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    • Southampton
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Apply by: 2022-02-13

Lecturer in Development Geographies

Published 2022-01-14

School of Geography &Environmental Science

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £39,739 to £50,296 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Sunday 13 February 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1633821WR

The teaching post will have links to either Economy, Governance and Society research theme or Population Health and Wellbeing research theme.

Southampton is in the top 1% of world Universities and one of the UK’s top 10 research-intensive universities. We have an international reputation for research, teaching and enterprise activities.

The School of Geography & Environmental Science is now seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Development Geographies with an outstanding track record as an early career researcher in the field of Critical Development Geographies to both develop their research in this field and to contribute to teaching in support of our undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes in Human Geography and Sustainability. 

You will have previous and current research interests in carrying out participatory research within Low and Middle Income Countries within the Global South. You will deliver teaching to students at undergraduate and postgraduate taught level, through allocated lectures, tutorials, practicals, fieldwork and/or seminars. In particular, you will be expected to support teaching across areas of human geography, including co-teaching core modules and developing your own third undergraduate year module, and/or fieldtrip activities. It is also expected that you will contribute to the Postgraduate teaching programmes, including MSc Sustainability in an area related to your expertise in Critical Development Geographies.

An existing interest in de-colonising the curriculum would also be advantageous. 

You will have a PhD or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in Critical Development Geographies or a related field (or equivalent professional qualifications), and will have some undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching experience. Full teaching training will be provided as appropriate.

You will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to communicate complex information effectively, engaging the interest and enthusiasm of the target audience and delivering lectures and practical teaching relating to different aspects of human geography. You will have a positive attitude to colleagues and students with a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

The post is tenable from 1st January 2022. Full training will be provided as appropriate in order for you to fulfil these requirements.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr. Brian Hracs (Programme Lead for BA Human Geography; B.Hracs@soton.ac.uk) or Professor Justin Sheffield (Head of School; justin.sheffield@soton.ac.uk

The modality of education delivery will naturally depend on the Covid-19 pandemic status and local conditions, but it is anticipated that the majority of teaching during the 2021/22 academic session will be in-person. The University has clear guidelines and plans for moving between online teaching and in-person teaching as needed. The primary concern underlying all these plans is for the safety of staff and students. 

The School of Geography and Environmental Science is committed to fostering a culture of equality, diversity and inclusion. We welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates, and particularly encourage applications from candidates belonging to groups who are under-represented within academic posts at the University, including, but not limited to: people from Black and minority ethnic groups; and disabled people. The School are committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offer a range of family friendly policies, flexi-time and flexible working. We are a Disability Confident employer and the School holds a bronze Athena SWAN award.

Application procedure:
You should submit your completed online application form at www.jobs.soton.ac.uk. If you require any assistance, please contact Hannah Farrance on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507. Please quote reference 1633821WR on all correspondence.

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