Professor of Human Geography
UON 2025 VISION
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PROFESSOR OF HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
Faculty of Science
The School of Environmental and Life Sciences is one of the largest in the University and has a diverse range of science-based disciplines. It has an impressive record of research activity with many of the disciplines rated as 'above world standard'. The subject area of geography has been consistently ranked in the Top 100 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject for the past five years.
An opportunity exists for an outstanding individual to provide leadership in research and teaching in Human Geography (and the allied areas of Development Studies and Environmental Studies). The successful candidate will also take a leadership role in the activities of the Centre for Urban and Regional Studies, the University's human geography research group. The successful candidate will have a record of outstanding achievement in research and teaching in an area that complements the existing strengths in Human Geography (Alternative Economic Geography, Cultural Geography, Development Geography and Rural and Resource Geographies). Demonstrated capacity to lead a research group and to generate high quality multi-disciplinary research outcomes including publishing quality research, supervising research higher degree graduates and securing external research funding are essential.Excellent interpersonal skills including the capacity to engage effectively with different stakeholder groups and a commitment to contributing to a collaborative high achieving culture are essential. Exposure to innovation in learning and teaching will be an advantage.
Located just 200 km north of Sydney, Newcastle offers a desirable and welcoming coastal community lifestyle. With an enviable climate, affordable housing and a wide range of cultural and outdoor activities to choose from, Newcastle offers highly desirable lifestyle opportunities for the right candidate.
This is a full-time, continuing position.
For further information see https://hronline.newcastle.edu.au/pls/alesco/WK8127$VAC.QueryView?P_VACANCY_REF_NO=3327
CLOSING DATE:21 July, 2017
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