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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 100 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 five posts. Please visit the Newcastle University vacancies page for full details of each post and live links to the application process.

We are seeking to appoint a Chair in Economic Geography

Based in CURDS within Geography, we are seeking to appoint a Professor of Economic Geography to advance and lead our research on urban and regional development. The contribution of CURDS to Geography’s outstanding 2014 REF result demonstrates the quality of our research, engagement and impact and is the foundation from which we seek to develop and grow. The post represents an opportunity to join a flourishing, diverse and collegial academic community and will complement the recent appointment of a Professor of Geographical Analysis in CURDS.

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Physical Geography

This post provides the opportunity to complement, extend or broaden our existing activities in Physical Geography at Newcastle University. We also welcome applicants with research expertise in line with emerging research agendas. The post seeks candidates who can provide internationally recognised research as well as making a full contribution to both field- and practical-based undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in the Geographies of the global South

This post is designed to enable research and teaching on geographies of the global South that complements and extends our research strengths in human geography. We welcome applicants whose work advances: critical perspectives on development, policy and governance; postcolonial and/or cosmopolitan theory; cities and urbanisms; gender and development; socio-economic inequalities in urban or rural contexts; labour and livelihood; security; environment and sustainability. Research connecting to UKRI’s Global Challenges themes is also an advantage.

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Quantitative Human Geography

We have identified quantitative analysis and visualisation of spatial data as one of emerging strengths. This post complements our recent appointment of a Professor of Geographical Analysis and allows connections to Newcastle University’s growing Spatial Analytics and Modelling (SAM@NCL) initiative. We are particularly interested in innovative quantitative methods and approaches that advance key research agendas in human geography, including: population; health; socio-economic inequalities; demography; cities; migration; labour; politics; security; environment and sustainability.

We are seeking to Postdoctoral Research Associate in Spatial Inequalities

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced researcher in spatial demography, spatial data science, or closely related sub-fields to join a multidisciplinary team to address questions related to demographic change, migration and mobility, and spatial inequalities. This three-year fixed-term position is part of Newcastle University’s growing Spatial Analytics and Modelling (SAM@NCL) group and will be part of the Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) and the Geography department. This is a unique opportunity for a spatial data science-oriented scholar to work with world-class researchers in data science, as well as urban and regional development and policy.

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).