Lecturer or Associate Professor in Economic Geography

Southampton, United Kingdom
£43,155 to £69,961 per annum
16 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
12 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Economy, Society and Governance

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £43,155 to £69,961 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Wednesday 12 April 2023
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2215823WR

Southampton is in the top 1% of world universities and one of the UK’s top 10 research-intensive universities, with an international reputation for leading research, teaching, and enterprise activities. The School of Geography of Environmental Science was ranked fifth among all UK universities in the 2022 subject league table published by The Guardian.

The School of Geography & Environmental Science is seeking to appoint a Lecturer or Associate Professor in Economic Geography.

This appointment will strengthen the Economy, Society, Governance research group. Members of the group include Nick Clarke, Jen Dickinson, Brian Hracs, Rishika Mukhopadhyay, Darja Reuschke, Emma Roe, Dianna Smith, Peter Sunley, Julie Vullnetari, and Eleanor Wilkinson. Existing research focuses on: uneven development, regional economic evolution, policy, and place; digital economies, entrepreneurship, creativity, craft, and heritage; citizenship and civil society; and everyday life.

We welcome applicants committed to working across the sub-disciplines of human geography, with scholars in other disciplines, and with a mixture of approaches and methods.

Teaching activities for this post will be primarily on the BA Geography programmes, with a possible contribution to the School’s MSc programmes. They will include lectures in economic geography and related fields and statistical methods training for undergraduate geography students. They may include contributions to residential fieldtrips. In time, there should be scope for developing new modules in specialist disciplinary areas, and developing innovative modes of teaching and learning. We welcome applicants interested in, and/or experienced with, decolonising the curriculum. Training towards a Post-graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) qualification will be provided as appropriate. The School and University also offer mentorship support and a variety of opportunities for skills-building and professional development.

The post is tenable from 1st September 2023.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Justin Sheffield (Head of School; or Professor Peter Sunley (

The modality of education delivery will depend on the Covid-19 pandemic status and local conditions, but it is anticipated that the majority of teaching during the 2023/24 academic session will be in-person. The University has clear guidelines and plans for moving between online teaching and in-person teaching as needed. The primary concern underlying all these plans is for the safety of staff and students.

Working at the University of Southampton:

Check out the staff benefits and why you should join us at The University of Southampton!