|Salary:||£48,614 to £57,041|
|Placed On:||28th March 2023|
|Closes:||1st May 2023|
The Department of Geography at UCL invites applications for a Lecturer in Economic Geography. The Lectureship is an open-ended, full-time appointment to be taken up in September 2023.
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 pl ace, 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 people with research expertise beyond the UK, and whose work connects with one of our existing research clusters. We particularly welcome applicants with research interests in topics such as gender, ecological economics or the ‘green economy’, labour, universal basic income, austerity, consumption, infrastructure, and informality. The successful applicant will provide leadership within our joint BSc in Geography and Economics, as well as contribute to postgraduate education.
Duties and Responsibilities
Candidates must hold a PhD in Human Geography or a related 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. Successful candidates must also demonstrate an aptitude for teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as for work demonstrating a commitment to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. The Department welcomes applicants who have a track record of engagement with policy and the public.
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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