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Current vacancies in the Department

University Lecturer (Temporary Cover)

Salary: £38,511-£48,743.

The Department of Geography wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Human Geography. Applicants with specialisms in any area of human geography are welcomed, but we have a particular need for someone working in the area of development studies, especially in a non-urban context. This is a fixed-term appointment, made possible by the awarding of a Leverhulme Fellowship, and is part-funded by Newnham College. The post is available for a period of 12 months from 1 April 2015 (or as soon as possible thereafter).

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Geography or a cognate subject, will show evidence of high quality research publications, and will be an excellent communicator, with previous experience of lecturing and small group teaching. They will be expected to teach in the Department of Geography at graduate and undergraduate levels (including participation in field courses and methods teaching), to examine, and to contribute, as appropriate, to the academic administration of the Department and the University.

This appointment is linked to Newnham College, and the successful candidate will be expected to teach up to four hours per week in University Full Term for the College in 'supervisions' (small group teaching) and will act as Director of Studies for one Part of the Geographical Tripos at the College, for which an allowance will be made in their departmental workload. On appointment, the successful candidate will be offered a College Lectureship at Newnham for a period coterminous with the University Lectureship, with a package of related benefits.

Temporary cover: This post is fixed-term for 12 months.

For more information about this post, click on the 'Further information' link below.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button on the University's jobs site page. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please provide a curriculum vitae (with information on research interests, publications, research funding obtained, and relevant teaching and other experience) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. In the covering letter, applicants are encouraged to explain how they see their research and teaching interests contributing to the Department's existing activities. Full contact details of two referees are required. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates are expected to take place on the morning of Wednesday 4 March 2015.

Please quote reference LC05190 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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