Senior Lecturer in Development and Sustainability (Education and Research)
- Job description: Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy
- This full time post is available from January 2023 on a permanent basis.
Summary of the role
The Centre for Geography and Environmental Science (CGES) on the Penryn Campus of the University of Exeter in Cornwall comprises ~20 Faculty staff ranging from environmental social scientists to physical environmental scientists, human and physical geographers. A small and friendly Centre, it sits within the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences in the Faculty of Environment, Sustainability and Economy. The Department also includes Camborne School of Mines and the Centre for Environmental Mathematics. CGES delivers undergraduate programmes in Geography (BA/BSc), Environmental Science, Marine Science and has joint honours programmes with Geology and with Politics, and at postgraduate taught level MSc programmes in Sustainable Development and in Marine and Coastal Sustainability.
We are seeking to appoint a new full-time permanent Senior Lecturer with particular interests in development, sustainability, and social and environmental change. Preference may be given to candidates who also have teaching or research expertise relating to marine social science.
The post will require strong potential for research leadership with evidence of high impact publications and a track record of attracting research funding. In addition, candidates are expected to have strong interdisciplinary research interests that provide an excellent fit for collaboration with colleagues in CGES and beyond, particularly in areas related to environmental social science and sustainable development. An ability and enthusiasm to contribute to the teaching of geographical research and methods across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes is essential, including contributing to the MSc Sustainable Development and new MSc Marine and Coastal Sustainability. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and lead a new second year module on Development Geography and a final year module on their research specialism, as a minimum, and may also be asked to contribute to other modules where required.
For a Senior Lecturer post you will have:
- A PhD or equivalent in development geography, environmental social science or a related area 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
- A strong potential for research leadership
- A track record in refereed publications and success in significant grant capture
- Relationships with external organisations and funders/ and knowledge and experience of key sectors or business challenges
Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.
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 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022).
Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and our world-leading research impact is growing faster than any other Russell Group university (2021 Research Excellence Framework). 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. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City.
Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment
With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.
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
Please contact Prof Jane Wills (tel: 01326 259490, email: email@example.com).