|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 Earth Observation (EO). 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). 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 environmental scientists with excellent research potential, applied particularly to terrestrial ecosystems and ecology, the carbon cycle, and with interests in new observation approaches and tools across scales. This post will directly contribute to our undergraduate teaching as well as our Master’s programmes: MSc Remote Sensing and Environmental Mapping, MSc Climate Change, MSc Environmental Modelling and MSc Social and Geographic Science.
The successful applicant will join the Department’s team working with National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) network, with the access to funding, resources and collaboration that this offers (for example we have links with ESA, NASA, CEOS and other international activities in these areas).
Duties and Responsibilities
Candidates must hold a PhD in a relevant discipline at the time of their appointment. Applicants will be evaluated particularly on the originality, quality and significance of their research and its alignment with Departmental interests. Successful applicants will demonstrate an aptitude for teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as for work demonstrating a commitment to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. The Department encourages applicants with a track record of engagement with environmental policy and the general public.
Please see the job description for more information and details on how to apply.
Interviews are planned for mid May 2023.
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