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Lecturer in Geography and Environment

University of Aberdeen - School of Geosciences

Location: Aberdeen
Salary: £40,792 to £48,676
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 4th July 2019
Closes: 31st August 2019
Job Ref: GEO372A

We wish to appoint a Lecturer as part of our ongoing programme to expand Human Geography, where research is centred around the theme of Smart Sustainable Futures. The Department of Geography and Environment seeks a Human Geographer who will enhance our research strengths in geospatial data science. The new appointee will contribute to undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes, specifically to GIS, geospatial and quantitative methods courses.

The successful applicant will have an outstanding emerging, or existing, research profile that sits within the Smart Sustainable Futures research theme. You will be expected to generate research income and high quality research outputs. You will be required to engage in student recruitment activities to attract home, EU, and international students. We welcome applications from candidates who can demonstrate excellence in and a commitment to designing and delivering the highest quality teaching. Demonstrable expertise in GIS and quantitative methods applicable to teaching and research is essential.

The Lecturer in Geography and Environment will be expected to contribute to research, teaching and administrative activities. With a PhD and postdoctoral experience in human geography or a cognate discipline, the successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of active and successful research outcomes through publications aligned with the Smart Sustainable Futures research theme. Applicants will have a proven or emerging track record of attracting external research funding and managing research projects (commensurate with the level of appointment) which may demonstrate an aptitude for engaging in and/or leading interdisciplinary research. Demonstrable engagement with challenge-orientated research will be advantageous.

The successful candidate will have opportunities to expand Geography and Environment's existing successful interdisciplinary collaborations across the School of Geosciences and elsewhere within the University.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7 (£40,792 to £48,676 per annum) salary scale and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 3 year probation period.

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Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Marian Elliot-Jones, HR Adviser on +44 (0)1224 273757 or email for further information.

Online application forms are available at

The closing date for receipt of applications is 31 August 2019

Interviews are provisionally scheduled to take place towards the end of September

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact

Professor David Jolley, Head of School of Geosciences

01224 272894

Professor Brice Rea, Head of Geography and Environment

01224 272339

Dr Lorna Philip, Deputy Head of School of Geociences

01224 272358

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professors Jolley or Rea or to Dr Philip

Please quote reference number GEO372A on all correspondence

The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff.

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