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Lecturer in Human Geography
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF34885

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 20/04/2021

Job live date: 23/03/2021

Salary: £41,526 to £51,034 per annum

Employment type: AR-Academic (Lecturer)

Department: School of Archaeology Geography & Environmental Science

Division: Geography & Environmental Science

Hours per week: 1.00FTE

Employment Basis/Type: Full-time, Permanent

The School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science/Department of Geography and Environmental Science is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Human Geography, with a preference for candidates who speak to urban, development, environment and sustainability issues. Candidates must have a strong background in Human Geography, familiar with its core content and methods. We are seeking to appoint a candidate aspiring to research and teaching excellence, who can contribute to our field teaching and research training programmes, prepare high-quality grant applications, and undertake outreach activities.

We are a friendly, dynamic department that continues to grow in terms of research strength, reputation, scholarly reach and teaching excellence. The successful applicant will become part of the University’s Global Development Research Division which conducts research that promotes social justice and equality.

You will be expected to:

  • Conduct research in the broad area of Human Geography, ideally with emphasis on urban, development, environment and sustainability issues.
  • Teach a range of modules in Human Geography to undergraduate students from part one to part three, including field based teaching.
  • Take on administrative duties and academic citizenship activities appropriate to career stage and experience.

You will have:

  • A PhD or equivalent in Human Geography or a related subject.
  • A broad knowledge of Human Geography and familiarity with its core concepts and methods.
  • The ability to convene modules and deliver effective teaching in Human Geography at different levels with different class sizes.
  • A track record of research attainment and related publications.
  • Experience of undergraduate teaching in Human Geography or related subject.

Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

Head of Department

Contact role:

Deputy Head of Department

Contact name:

Professor Andrew Wade

Contact name:

Professor Mike Goodman

Contact phone:

+44 (0)118 378 7315

Contact phone:

+44 (0)118 378 7686

Contact email:

Contact email:

Interviews will be held on 04 May 2021

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. By reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route.  Applicants should ensure that they are able to meet the points requirement under the PBS.  There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.



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