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Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Geographies and Development and/or Social Justice

University of Sheffield - Department of Geography

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £41,526 to £59,135
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 3rd March 2020
Closes: 2nd April 2020
Job Ref: UOS025607

Contract Type: Open-ended from 01 September 2020


For Grade 8 (Lecturer): £41,526 - £49,553 per annum, with potential to progress to £55,750 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution. 

For Grade 9 (Senior Lecturer): £52,560 - £59,135 per annum, with potential to progress to £68,529 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution.

Are you interested in working for a world top 100 university?

Candidates should be able to demonstrate an excellent research trajectory in Human Geography and International Development. We welcome applications from candidates with expertise in teaching international development; who have concrete experience of building strong partnerships, relationships and networks with colleagues in the Global South required to develop world leading research programmes; and who can enhance our research performance within the Department and through collaboration with our interdisciplinary research centres.

You will have a PhD (or equivalent academic/professional achievement) and a proven teaching ability, ideally with a teaching qualification. You will produce high quality academic outputs and to secure research grant income within the Department and lead, develop and teach a diverse cohort of students on undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including the provision of high quality international field classes. In addition, as a Senior Lecturer, you will lead on the development of significant research initiatives, effectively building teams as necessary, and provide leadership in teaching, working with others to initiate, plan and manage new courses and modules, and develop initiatives and mechanisms to enhance student experience.

As one of the oldest and largest Geography departments in the UK, the Department of Geography at the University of Sheffield has a vibrant community of staff, undergraduates, postgraduates and postdoctoral researchers. The Department enjoys a long-standing international reputation for excellence in research and teaching. The proportion of our research outputs rated as world leading or internationally excellent in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework increased to 74% and all of our research-related impact was rated in these two highest categories. Our dynamic academic environment is developed through our six research clusters, including the Geographies of the Global South cluster (

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to the greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience.

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