Lecturer in Education; and Environment and Geography (joint appointment)

University of York
February 15, 2023
Offerd Salary:£42,155 - £51,805
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Lecturer in Education; and Environment and Geography (joint appointment)




£42,155 - £51,805 a year


Grade 7

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Full-time (flexibility available)

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University of York campus (with some remote working options available)

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  • Job Description (11777).docx.pdf (PDF, 184.3kb)
  • Role Description Department

    The Departments of Education, Environment and Geography seek to appoint a Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor) to contribute to research and teaching in the field of environmental sustainability education and communication. The successful candidate will join the University of York Science Education Group and/or the Centre for Research in Social Justice Education and would have the opportunity to join one or more of the research groupings in the Department of Environment and Geography.

    We are looking to appoint an outstanding candidate with research expertise in an area of environmental sustainability applied to education and communication contexts, who will contribute to teaching and supervision on the MSc in Environmental Sustainability Education and Communication, an exciting interdisciplinary programme offered through the Environmental Sustainability Academy at York (ESAY) and to other programmes in the Department of Education and the Department of Environment and Geography.

    Your role will be to develop an ambitious programme of research (individually or collaboratively) and to lead on and/or contribute to the production of excellent research outputs and research outcomes. You will also be expected to design, develop and deliver teaching on our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, to carry out supervision and to undertake a range of administrative and managerial responsibilities. We are open to applicants from all fields of environmental sustainability applied to education and communication settings.

    You will join a collegial and supportive group of staff in both departments, which are recognised as leading centres for teaching and research in their fields.

    Skills, Experience & Qualification needed
  • PhD in the field of environment, geography, education, other relevant discipline or equivalent experience
  • An appropriate academic professional and teaching qualifications or a willingness to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice
  • Specialist knowledge in environmental sustainability education and communication
  • Knowledge and experience of research techniques and methodologies.
  • Knowledge of a range of teaching techniques to enthuse and engage students
  • Research expertise in an area that will complement and enhance the departments' research strategies and goals
  • The ability toto develop research objectives, projects and proposals and have well-developed analytical skills
  • Highly developed oral and written communication skills, including ability to write and/or contribute to publications and/or to disseminate research findings using other appropriate media
  • The ability to deliver presentations at conferences or exhibit work at other appropriate events internally and externally
  • The ability to extend, transform, and apply knowledge from scholarship
  • The ability to design teaching material and deliver either across a range of modules or within a subject area
  • The ability to supervise the work of others, for example in research teams or projects or as an MSc PhD or postdoctoral supervisor
  • Experience of taking responsibility for teaching and learning at undergraduate and ideally postgraduate level
  • Evidence of successful course planning, design and delivery across a range of modules, with exemplification of teaching materials
  • Evidence of dissemination of research findings which may include: the presentation of papers at conferences and workshops; participation in public engagement events to disseminate research; the publishing of chapters in text books; the publishing of papers; articles or reviews in academic journals or elsewhere; the construction of websites
  • Interview date: TBC

    For informal enquiries: please contact Dr Lynda Dunlop ([email protected]) and/or Prof Paul Wakeling ([email protected]).

    The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

    We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

    We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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