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Associate Lecturer in Geography

Bath Spa University - School of Sciences: Geography

Location: Bath
Salary: From £43.80 per hour (the hourly rate is £17.52 and for each hour of teaching you will be paid for an additional 1.5 hours preparation and marking)
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th October 2021
Closes: 21st October 2021
Job Ref: REQ001099

Contract:  Fixed-Term contract during 2021/2022 (with the possibility of extension)

About the role

Geography is a successful and key subject at Bath Spa University. Taught courses include: BSc Hons Geography, including pathways in Human Geography and Physical Geography; and, BSc Hons Global Development and Sustainability. We also contribute to the BSc Hons in Environmental Science and the MA in Environmental Humanities.

We want to provide additional teaching and marking cover (on a variable hours basis) across the subject, at the undergraduate level.  Our specific requirements for the remainder of the academic year in geography comprise elements of both our physical geography and human geography provision, in both classroom and field settings. We seek specialists from both strands of the discipline, and/ or those that bridge both physical and human geography (  

About you (requirements)

You will have a good first degree in geography (or allied discipline) and ideally hold a higher degree in Geography. You will have existing experience of different teaching methods and/or experience of university level teaching and marking, including both in person and via virtual learning environments. You should have excellent communication and time management skills, and an ability to work both as a member of a small team and independently. Your focus will be student-centred teaching in this post.

About us

Bath Spa University is focused on creative enterprise and guided by our four values of respect, inclusivity, collaboration and sustainability. We teach around 8,000 students on a set of campuses around Bath, with most being located at Newton Park, including a listed Georgian house and grounds, or Locksbrook Road, our new city-centre art and design campus.  Our research centres focus on creative industries and humanities.

Research in geography ( is principally aligned to our vibrant and internationally facing: Research Centre in Environmental Humanities (RCEH); Hazard, Risk and Disaster Research Group (HRD); and the Global Citizenship and Identities’ Research Group (GCI) . Our research was submitted to REF2021.

Our purpose is to challenge our students and staff to realise their talent and thrive, for their own benefit and for the wider good. By doing this we will think and make the world better.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Dr Richard Johnson on:  

Interview Date: week commencing 1 November 2021

How to apply

For further information or to apply on-line please visit the Bath Spa University jobs page at Please note that CVs will not be considered and those included with application forms will be removed.  Any queries regarding the application process or our website should be emailed to

We offer excellent facilities and benefits to our staff.  These include a nursery, pension scheme, flexible working practices, an employee assistance programme, and family-friendly policies.

Please note that there is no guarantee of employment for candidates who are selected to join the pool of Associate Lecturer staff and that variable numbers of hours may be offered.

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