Professor of Human Geography

University of Edinburgh

United Kingdom

September 30, 2022


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  • Drummond Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9XP, GB
  • Posting Date

    08/08/2022, 05:55 PM

    Apply Before

    09/30/2022, 11:00 PM

    Job Schedule

    Full time

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    No key hazards identified for this post

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    Contract Type

    Open Ended

    Job Description

    UE10 salary starting from £63,673 per annum School of Geosciences, Institute of Geography and Lived Environment Full time, 35 hours per week Open-ended contract

    We welcome applicants from any area of Human Geography, with a preference for research addressing Geographies of Social Justice; potentially encompassing work on, variously, forms of radical, critical, feminist, queer, decolonial, anti-racist, Marxist and anarchist geographies, urban studies and political economy. We are seeking to appoint a committed and enthusiastic teacher who will make innovative and high-quality contributions to the undergraduate MA Geography curriculum. The role will involve elements of course design, delivery, assessment and organization, field class teaching, supervision of undergraduate and graduate students, pastoral care of students, mentoring of early-career academic staff and other citizenship roles, and contributions to Institute and/or School administration.

    The Opportunity:

    The position presents opportunities to contribute to the academic life of the Institute of Geography and Lived Environment which has a lively research culture (shaped by three research groups: Geographies of Social Justice; Historical and Cultural Geography; Population, Health and Place) and delivers a series of highly popular degree programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh, forms one of the largest UK interdisciplinary geosciences research communities of its kind.

    Your skills and attributes for success:

  • internationally recognised profile of research activity, publication and knowledge exchange in Human Geography
  • experience in, and readiness for, academic leadership
  • commitment to the design and delivery of high-quality teaching at all levels
  • experience and capability to act as role model in research, teaching and management
  • track-record of funding bids to develop and sustain research in specialist and interdisciplinary areas of research
  • Click here for a copy of the full job description.

    Please provide the following supporting documents:

  • Cover letter (max two pages)
  • Teaching statement (max two pages)
  • Research statement (max two pages)
  • Full CV and publication list
  • Feedback will only be provided to interviewed candidates. References will be sought for all shortlisted candidates. Please indicate on your application if you are happy for your referees to be contacted.

    As a valued member of our team you can expect:

    An intellectually stimulating and collegial place to work supported by colleagues who will help you to succeed in your career. For information on the reward package, including holiday entitlement, pension scheme and other staff benefits, see our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

    The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

    If successful you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our right to work webpages.

    The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office's English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Skilled Worker Visa.

    About Us

    As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow's greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.

    About the Team

    The School of GeoSciences explores the factors and forces that shape our world. The School aims to understand the world through fundamental curiosity- driven research and to support prescient decision-making at individual to global scales. We undertake world-leading research; offer new ways of understanding natural and social drivers of change; provide inter-and trans- disciplinary solutions; and work in partnership to improve livelihoods and explore ways to manage the environment that are both sustainable and socially equitable.

    With over 500 academics, researchers and research students, we are the largest and most successful interdisciplinary grouping of geoscientists and geographers in the UK. Research activity is coordinated within three main Research Institutes – Global Change, Earth and Planetary Science, and Geography and the Lived Environment – and within smaller research groupings that reach across and beyond the School.

    A distinctive feature of the School is the combination of academic strength, intellectual breadth and societal relevance. Our interdisciplinary research and teaching builds on established core disciplines (ecology, environmental sciences, geography, geophysics, meteorology, oceanography) to provide a variety of approaches to understanding the world (including, for example, system-scale modelling, process studies and the development of urban and social theory). The School's research covers fundamental ‘blue-skies' questions, as well as having application to key societal challenges including inequality and vulnerability; urban precarity; nature and cultural meaning; development and sustainability; climate and environmental change; energy, food and water security; health and wellbeing; natural resources; and natural hazards.

    The School holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to gender equality in higher education. Our aim is to recognise and value diversity in our staff and students, and to support flexible and family- friendly working.

    More details about the School is available from https:// www.

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