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Lecturer or Associate Professor in Human Geography

Southampton, United Kingdom
£44,263 to £72,018 per annum
Closing date
23 Feb 2024

Economy, Society and Governance

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £44,263 to £72,018 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Friday 23 February 2024
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2600924WR

The University of Southampton is ranked 12th in the UK (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023) and 81st globally (QS World University Rankings 2024). The School of Geography and Environmental Science is ranked sixth in the UK (The Guardian Subject League Table 2024).

The School of Geography and Environmental Science is seeking to appoint a Lecturer or Associate Professor in Human Geography. This appointment will strengthen the Economy, Society and Governance (ESG) and/or Population, Health and Wellbeing (PHeW) research group(s). We particularly welcome applications from scholars active in one or both of the following areas: 

  • Quantitative social geography, including use of surveys, administrative data and big data to research socio-spatial inequalities, especially as they relate to migration, uneven development and/or the social geographies of climate change and the green transition. 
  • Critical environmental geography, including the politics and economics of climate change and the green transition, especially as they relate to food, resources, migration and/or development. 

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 involve lectures, tutorials, practicals, seminars and/or fieldwork. We welcome applicants committed to teaching across these programmes, including on core introductory modules, research methods training modules and residential fieldtrips. There may also be scope for developing new modules in specialist disciplinary areas, and for 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 2024. 

In your application, you should make clear whether you are applying for Level 5 (Lecturer) or Level 6 (Associate Professor). 

The School of Geography and Environmental Science is committed to fostering a culture of equality, diversity and inclusion. We welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates and particularly encourage applications from candidates belonging to groups who are under-represented within academic posts at the University, including, but not limited to: people from Black and minority ethnic groups; and disabled people. The School is committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offers a range of family friendly policies, flexi-time and flexible working. We are a Disability Confident employer and the School holds a bronze Athena Swan award. 

Informal enquiries can be made to Justin Sheffield (Head of School; or Nick Clarke (Leader of the Economy, Society and Governance research group; 

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Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert. 

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