Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Geography & Environment

School of Geosciences, University of Aberdeen, UK

REF: GEO381A

We wish to make three appointments, at Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader level, as part of our ongoing programme to expand Geography. We are seeking Human Geographers who will enhance our research strengths, in existing or new research areas. Applications are encouraged from those whose interests reflect contemporary, critical perspectives in Human Geography and individuals with expertise in quantitative methods and their application.

The appointees, will be expected to contribute to research, teaching and administrative activities. With a PhD and ideally postdoctoral experience in Human Geography or a cognate discipline, the successful applicants will demonstrate evidence of active and successful research through publications. Applicants will have a proven or emerging track record of attracting external research funding and managing research projects (commensurate with the level of appointment) which may demonstrate an aptitude for engaging in and/or leading interdisciplinary research. The appointees will have demonstrable expertise in at least one of the following areas: GIS; quantitative methods and their application; contemporary, critical perspectives in Human Geography. They will be expected to deploy these skills in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. Demonstrable engagement with UKRI challenge-orientated research will be advantageous. Applicants who can expand our existing successful interdisciplinary collaborations across the School of Geosciences and elsewhere within the University are welcomed.

Appointment made at Lecturer level will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7 salary scale (41,526 - 49,552 per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience. Appointment made at Senior Lecturer or Reader level will be at the appropriate point on Grade 8 salary scale (52,559 - 59,135 per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 3 year probation period.

For further information on various staff benefits and policies please visit www.abdn.ac.uk/staffnet/working-here

Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Clark, HR Adviser (Tel: +44 (0)1224 273244 or email h.m.clark@abdn.ac.uk) for further information.

Online application forms are available at www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs

The closing date for receipt of applications is 6 December 2019

Interviews are provisionally scheduled to take place on Monday and Tuesday 13-14th January.

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact

Professor Brice Rea,
01224 272339
b.rea@abdn.ac.uk

Dr Lorna Philip, Deputy Head of School of Geosciences
01224 272358
l.philip@abdn.ac.uk

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Rea or to Dr Philip

Please quote reference number GEO381A on all correspondence

Applications from women and individuals from protected characteristic groups currently under-represented in the School are particularly welcome.

The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff.

posted: 24 October 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.