The School of Anthropology and Conservation wishes to appoint an ambitious and highly motivated Lecturer in Human Geography, with a strong research profile, to join the School and to contribute toward the School’s mission of ‘understanding a changing world’.
The successful candidate will have a strong, primary research focus in human geography and the social sciences, with a profile that demonstrates their commitment to applied research that influences policy and/or practice. You will bring a cutting-edge research agenda and publication profile that will contribute to the REF strategy of the School and the University and have demonstrable interests and commitments to interdisciplinary research.
We are seeking applicants with an academic background in areas such as social, cultural, economic, development or political geography that can complement the School’s existing strengths in environmental and spatial studies, global governance and area-based expertise in human/environment interactions, and will actively contribute to the development of human geography at Kent.
You will be a member of the Geography and Environmental Social Science research theme of the School, and in line with the School’s broad composition, should be able to work in an interdisciplinary environment and make a significant contribution to the research centres hosted by the School, including the Kent Interdisciplinary Centre for Spatial Studies (KISS).
As Lecturer in Human Geography you will:
- Contribute to development and teaching of our BSc programme in Human Geography and the development of postgraduate programmes in Human Geography
- Carry out internationally excellent, cutting-edge research, independently and collaboratively, at the forefront of human geography and produce publications of world-leading quality that will contribute significantly to the School’s REF strategy
- Successfully recruit and supervise postgraduate research students
- Engage in the School’s academic adviser system and tutor allocated students
To be successful in this role you will have:
- PhD (or equivalent) in human geography or related field, awarded or near completion
- Strong track record of high-impact research publications in journals relevant to human geography as evidenced by citation record (e.g. in Web of Knowledge or Scopus)
- Teaching ability of a high standard at the UG and/or PG level in the areas required
- Specialist social science knowledge of, and research experience in, a field relevant to human geography
The School of Anthropology and Conservation is a multinational research community striving for real-world impact. Our creative lecturers, internationally recognised research, state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and welcoming student spaces create an inspiring learning environment. The School’s mission is ‘Understanding a Changing World’. This mission has a biological, environmental and social relevance that permeates both the natural and social sciences and resonates meaningfully with all four of the School’s academic research themes; Biological Anthropology; Conservation Biology; Geography and Human Ecology; Social Anthropology.
The School hosts five research centres unique in the UK (Skeletal Biology Research Centre, Centre for Biocultural Diversity, Kent Interdisciplinary Centre for Spatial Studies, Centre for Ethnographical Research and the Durrell Institute for Conservation and Ecology), together with the Living Primates Research Group. Also associated with anthropology at Kent is the Powell-Cotton Museum, which has the largest collection of primatological material in the UK, and one of the largest ethnographic collections of sub-Saharan African artefacts.
Please note – Applications must be made via the University’s online application system. CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.