Professor in Environmental and Global Justice

Northumbria University - Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences

Northumbria University, Newcastle is now in the UK top 50 for research power and has been recognised by Times Higher Education as having the biggest rise in research power of any university following the results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), a national assessment of research quality in UK universities. To further strengthen our world-leading research areas we are investing to develop exciting opportunities in multidisciplinary research.

We are seeking to appoint a Professor in the Department of Social Sciences to further develop the Multi-Disciplinary Research Theme ‘Environmental and Global Justice'. The theme is a cross faculty initiative between Social Sciences and Law with strengths in international development, human and environmental rights, green crime and harm, and resilience and responses to environmental degradation. Applications are invited from scholars in criminology, geography, politics, sociology or international development whose research concerns global challenges within this agenda. That research should speak to or broaden the reach of our environmental and global justice theme and be concerned with issues such as: clean energy; sustainable agriculture; mass migration; and conflict and humanitarian action.

You will hold a PhD or equivalent, and will have developed an excellent publication and research track record in any of the social sciences pertaining to environmental and global justice. It is essential that you have exceptional written and verbal communication skills; relevant teaching and postgraduate supervisory experience; people and organisational leadership skills; and the ability to develop and ‘win’ significant external funding bids. You will also be able to demonstrate a willingness to work as part of a team and to take on administrative and management tasks, as required within a vibrant department and Faculty.

For informal enquiries about this post please contact: David Gleeson, Acting Associate Pro Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation - 0191 2273707.

For more information about the Environmental and Global Justice theme please visit

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Northumbria University is an equal opportunities employer and in welcoming applications from all sectors of the community we strongly encourage applications from women and under-represented groups.

Closing Date: 13th November 2016

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