Stipendiary Lecturership (6 Hours) in Physical Geography

University of Oxford - Hertford College

Hertford College proposes to appoint a Stipendiary Lecturer in Physical Geography from 18 September 2017 (or as soon as possible thereafter, and by 2 October 2017 at the latest) for one year.

The tutorial teaching load of the successful candidate will, collectively, be an average of 6 hours per week (in pairs and small classes) over the term. The successful candidate will be asked to provide tutorial teaching in the following courses. For Prelims (1st year): Physical Geography, Geographical Techniques, and Geographical Controversies. For Final Honours School (2nd year): Earth System Dynamics, Environmental Geography and Geographical Research. Some dissertation supervision may also be required, depending on the topics chosen by the students. The appointee will work alongside Dr Jamie Lorimer and Dr Janet Banfield in helping to organise teaching in Geography at Hertford, assist with the pastoral care of undergraduates as well as with the selection of candidates to study Geography at the college, and promote Geography as a discipline in collaboration with the fellows and tutors in Geography.

Candidates should have a good first degree in Physical Geography (or a related subject) and, preferably, should have, or be close to completing, a doctorate in the subject. Candidates will need to demonstrate research excellence and teaching experience. Experience with Oxford undergraduate admissions would also be an advantage. The salary for a 6-hour post is on a scale from £13,026 to £14,651 p.a., depending on qualifications and experience, and will be pensionable with USS. The successful candidate will also be entitled to associate membership of the SCR, to use of a shared teaching room in college, to free lunches in college (when teaching and during vacations) and to two free dinners per week during weeks 0–9 of term. Further particulars for the post are available on the Hertford College website:

Hertford currently has c. 27 undergraduates reading for the degrees of Geography. Details of the course may be found on the website of the School of Geography and the Environment:

Candidates should send a cv including relevant experience, a covering letter (of 1-2 pages), an application form (available on the college website), and the names of two referees by email to Ms Julia Howe, Deputy Academic Administrator, Hertford College ( by 12.00 noon on Friday 25 August 2017. Candidates should also arrange for their referees to write to the college by the same date. It is anticipated that interviews will be held in the week of 4 September 2017.

This is a college vacancy and the terms and conditions of the post are available at The University Terms and Conditions shown elsewhere on this site do not apply to this post.

Hertford College is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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