Posted on: 10 April, 2019
Application deadline: May 20, 2019

Lecturer in Human Geography, University of Exeter, Penryn, Cornwall, UK

Job details

  • Job title Lecturer in Human Geography (Education and Research)
  • Job reference P66863
  • Date posted 08/04/2019
  • Application closing date 20/05/2019
  • Location Cornwall
  • Salary The starting salary will be from £35,211 up to £39.609 on Grade (F), depending on qualifications and experience.
  • Package Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).
  • Job category/type Academic
  • Job description

College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Human Geography

The above full-time post is available from the 2nd of September 2019, on a permanent basis in the College of Life and Environmental Science.

This is an exciting opportunity at Exeter’s Penryn Campus in Cornwall for a motivated early career human geographer to help build research and teaching strength in the Centre for Geography and Environmental Science (CGES) within the College of Life and Environmental Sciences (CLES). We are searching for an individual with a research profile in any area of human geography or a related area of scholarship to help develop distinctive strengths of the College’s activity in Cornwall as part of the wider Penryn campus developments and strategy. In addition to a track record of research excellence we are looking for an individual with a passion for developing and contributing to innovative teaching programmes.

The role

The post of Lecturer in Human Geography will contribute to enhancing the research profile of human geography at Exeter, particularly in areas that complement and/or augment existing research strengths in energy policy, sustainable development, critical heritage studies,social innovation and political geography. The post will include developing an active research portfolio, developing new teaching modules and the appointee will be expected to contribute actively to administrative tasks within CGES and CLES.

About you

For a Lecturer post you will have:

  • A PhD or equivalent in human geography or a related area of scholarship and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in a relevant active field of research
  • A strong record in attracting funding for research, or demonstrate potential to attract such funding
  • An active approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research
  • Enthusiasm for delivering high quality undergraduate programmes
  • Strong connections and funded projects with business and community partners
  • Involvement in projects which develop impact.

You can view the Job Description and Person Specification document here.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

Our research income in recent years means we’re fastest growing UK Research University and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework) and we encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • Options for flexible working
  • Numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • Onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
  • Sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave(up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • Stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

With over 22,000 students and 5,500 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

The closing date for applications is 12 Midnight, Monday 20th May 2019. The interview date will be confirmed shortly after the closing date.

For an informal and confidential discussion about the post please contact Professor James Scourse (tel:07858 512645; or Professor Jane Wills (telephone 01326 253761;