Senior Lecturer in Geography Education (Education and Research)

University of Exeter - College of Social Sciences & International Studies - Graduate School of Education

We are a Russell Group university boasting a vibrant academic community with over 21,000 students.  Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world, 98% of our research is rated as being of international quality and focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing the world today. We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.

The role

We are seeking to appoint a new full time, permanent Senior Lecturer with a particular interest in geography education at both primary and secondary levels.

The post will include:

  • Writing grant applications and producing high quality research outputs.
  • Co-leading the specialist humanities pathway on our primary PGCE programme
  • Contributing to our humanities provision for all primary PGCE trainees
  • Being a Personal Tutor for a group of Primary PGCE trainees (including School Direct)
  • Acting as a University Visiting Tutor, observing trainees whilst on school placements
  • Lecturing on a range of our postgraduate programmes
  • Developing geography modules as part of MA (Ed) part-time programme
  • Supervising Masters and Doctoral (EdD and PhD) research students

About you

For a Senior Lecturer post you will have:

  • A PhD or equivalent in geography education and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in a relevant active field of research
  • A strong record in attracting funding for research, or demonstrate potential to attract such funding
  • An active approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research
  • Enthusiasm for delivering high quality postgraduate programmes
  • Strong connections and funded projects with business and community partners
  • Involvement in projects which develop impact
  • A strong potential for research leadership
  • A track record in refereed publications and success in significant grant capture
  • Relationships with external organisations and funders and knowledge and experience of key sectors and business challenges

What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career

For an informal and confidential discussion about the post please contact Professor Dave Hall (tel: 01392 724932, email:   

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer.  We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution.  Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce

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