|Salary:||£35,333 to £42,155 per annum|
|Placed On:||6th February 2023|
|Closes:||23rd February 2023|
Start: As soon as possible
We invite applications from highly motivated individuals with interests and pedagogical expertise in Physical and Environmental Geography. Candidates should have a passion for developing and engaging students in undergraduate fieldwork and physical laboratory instruction, and who seek to contribute to the wider field of learning and teaching in this area. You will contribute to the highly successful undergraduate degree programmes in Sustainable Development and Geography at St Andrews.
The principal focus of the job is to develop and deliver, in conjunction with staff in the Environmental Change Research Group, a programme of fieldwork and associated lab activities for undergraduate students that challenges them to engage with the practical elements of Physical and Environmental Geography and their place in the wider discipline. You will be expected to develop and contribute to our fieldwork and lab teaching programmes at sub-Honours (first and second year) and Honours (third and fourth) year, and including your own research-led specialist option module and core methods across our degree pathways.
Your role will involve inspiring and motivating students to learn by fostering skills in field and laboratory practice and science, developing their ability to connect classroom teaching to the practical elements of our degree programmes, and their understanding of the part that such skills and connections play in the discipline of Geography. You will be a member of our teaching team under the overall direction of the School’s Director of Teaching, and will work alongside technical staff to contribute to managing and further developing our laboratory and field facilities. You will have excellent organisational and administrative skills, and be able to communicate complex information and ideas effectively. You will be expected and encouraged to develop a pedagogical concern with lab and fieldwork, by reflecting on teaching design and delivery, and analysing feedback, and as means of improving performance.
You will have completed, or be about to complete, a PhD in Geography or a related area. Those with research and teaching interests in any area of Physical or Environmental Geography will be considered but candidates are expected to have broad experience in, and commitment to, fieldwork and laboratory practice. Experience with a range of teaching formats, including lectures, tutorials, seminars, field classes and supervision of group work would be an advantage, as would experience of teaching within the Scottish university system.
Informal enquiries can be directed to: Dr Matthew Sothern, firstname.lastname@example.org/Dr Katy Roucoux, email@example.com.
Applications are particularly welcome from people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in Geography and Sustainable Development posts at the University.
Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the St Andrews experience. We strive to create a fair and inclusive culture demonstrated through our commitment to diversity awards (Athena Swan, Carer Positive, LGBT Charter, Race Charters and Stonewall). We celebrate diversity by promoting profiles of BAME, LGBTIQ+ staff and supporting networks including the Staff BAME Network; Staff with Disabilities Network; Staff LGBTIQ+ Network; and the Staff Parents & Carers Network. Full details available online: https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/. The School of Geography and Sustainable Development holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award and is fully committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. More information can be found at https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/geography-sustainable-development/equality-diversity/.
Please quote ref: AO1814MR
Closing Date: 23 February 2023
Further Particulars: AO1814MR FPs.doc
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