with specialist knowledge gained through research activity, professional practice or consultancy. Proven ability to deliver high-quality research-led teaching within an appropriate field and a strong publication profile are essential.
For informal enquiries about this vacancy, please contact Prof. Katy Jenkins, Deputy Head of Department (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Prof. Kathryn Cassidy, Head of Subject for Human Geography, Policy and Development (email@example.com)
To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now', and submit a covering letter, CV including research /education statements, and grants and publications list. Please highlight your highest quality research outputs up to a maximum of 4. In addition, candidates are asked to provide copies of the top 2 research outputs (Journal / book chapter /practice-based portfolio). Where possible candidates are asked to combine all documents into a single file.
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We are an on-campus organisation where colleagues work regular patterns of hours and on campus, with some flexibility on the timing of their hours and the location of their work in discussion with their manager.
Northumbria University is committed to creating an inclusive culture where we take pride in, and value, the diversity of our staff. We encourage and welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds a bronze Athena Swan award in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality, we are a Disability Confident Employer, a member of the Race Equality Charter and are participating in the Stonewall Diversity Champion Programme. We are also a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers. The University has implemented a range of flexible working arrangements, and we are happy to explore candidate requirements as part of the recruitment process.
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This post is advertised across our Assistant Professor and Lecturer roles (role descriptions are attached). Colleagues appointed into our Lecturer grade are usually early career academics who are supported through their probationary period to develop their Academic profile. Upon completion of probation objectives these colleagues are automatically moved into the Assistant Professor role. The selection panel will assess your application and discuss with you which role you are being considered for at selection and appointment stages.
Please note this vacancy will close on 07/10/2022