Assistant Professor in Human Geography

Durham (County) (GB)
£35333 - £51,805 per annum
14 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
08 Jan 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Geography
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Geography at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented individual to the role of Assistant Professor.

We welcome applications from those with research and teaching interests in the broad field of Human Geography. Engagement with current methodological innovations in quantitative and qualitative techniques - for example, relating to digital geographies, geohumanities, critical GIS, participatory and alternative approaches to cartography, such as feminist, decolonial or indigenous mapping - would be a distinct advantage.

We are particularly keen to hear from candidates able to introduce our undergraduate students to the quantitative and qualitative techniques necessary to the further study of such methodologies. Candidates will have substantive research themes that complement and extend the current work in one (or more) of our Human Geography research clusters (Economy & 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 2023. Please direct informal enquiries to Prof Cheryl McEwan (Head of Department) .

The closing date for applications is 8th January 2023.


Brief Description:

Geography at Durham consistently ranks among the very best departments not just in the UK, but also in the world. We were ranked =1st in REF 2021 and our research environment was awarded the highest possible 100% 4* score. 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 & 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/