Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Physical Geography/Environmental Sciences

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
22 Jan 2018
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05 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Engineering and Environment
Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences

Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Physical Geography/Environmental Sciences  - Ref EAE17/36
Full Time
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Salary:    £34,520 - £38,832 - £39,992 - £49,149

Northumbria University at Newcastle is a research-rich, business-focussed, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence.

Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, and with a campus in the heart of London’s financial district, Northumbria University is located in the UK’s best two cities for students. At Northumbria we are global in our scope and reach, with operations in London, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Singapore, and we remain the largest English provider in Hong Kong. The University continues its strong commitment to internationalism, including its valuable and long-standing links with Europe. 

Northumbria is ranked 48th in The Guardian league table 2018, and ranked in the Top 200 Under 50 global University rankings. Northumbria University values the quality and diversity of our staff.

The Faculty of Engineering and Environment is committed to the applications and principles of Science and Technology in all its forms and strives to be excellent in research, teaching and innovation.

Working within the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences, you will contribute to an area of Physical Geography and Environmental Sciences to further enhance research, enterprise and teaching.   The department has particular strengths in Cold & Palaeo Environments and Environmental Geochemistry & Ecology and is a key member of the University's Extreme Environments multidisciplinary research theme. Candidates with expertise in environmental geochemistry or ecology in extreme environments are encouraged to apply though excellent applications from candidates across all physical geography backgrounds would be considered.

You must hold a first degree and it is desirable that you should be either qualified or soon to be qualified to Doctoral level in a relevant discipline, and have subject expertise in physical geography or environmental sciences with specialist knowledge gained through research activity, professional practice or consultancy. Proven ability to deliver high quality teaching within an appropriate field is essential. Membership (or eligibility for membership) of a relevant professional body (e.g. IEMA or CIEEM) is desirable.

For informal enquiries about this post please contact Professor Ben Brock, Head of Department, on +44 0191 2273225 ( or Professor Ulrich Salzmann, Head of Subject (Physical Geography and Environmental Science), on +44 0191 2273874 (

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We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Interviews will take place late April/early May 2018

Closing Date:  05 March 2018