Lecturer in Sustainable Development Geography

Kingston University

This lectureship will involve teaching and assessment in the general area of Sustainable Development, plus tutorial support, project supervision, fieldwork and other support activities in the broader subject areas of the Geographical Sciences. The role will include management of modules, and there will be self-managed time available for research. The successful applicant will be encouraged to develop research collaborations with current staff.

The Person

Candidates should have a sound knowledge of the concepts, policies and practices relevant to Sustainable Development, particularly in relation to organisations, and on the social, political and practical responses to the challenges of climate change, at different scales and in different sectors. Expertise in environmental governance or environmental management systems would be advantageous, as would knowledge of sustainable development and climate change approaches and initiatives in different parts of the world.

The successful applicant will be a lively teacher with an excellent empathy with students and a command of up-to-date approaches in lecturing and communication. He/she will need to have a first degree and a PhD in a relevant subject. Experience of undergraduate teaching is important, as is a willingness to engage in the full range of academic activities.

The Faculty

The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing was designed to enable interdisciplinary study, research and projects – and provide hands-on, ‘real-world’ experiences for its students. More than 400 academics, support staff, researchers and research students work together alongside undergraduate and postgraduate students as one academic community.

Thanks to the Faculty’s success in the national Research Excellence Framework (REF), it will gain greater recognition for its cutting-edge research and continue to help change the world for the better.

The Faculty runs a comprehensive programme of outreach activities to take science, engineering and computing out into the community.

Using the brand new ‘labs in lorries’, it takes advanced equipment into schools and colleges across the Southeast, including programmable robots, forensic science equipment and an advanced patient simulator that looks and talks like a person. These facilities are available in a specialist outreach centre that opened in September 2016 and aim to engage and inspire the next generation of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) professionals.

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