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Lecturer in Climate Change and Environmental Science

King's College London - Geography

Location: London
Salary: £51,974 to £61,021 per annum, including £5000 London Weighting Allowance. Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 15th February 2024
Closes: 13th March 2024
Job Ref: 084448
 

Building and Campus: Bush House NE Building, Strand Campus

Job description

The Department of Geography, King’s College London invites applications for a Lecturer in Climate Science. The successful applicant will contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching – particularly the BSc in Physical Geography and Environmental Science, the MSc in Climate Change: Environment, Science and Policy – including in-person and online lecturing, supervision, tutorials, marking and academic and pastoral support of students. They will also be expected to undertake individual and collaborative research, contributing to the King’s Climate Hub, and one of the five research groups within the Department (e.g., the Risk, Hazard, and Society Research Group, or the Physical and Environmental Geography Research Group). Candidates should hold a PhD in climatology, physical geography, or a cognate discipline (e.g., meteorology) and should have a developing research profile in climate science. We particularly welcome applicants working in the broadly defined field of climate change and its societal impacts. Methodological expertise would be welcome in climate modelling, remote sensing and GIS, field- and lab-based data collection, or other relevant analytical methods.

The Lectureship is a three-year fixed term position with a probation period. This post will report to the Head of Department of Geography. The Lecturer will receive mentoring and support to develop their skills and experience in education, academic administration, and research.

At King’s, we are deeply committed to embedding good equality and diversity practice into all of our activities so that the university is an inclusive, welcoming and inspiring place to work and study, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation. King’s offers inclusive benefits to staff including flexible working, Enhanced Parental Leave, funds for Parents and Carers and the potential to join community staff networks. The Department of Geography is committed to the provision of equality of opportunity and the recognition and promotion of diversity for all our students, staff and visitors. We hold Bronze Athena SWAN certification and our policies align with the College’s equalities policies, including efforts to build an anti-racist university as outlined in the King’s Race Equality Action Plan 2020-2024. We are committed to encouraging further growth from diverse groups. We currently have an underrepresentation from women, BAME, disabilities and LGBTQ communities. As such, we particularly welcome applicants from these groups.

This post will be offered on 3-year fixed term contract.

This is a full-time post.

Interviews are scheduled to take place 15 April 2024.

Key responsibilities 

Development of Climate Science teaching materials suitable for delivery both online and in-person (blended teaching or fully online)

Teaching and supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students: in class, online, in laboratories and in the field (including fieldtrips) as necessary in topics including climate change and the broader field of physical geography

Personal and academic tutorial delivery for all stages of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes for in-person and online cohorts

Departmental administrative roles as appropriate for career stage

Publish research relating to Climate Change and submit grant applications that contribute to the King’s Climate hub and one or more of the Department’s research groups

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

Closing date: 13.3.24

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