Lecturer in Climate Change, Business and Society

London (Greater) (GB)
£48,737 - £57,353 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
23 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
20 Feb 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Geography
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job description

The Department of Geography, King’s College London invites applications for a Lectureship in Climate Change, Business and Society. The successful applicant will join an exciting new collaboration between the Department of Geography and the King’s Business School. They will contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching - particularly the MSc Environment, Social, Governance (ESG) Management and the MSc Climate Change: Environment, Science and Policy - including lecturing, supervision, marking and academic and pastoral support of students. They will also be expected to undertake individual and collaborative research, contributing to the King’s Climate Hub as well as the Risk, Hazards, and Society research group, one of five research groups in the Department. Candidates should hold a PhD and have a developing international research profile on the social impacts of climate change. We particularly welcome applicants working with expertise in policy-relevant issues that tackle climate action and the communication of climate change to non-specialists in the context of organisational barriers/solutions, adaptation planning, mitigation reporting, and/or climate finance.  


The Lectureship is a two-year fixed term position. The post holder will report to the Head of the Department of Geography. The Lecturer will receive mentoring and support to develop their skills and experience in education, academic administration, and research. 


At King’s, we are deeply committed to embedding good equality and diversity practice into all of our activities so that the university is an inclusive, welcoming and inspiring place to work and study, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation. King’s offers inclusive benefits to staff including flexible working, Enhanced Parental Leave, funds for Parents and Carers and the potential to join community staff networks. The Department of Geography is committed to the provision of equality of opportunity and the recognition and promotion of diversity for all our students, staff and visitors. We hold   Bronze Athena SWAN certification and King’s was awarded a Race Equality Charter Bronze Mark in 2020. Our policies align with the College’s equalities policies, including efforts to build an anti-racist university as outlined in the   King’s Race Equality Action Plan 2020-2024. We are committed to encouraging further growth from diverse groups, and we welcome applications from people of all abilities and currently under-represented groups, which we are able to support with our range of flexible and inclusive benefits. We currently have an underrepresentation from women, BAME, disabilities and LGBTQ+ communities. As such, we particularly welcome applicants from these groups. 


This post will be offered on a full-time, fixed term contract for 2 years.


Key responsibilities

  • Development of teaching materials suitable for delivery both online and in-person (blended teaching)
  • Teaching and supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students: in class and online
  • Personal and academic tutorial delivery for all stages of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes for in-person and online cohorts
  • Departmental Administrative roles as appropriate for career stage
  • Research, publication and research grant application for research that contributes to the Climate Hub as well as the Risk, Hazards, and Society research group.

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria

1.       PhD awarded in Climate Change, Human Geography, Environmental Science or a relevant cognate discipline (awarded before starting the post)

2.       Excellent knowledge and understanding of the processes of climate change, and the impacts of climate change on business and society

3.       Excellent presentation, communication and interpersonal skills

4.       Excellent administrative and organisational skills

5.       The ability to design and deliver lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials in the specified fields of expertise

6.       Experience of teaching relevant subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate level, with evidence of innovative and effective teaching and ability to engage and inspire students of diverse and international backgrounds

7.       Experience of assessment procedures in Higher Education and providing excellent feedback on assessment

8.       Evidence of ability to communicate research effectively in the form of publishable journal articles, chapters or conference papers

9.       An interdisciplinary mindset in education and research, and aptitude for working within an interdisciplinary framework, including teaching across disciplines and beyond the immediate field of expertise

10.    A demonstrable commitment to an inclusive, diverse and collegial approach to education and research.


Desirable criteria

1.       Completion of appropriate training in Higher Education teaching and learning/academic practice. Those without this will need to complete this in their first year in post.

2.       Completion of appropriate training in equal opportunities, diversity, and inclusion. Those without this will need to complete this in their first year in post.

3.       Experience of academic administration

4.       Experience of providing academic advice and pastoral support to students

Further information

Short-listed candidates will be invited to a staff presentation (virtual) followed by an online interview, which will start with a five-minute presentation (5 slides) on their approaches to teaching and research.