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Lecturer in Physical Geography

Newcastle University - School of Geography, Politics and Sociology (GPS)

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £39,347 to £44,263 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 6th June 2024
Closes: 24th June 2024
Job Ref: 27224

Company description:

We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

Job description:

The Role


Your research and teaching will focus on physical geography, and will complement and extend our existing research and teaching strengths in physical geography at Newcastle University. Your research will be recognised internationally within your field, and you will be an excellent teacher at undergraduate and taught postgraduate levels in Geography. We welcome applicants whose work advances one or more of the following areas: environmental change, past environments and/or cryosphere.

This position is fixed term for one year (12 months) only and the purpose of the role is to cover for a colleague on parental leave during AY 24/5.

Geography at Newcastle

Informal enquiries can be made to: Professor Rachel Carr, Head of Physical Geography (rachel.carr@newcastle.ac.uk), or Professor Al James, Head of Geography, Newcastle University (al.james@newcastle.ac.uk).

Geography is one of three subject areas in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology (GPS), which has Athena SWAN bronze accreditation. We welcome applicants who share our values of inclusion, integrity and collegiality.

Key accountabilities

The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Conduct and publish internationally recognised research in the sub-disciplinary area of physical geography
  • Contribute to our future submissions to the UK’s Research Excellence Framework (REF)
  • Apply for external research funding, including collaborative applications with colleagues within Newcastle University or beyond
  • Engage with potential non-academic users and beneficiaries of your research
  • Participate in our research clusters, particularly Physical Geography
  • Contribute to, develop and extend teaching across our undergraduate and taught postgraduate Geography degree programmes
  • Become involved with postgraduate research student supervision when opportunities arise
  • Contribute to the administration of the Geography degree programmes and/or administration of other activities in Geography and the School of GPS
  • Provide academic guidance and pastoral support to personal tutees
  • Work in a collegial way, making a positive contribution to our collaborative and inclusive environment in which we value and support excellent research, teaching and impact
  • Take responsibility for your professional and career development with the support and encouragement of your colleagues

The Person

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • A track record, commensurate with career stage, of published research within physical geography on environmental change, past environments and/or cryosphere
  • Research skills based on strong knowledge and understanding of a range of research methods, data sources, analytic techniques and methodologies
  • Experience of applying for research funding
  • Experience of engagement with non-academic research users and beneficiaries
  • Excellent teaching skills, including experience of teaching at Geography undergraduate level in physical geography on environmental change, past environments and/or cryosphere
  • Excellent knowledge of core teaching requirements in physical geography undergraduate programmes, including ability to teach research methodologies in Geography
  • Experience of lecturing, seminar teaching, assessment, field courses and dissertation supervision
  • Experience of providing academic guidance and pastoral care to undergraduate students

Desirable

  • Experience of teaching at taught postgraduate level
  • Experience of providing academic guidance and pastoral care to taught postgraduate students
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