Posted on: 16 January, 2019
Application deadline: February 21, 2019

Lecturer in Development Geography, Oxford Brookes University, UK

Lecturer in Development Geography
Starting salary: £35,211 rising annually to:£38,460
Full Time, Permanent – Academic
The Department of Social Sciences, Oxford Brookes University wishes to appoint a permanent full-time Lecturer in Development Geography. We are seeking applicants wishing to join a dynamic and committed team, engaged in research-informed teaching and fieldwork. You should have teaching and research expertise in Development Geography, with interests in development and social change. Preference will be given to candidates with research interests that are related to one or more of the following areas of Development Geography: economies and labour, social change, sustainability and/or gender in the Global South. An ability and enthusiasm to contribute to the teaching of geographical research methods is essential. Potential for developing masters level teaching would be an advantage. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out advanced research in Human Geography and to contribute to teaching, including module leadership, lecturing, examining, supervision, pastoral care of students, and administration and organisation of teaching and research commensurate with the role of lecturer. The successful candidate will be expected to teach and lead a second year module on development and social change as a minimum, with opportunity to develop a third year module on their specialist topic.

Applicants should have an honours degree in Geography or a closely related discipline, and a doctorate in Geography awarded at the time of application on a topic clearly related to Development Geography. Applicants need evidence of the following: substantial research accomplishment with completed or forthcoming publications that are suitable for submission to REF 2021, ability to raise research funding, a realisable research plan, ability to supervise students effectively, excellence or the potential for excellence in teaching, and a good record of collaboration and team-work.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the Head of Department, Dr Abbey Halcli (tel: 01865-483754, email: to discuss the post further. Informal enquiries can be made to Professor John Gold (tel: 01865-483784, email: You may also wish to consult our web site at for further details of the Department of Social Sciences and the Geography programme.

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You will be responsible for:

  • Teaching students using appropriate instruction methods and setting and assessing students’ work.
  • Supervising and assessing students’ projects and dissertations.
  • Undertaking research leading to international quality publications, seeking funded research opportunities and engaging in scholarly activity.
  • Undertaking curriculum development work including planning, development, evaluation and updating of courses and course materials, and supervising course provision.
  • Caring for the pastoral needs of students including counselling and guidance in relation to their academic programme.

You should have:

  • A PhD in Development Geography or related field.
  • Experience of teaching undergraduates and/or postgraduates at HE level.
  • A proven research record.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Have skills in working independently and as part of a team.
  • Be able and willing to undertake and, in some cases, lead on administrative duties and to participate fully in the Department and Faculty.

Post start date: July 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University has adopted equality, diversity and inclusion as core values. We welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates whatever their background, and especially from BAME candidates who are under-represented in our workforce.

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Closing Date : 21-Feb-2019 Vacancy ID : 062164
Faculty or Directorate : Humanities and Social Sciences Location : Gipsy Lane Site, Headington Campus
For more information : Posted on : 14-Jan-2019