Lecturer in Planning

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£38,592 - £53,353 per annum
22 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
05 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job Description:

The School of Natural and Built Environment (NBE) at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the post of Lecturer in Planning. The successful applicant will deliver professionally accredited Modules in Planning at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The applicant will therefore be expected to engage significantly with the teaching, assessment, organisation and administration of Planning Education elements within the School. This will consist of assisting with coordinating modules alongside working with colleagues to deliver lectures leading seminars, conducting tutorials and participating in a range of teaching activities.

Importantly, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the existing Research Culture within the school by joining the existing Environmental and Spatial Governance (ENSGOV) research cell cluster. The successful candidate will develop funding applications that align with the cluster’s focus on research that critically engages with spatial and regulatory practices that underpin and challenge effective and fair governance, particularly those associated with sustainable and just transitions. They will also be expected to operate in support of ENSGOV research-active colleagues as required. Hence a capacity to contribute to one or more of the following research foci would be welcomed: sustainable energy planning, coastal and marine planning, and communities and the social economy.

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate you have: 

  • Relevant degree (minimum 2:1) or equivalent
  • PhD completed in Planning or a cognate subject
  • At least one, peer-reviewed journal article on a topic germane to environmental and spatial governance
  • Experience in operating as a PI or CI in grant funded research projects
  • Experience in delivery of education to undergraduate planning students to achieve RTPI professional accreditation
  • Understanding of the legal, rural, urban and sustainability in contemporary planning practice.

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria, click on the 'Candidate Information' link below.

This is a fixed term post, available for 36 months. Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding. 

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.

We offer an excellent employment package that includes:

  • Great terms & conditions
  • Pension schemes
  • Flexible working by enabling you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager through a blend of remote and office working                              
  • Family-friendly initiatives
  • Career development opportunities
  • Support for health & mental wellbeing
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 8.4 weeks a year (made up of 23 days annual leave, 10 closure days and 9 bank holidays)

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Race) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit: www.qub.ac.uk/diversitywww.qub.ac.uk/qgi and www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/

Informal enquiries may be directed to Stephan McKay - s.mckay@qub.ac.uk

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