Lecturer in Physical Geography

University of Plymouth

United Kingdom

September 25, 2022


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£36,386 - £51,805 per annum - Grade 7/8

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Lecturer in Physical Geography


The School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Physical Geography to contribute to research and teaching in the area of contemporary environmental change.

You will demonstrate an ability to attract research funding and produce high- quality research outputs and / or impact. Teaching will be largely into undergraduate and postgraduate Geography programmes with the potential to contribute to at least one other of our programme areas (Chemistry, Environmental Science and Geology).

We welcome applications from physical geographers with expertise in contemporary environmental change, in particular: environmental / landscape change; process geomorphology; remote sensing of earth systems. Links with industrial partners may also be an advantage.

The School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences comprises nearly 60 academic staff and enjoys excellent support from well-resourced laboratory facilities (including 16 technicians). As well as depth and breadth in and across our subject areas, we have strong academic links across the institution with for example the University's Sustainable Earth and Marine Institutes. Our staff members hold research income in excess of £13m from all major funding providers, and teach around 1,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students.

All our degree programmes are professionally accredited and designed with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals in mind. Staff and students work and study in the stunning natural landscape of south west England. Our national parks, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, characterful towns and cities, and 650 mile-long coastline provide the backdrop from which we address global sustainability challenges on land and at sea. The School holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, demonstrating the University's ongoing commitment to advancing gender equality and success for all.

You will be an enthusiastic team player, and your enthusiasm for your area of expertise will extend to providing excellent teaching informed by scholarship, professional practice and your own research experience. You will be developing / have developed a track record of excellent academic research, commensurate with the level of appointment and compatible with one of the REF 2021 UoAs to which we returned staff (6, 7 and 14). You will benefit from a positive and collegiate working environment that values and promotes excellence in all academic activities.

Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Dr Mark Holton mark.holton@plymouth.ac.uk

This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a permanent basis.

Interviews are likely to take place in early October and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted.

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.

The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter (SoGEES holds a Bronze Award) and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave please visit , our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages.

We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups at the University of Plymouth, such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+.

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The University of Plymouth is a public university that was established in 1862 as a polytechnic institute. The institute gained the status of a university in 1992 and is also the first contemporary university to start a private medical and...