School of Geography, Politics & Sociology
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography
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The School of Geography, Politics and Sociology at Newcastle University wishes to recruit an outstanding Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography. The goal in Physical Geography is to carry out fundamental, innovative research to make major advances in our understanding of the physical natural environment. We seek applications from highly motivated candidates working in any area of Physical Geography that enhances and extends our current research in past climates, evolving landscapes, cryospheric systems and water science. However, applicants who can broaden our research expertise in line with emerging research agendas are also encouraged to apply. We have a track record of high-quality research outputs and funding (e.g. NERC, AHRC, EU, Royal Society, EA/Defra) and we currently have a range of research facilities, and equipment for geochemical, palaeoecological, sedimentological, geophysical, geomorphological and Earth observation studies.
You will work in a supportive environment with a strong commitment to research scholarship, teaching and a philosophy of collegiality. Geography at Newcastle was ranked in the Top 10 in the UK for research (REF2014), and 4th based on quality of published outputs, as well as in terms of research with societal impact. Teaching in Geography has consistently received excellent student satisfaction in the National Student Survey.
For further details about Geography and its research can be found at: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/gps/geography/
Specific Responsibilities of the Position
You are expected to develop and lead a vigorous research programme at an international level, to seek external funds to support and sustain their research, to supervise research students, as well as make a full and engaging contribution to both field and practical-based undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.
Key responsibilities are:
The post is offered at Lecturer (Grade F/G) or at Senior Lecturer (Grade H), dependent on the applicantˇ¦s ability to meet the requirements of the person specification and job description.
Knowledge (inc. Qualifications)
Skills (professional, technical, managerial, practical)
Experience and Achievements (paid or unpaid)
Please submit a CV and a covering letter with your application. Your letter of application should highlight how you meet the criteria, as well as including a personal research plan and a teaching statement. Both the research plan and teaching statement should be limited to one side of A4 each.
For informal enquiries please contact the Head of Physical Geography Dr Andrew Henderson (firstname.lastname@example.org; 0191 208 3086). All enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence.