|Salary:||£48,614 to £57,041|
|Placed On:||28th March 2023|
|Closes:||1st May 2023|
The Department of Geography at UCL invites applications for two Lectureships in the broad area of Environmental Change. The Lectureships are open-ended, full-time appointments to be taken up in the next academic year (2023/24).
The Department of Geography (www.geog.ucl.ac.uk) is widely recognised as one of the leading Geography departments in the world (6th worldwide in the QS Ranking 2023, 4thin the Shanghai world rankings 2021). It has been highly rated in all seven UK Research Assessment Exercises, and the 2021 REF confirmed that 96% of the Department’s research activity is considered World Leading (4*) or Internationally Excellent (3*).
The Department is committed to the idea of Geography as a global discipline and welcomes applicants with regional expertise from across the world. We are dedicated to increasing understanding of the world as precursor to making the planet a better, fairer place, and we are searching for a colleague who shares that goal. Our staff and students often engage with local community groups, campaigning organizations, government, international organisations, businesses and schools in order to connect global knowledge to specific local issues. We are very proud that research and teaching undertaken by members of the Department of Geography at UCL has had an impact in changing the world for the good in both big and small ways. This post will continue UCL’s tradition of disruptive thinking that seeks to be honest about complexity and to reflect critically about how knowledge is created and shared and how global issues, such as climate change and environmental degradation, can be addressed. We are searching for a new colleague who shares our commitments to collegiality, inclusivity and openness.
The Department welcomes applications from physical geographers, environmental scientists, climate scientists, and ecologists/palaeoecologists with field and laboratory experience, and expertise in the impacts of environmental change on biota and/or biogeochemical processes. We are looking for excellent teachers who can contribute to our undergraduate Geography curriculum and to our postgraduate programmes, especially MSc Aquatic Conservation and Restoration, MSc Climate Change, MSc Conservation, and MSc Environmental Modelling.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Undertake and publish internationally excellent research in environmental sciences and related areas.
2. Deliver and deliver high-quality education, assessment and feedback at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
3. Make a strong contribution to the Department’s research culture and environment.
4. Make an effective contribution to Departmental administration.
5. Build excellent relations with related academic and non-academic communities, including governments, businesses and other stakeholders and practitioners as appropriate.
Candidates must hold a PhD in a relevant discipline by the time they begin their appointment. Applicants will be evaluated particularly on the originality, quality, and significance of their research and its alignment with Departmental interests. The post holder, like all academic staff, is expected to demonstrate their ongoing commitment to academic excellence; that is, to the conduct of research, publication, education, enabling and other forms of knowledge transfer, at the highest levels of international achievement.
Please see the job description and person specification for more information and details on how to apply.
Interviews are planned for mid May 2023.
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