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Lectureship in Development Geography (Teaching and Research) - QMUL26301

Department: School of Geography
Salary: £43,069 - £45,479 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL26301
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 24-Sep-2021
Closing date: 14-Oct-2021

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About the Role

The School of Geography is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Development Geography (fixed term for 14 months, 1 November 2021–31 December 2022) who will enhance the research and teaching activities of one or more areas of human geographical research in the School (Culture, Space and Power; Economy, Development and Social Justice; Knowledge, Interventions and Networks in Health). Preference may be given to a candidate with interests and expertise in South Asia. The appointee will make a range of contributions to the School’s educational programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including teaching interview and survey research methods to first year students, co-teaching our second-year undergraduate module on ‘Spaces of Uneven Development’, and contributing to development geography modules at postgraduate level.

About You

The successful candidate will have been awarded a PhD and be developing a reputation for internationally excellent research in Development Geography. They will have research-led teaching experience appropriate to their career stage, and passion and commitment to delivering an outstanding student experience to a diverse student population at both undergraduate and taught postgraduate levels.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as being from a Black, Asian or other minority ethnic group as these groups are underrepresented in Human Geography at Queen Mary and more broadly within the discipline in the UK. Queen Mary is committed to advancing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). The University holds a Silver Athena SWAN award for advancing gender equality, is a Stonewall Diversity Champion, and offers a number of development programmes including Springboard, Aurora and B-MEntor.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum, a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work-life balance and family-friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is full time and will be based at our Mile End campus. The starting salary will be in the range of £43,069 - £45,479 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability.


Informal enquiries may be made by email to the Head of School, Professor Alastair Owens,

To apply, please click on the link below.

The closing date for applications is Monday 14 October 2021.

Interviews will be held shortly thereafter.


Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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