Lecturer in Demography/Population Geography

University of St Andrews - School of Geography and Geosciences

Start Date: Negotiable but not later than 1 August 2017

The Department of Geography and Sustainable Development is seeking to appoint a Lecturer with expertise in Demography/Population Geography. We are looking for candidates with excellent research profiles in Demography and Population Studies and with research interests in family and fertility; international and internal migration; population ageing, health and mortality; or in a cognate research area. The candidates should have strong skills in demographic and longitudinal data analysis and be capable of contributing to the Human Geography teaching programme.

The successful applicant will join the Population and Health Research Group (PHRG), which is one of the four research clusters in the Department of Geography and Sustainable Development (DGSD). The PHRG is home to eight academic staff and a team of post-doctoral researchers and PhD students. The PHRG research covers a wide range of demographic topics including the analysis of health, well-being and mortality; family and fertility dynamics; life course choices; migration and new mobilities; ethnicity and minority populations; and population inequalities www.st-andrews.ac.uk/gsd/research/phrg. The group combines expertise in demographic and longitudinal data analysis; small-area estimation and population projections; spatial and geographical analysis; and qualitative and mixed methods. There are a number of ongoing research projects funded by the UK’s research councils and the European Commission. The group hosts the ESRC Centre for Population Change (CPC), the ESRC Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE) and the Census and Administrative Data Longitudinal Studies (CALLS) Hub.

Candidates should hold a PhD in demography, population geography or a cognate social science discipline (including statistics and applied mathematics). Excellent teaching skills and an interest in promoting knowledge exchange are essential. They should also have some familiarity with grant seeking processes in relation to research councils and other national and international sources. This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to work in and collaborate with an international team of population researchers on highly policy-relevant topics exploiting rich longitudinal data and applying sound methodology.

Informal enquiries can be directed to: Professor William Austin, ho10@st-andrews.ac.uk, Professor Hill Kulu, Hill.Kulu@liverpool.ac.uk (before 31/12/16) Hill.Kulu@st-andrews.ac.uk, (after 1/1/17) and Dr Nissa Finney, nf42@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Applications are particularly welcome from women who are under-represented in Science posts at the University.

The University of St Andrews is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, which is further demonstrated through its working on the Gender and Race Equality Charters and being awarded the Athena SWAN award for women in science, HR Excellence in Research Award and the LGBT Charter; www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards.

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Start Date: Negotiable but not later than 1 August 2017

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