Posted on: 18 July, 2019
Application deadline: September 2, 2019
Reader / Professor in Human Geography, University of Glasgow, Scotland
- Reference Number 026864
- Location Gilmorehill Campus / Main Building
- College / Service COLLEGE OF SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
- Department SCHOOL OF GEOGRAPHICAL & EARTH SCIENCES
- Job Family Research And Teaching
- Position Type Full Time
- Salary Range Reader: £51,630 – £58,089. Professorial level: Negotiable
The School of Geographical and Earth Sciences seeks to appoint a Reader / Professor in the area of Human Geography who will complement and extend the current thematic priorities of the Human Geography Research Group and lead activities across the school. The appointee with be expected to engage in high-quality research, actively contribute to teaching, and undertake relevant administration within the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
1. Provide outstanding academic leadership, strategic vision, and direction in research and teaching within Human Geography and reaching across to Earth Systems research and other disciplinary fields).
2. Lead and sustain research of international standing in Human Geography, setting the research direction to enhance the field. Enable this by leading research projects/collaborations, attaining substantial funding, developing long-term growth strategies, and generating KE and impact.
3. Publish high quality research papers, present invited talks at leading national and international conferences/symposia, and secure a world class portfolio of outputs.
5. Undertake teaching, supervision and assessment within Human Geography. Provide effective academic leadership to staff and students through mentorship and research collaboration.
6. Engage in external academic activities to advance personal esteem, professional development, and national/international recognition and reputation of the School/University.
7. Develop research collaborations with international research groups to create new research opportunities and support the University’s strategy for internationalisation.
8. Develop and implement School strategy in inter-disciplinary research and teaching.
9. Contribute significantly to leadership, management and administrative responsibilities.
10. Engage in personal, professional and career development.
11. Contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan – Inspiring People – Changing the World. http://www.gla.ac.uk/about/strategy/people/
Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience
Essential:A1 PhD in related discipline and membership of a professional body where appropriate e.g., Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers; Royal Scottish Geographical Society.. A2 Internationally established track record, reputation and distinction in research and scholarship within Human Geography, particularly with respect to one of more of the HGRG’s three research themes. A3 Extensive breadth and depth of knowledge in the broad fields of Human Geography and cognate disciplines. A4 Substantial track record of leading and delivering high quality and innovative University teaching, including assessment and curriculum development.
Essential: C1 Drive, ambition and vision to lead a research activity/group/collaboration through strategic and operational leadership. C2 Ability to secure research funding portfolio in a competitive and challenge-oriented environment. C3 Ability to develop courses, lead curriculum development, and teach in the specialist and wider disciplines of the School C4 Ability to provide effective leadership, people management and mentoring of staff, students and teams. C5 Outstanding communication, interpersonal and presentation skills with ability to work effectively and collegiately. C6 Ability to recognise and leverage opportunities, particularly in a cross-disciplinary environment.
Essential: E1 Sustained record of high-quality publications in leading international journals or equivalent. E2 Sustained record of gaining and managing a significant portfolio of research grant funding. E3 Extensive experience of a reflective approach to teaching and assessment in Human Geography. E4 Significant experience of mentoring staff, teaching and supervising students. E5 Excellent record of academic, research, and organisational leadership. E6 Strong track record in contributing to scientific/learned societies and equivalent fora.
At least two of these outputs should meet the REF criteria for 4* Sustained research income over several years in excess of the Russell Group median for the discipline Sustained PGR supervision over several years in excess of the Russell Group median for the discipline.
For Reader the salary will be on the Research and Teaching Grade level 9 : £51,630 – £58,089 The salary at Professorial level will be negotiable. This is a full time, open ended post. The successful applicant of this post will be enrolled onto the University’s Early Career Development Programme (ECDP). This will provide for you as an early career academic staff member to be developed and supported over a specified timeframe to facilitate the advancement of your academic career. Information on the programme can be found on our website at: http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/humanresources/all/pay/ecdp/policy/ New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months. The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits. Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate. All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies. It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment. We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equality. The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401. Vacancy Reference: 026864
Closing Date: 02 September 2019