Lecturer, Geosciences (GEO405A)

The Department of Geography and Environment seeks to appoint a full time, fixed-term Lecturer (Scholarship) in Physical Geography. The post is tenable from May 1st 2021 (non-negotiable) until July 31st 2021 (3 months).

School/Section: Geosciences
Division: Geography & Environment
Staff Category: Academic
Position Type: Full Time
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £41,526 - £49,552
Ref No: GEO405A
Closing Date: 25-APR-2021


Job Description

The principal duties of the role will be to contribute to the undergraduate and postgraduate taught Physical Geography curriculum, which given the time of year will be focused mainly on the supervision of student dissertations and assistance to other academic staff  in the preparation of teaching materials for the next academic year. The post holder will also be expected to contribute to academic administrative duties.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Physical Geography or a cognate discipline and be able to contribute to; the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate taught dissertation projects and preparation of teaching materials for the upcoming academic year within the area of Physical Geography. Ideally, candidates will have experience of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and have the ability to respond enthusiastically and positively to students. Evidence of strong GIS skills is needed with the ability to teach and supervise student projects utilising this technique. Candidates should be able to work as part of a team and be willing to work collaboratively with colleagues in other disciplines in the School and University. 

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7 salary scale (41,526 - £49,552 pro rata per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

This role is based in the UK and as such the successful candidate will be required to live and work in the UK.

As this post is to cover a fixed-term teaching buyout and it will be available for 3 months from May 1st 2021 until July 31st 2021.

Interviews will be held ASAP.

For further information on various staff benefits and policies please visit www.abdn.ac.uk/staffnet/working-here 

This post does not meet the minimum requirements for visa sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route. We are therefore unable to consider applicants for this post that require sponsorship to work in the UK.  

Applications should include a curriculum vitae and personal statement of no more than two sides of A4, outlining your reasons for making an application.

Online application forms are available at www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs

The closing date for receipt of applications is 25 April 2021

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact:

Professor Brice Rea


Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Brice Rea

Please quote reference number GEO405A on all correspondence

The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff.

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