Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography

University of Cumbria - Department of Science, Natural Resources & Outdoor Studies

Based at campuses in and around the Lake District and with a recent addition in London, the multi-award winning University of Cumbria is a wonderful blend of old and new, founded on a rich educational history with institutions dating back more than 150 years.

Having recently celebrated our 10th anniversary, we have a fast growing research reputation, increasing profile, and place alongside national and international employers, as well as multi-million-pound campus investments and exciting ambitions for the future.

The Department of Science, Natural Resources & Outdoor Studies seeks a Physical Geographer to become the programme leader for the newly validated BSc (Hons) Geography degree recruiting for September 2017. We are specifically seeking a Physical Geographer who has a good grounding in applied hydrology and catchments with respect to resource management and/or ecosystem services. Applicants with GIS and modelling skills are encouraged to apply, although this is not crucial.

The successful candidate will be expected to manage the Geography degree, teach on appropriate modules across this programme and related programmes in the department depending on their expertise, and complete research and publish in their chosen discipline field.

Fieldwork and experiential learning is an essential component of how we teach and as such any new member of staff will embrace this philosophy. As a result, the ability to drive or be willing to drive a minibus is a desirable skill in the applicant.

The Department of Science, Natural Resources & Outdoor Studies is an expanding department split across the University’s campuses at Carlisle and Ambleside, the post holder will be based at the latter. A range of disciplines form the Department which enables us to provide effective inter-disciplinary undergraduate and post graduate programmes alongside similar forms of research. The main discipline areas covered include: Biology & Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Conservation (aquatic and animal), Engineering, Forestry, Forensic Science, Geography, Outdoor Studies (education, leadership and adventure, & environment), Radiation Studies, and Zoology. Provision at Ambleside is focused on Conservation, Forestry, Geography, and Outdoor Studies.

As one of the most research active Departments in the University we encourage and support all staff to continue to develop their personal research interests. This is supported by the existence of the Centre for National Parks & Protected Areas which has a strong ecosystem service theme and an Experiential Learning Hub very much focused on the value of outdoor learning for all. The Department submits to the REF through various subject groups and last time received a 2* rating.

Informal enquiries: Dr Lois Mansfield, Principal Lecturer in Outdoor Studies ( or 015394 30304).

Closing date: Sunday 3rd September 2017 (Midnight).

Interview date: Tuesday 12th September 2017.

Reference: 79511

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