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Five New Appointments in Geography

We are recruiting for five new posts in Geography as part of our long-term development.

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Geography at Newcastle is a friendly and collegial department, comprising more than 130 academics, postgraduates and professional services colleagues who generate a vibrant intellectual environment. We value high quality research and teaching and look to practice our interests in diverse and innovative across both human geography and physical geography. We pursue work that is theoretically and empirically innovative, while being socially and politically engaged. We value research that is locally embedded and that is global in its scope and outlook.

Our department has not only recently grown in size but also in terms of its diversity, of which we welcome more. We therefore encourage you to apply if you are keen to develop your academic career in a collaborative environment that values and supports excellent research, teaching and impact across human and physical geography.

Please find below a summary of the opportunities available. Visit the Newcastle University vacancies page for full details of the posts and live links to the application process.

We are seeking to appoint two lectureships in Economic Geography

Geography at Newcastle are making a strategic investment in two lectureships to complement and extend our research strengths in economic geography. Newcastle hosts one of the largest and most dynamic groups of economic geographers in the world. We undertake and lead theoretically-driven, empirically-grounded and politically-engaged work within, between and across the global North and South.

We invite applications to the following two positions:

  • Economic Geography Lectureship: Based in CURDS and Geography, this post seeks to advance critical perspectives on urban and regional development. Themes of interest may include, but are not limited to: cities and city-regions; spatial inequalities and justice; demographic change and migration; finance and debt; energy and infrastructure; institutions, governance and policy.
  • Economic Geography Lectureship: Based in Geography, this post seeks to enhance the work of our broader Economic Geographies research group. Themes of interest may include, but are not limited to: critical perspectives on development; climate change and sustainability; labour, work and livelihoods; gender, difference and identity; economy and digitization; financial networks; consumption and circulation; trade and supply chains.

We are seeking to appoint three post-doctoral researchers within the UKRI GCRF Living Deltas hub

The UKRI GCRF Living Deltas Hub is focusing on three major deltas in Asia, the Red River, Mekong and the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna. It operates on a model of equitable partnership, with delta-dwellers and the research community working together.

The Hub will develop new knowledge and policies that will safeguard delta futures through more resilient communities and sustainable development. The Hub includes over 50 international partner institutions and you would join a team of over 50 early career researchers working across disciplines towards this common goal. Positions currently available:

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate (Palaeolimnology) (36 months fixed term): We seek a palaeolimnologist who will undertake sedimentological, palaeoecological and geochemical analysis of sediments collected from lakes, ponds and other water bodies across the delta regions of Vietnam, Bangladesh and India related to the UKRI GCRF Living Deltas Hub.
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate (Ecosystem Services) (36 months fixed term): We seek an environmental scientist who will conduct field research including ground-truthing remote sensing classifications and developing a novel delta ecosystem services assessment methodology related to the UKRI GCRF Living Deltas Hub.
  • Senior Postdoctoral Research Associate (Phytoplankton) (0.5 FTE; 36 months fixed term): We seek a phytoplankton specialist who will help co-ordinate a water quality and ecological monitoring programme across delta regions of Vietnam, Bangladesh and India related to the UKRI GCRF Living Deltas Hub.

Visit the Newcastle University vacancies page and the Living Deltas site for full details of the posts and live links to the application process.

NuACT Fellowships

In addition to our advertised posts, we would welcome any geography related applications to Newcastle University’s new NUAcT (Newcastle University Academic Track) Fellowship programme. The scheme offers five year, well-resourced academic-track Fellowships in any discipline. Having started in 2019, the University is recruiting 100 new Fellows over the next 5 years.

More details on the NUAcT Fellowship programme can be found here

Taught Programmes

We currently offer undergraduate degrees in BA Geography, BSc Geography and BSc Physical Geography. Our Geography degrees are amongst the most popular in the faculty. We also offer a range of postgraduate taught programmes and are launching a new MRes in Physical Geography in 2019-20.  

Research and Teaching

We are a department that supports the research, teaching, and engagement ambitions of its members and that values high-quality research and teaching that seek to make a difference. We are engaged and contribute to the wider academy, the university, and communities, both local and afar.

Living in Newcastle

Newcastle is a mid-sized city that provides for an excellent quality of life, including affordable housing, high quality schools, a thriving arts and culture scene, beautiful beaches, scenic countryside, and convenient transport links, including an international airport with daily direct flights to major hubs.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss any of these posts, we will be very happy to discuss them informally with you. Contact details for each post are included in the advertisements on the University’s vacancies page or you can contact Dr Stuart Dawley (Head of Geography) stuart.dawley@ncl.ac.uk (tel. +44 (0)191 2087735).