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Three New Appointments in Geography

We are recruiting for three 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. Deadline for all 3 posts: 4th Jan 2021.

We are seeking to appoint two open-ended lecturers in Physical Geography

Geography at Newcastle are making a strategic investment in two open-ended lectureships to complement and extend our research strengths in physical geography.

Based in Geography, you will conduct research and teaching that complements and extends our strengths in Physical Geography. Our research focuses on understanding the processes and mechanisms that shape the Earth and how it’s physical environment supports, and is impacted by, human activities. You will undertake internationally recognised research within your field. Themes of interest within Physical Geography include, but are not limited to: water science, past environments, glaciology, ecosystems, and geomorphology and geohazards. These themes shape our research-led undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes.

We are seeking to appoint an open-ended lecturer in Human Geography

Based in Geography, you will conduct exciting, world-class research, teaching and scholarship that complements and extends our strengths within/or across social, cultural, political and development geographies. Geographical themes of particular interest include but are not limited to: global development; cities and urbanisms; gender and/or sexuality; race, racism and decolonialization; borders and mobilities; violence, displacement and war; international justice and security; and diverse geographies of everyday life. Critical research that confronts urgent global challenges and evidences important societal benefits is also an advantage.

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) and Dr Andy Henderson (Head of Physical Geography)