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Lectureship in Human Geography (Development Geography) - QMUL15024

Department: School of Geography
Salary: £40,865 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL15024
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 24-May-2018
Closing date: 24-Jun-2018

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Applications are invited for a one year fixed-term lectureship in Human Geography in the School of Geography at Queen Mary University of London. The lectureship 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; Health, Biosciences and Security) and will cover essential teaching including contributing to the undergraduate modules ‘Development Futures: Mumbai Unbound’ and ‘Global Worlds’. You will also be expected to undertake appropriate administrative and pastoral duties.

Applicants should have a PhD, (or a doctorate under examination by September 2018), and be developing a reputation for internationally excellent research in Human Geography, together with teaching experience and expertise appropriate to their career stage at undergraduate and taught postgraduate level. The ability to communicate effectively, good organisational skills and a flexible and co-operative approach to colleagues, are also essential.

The School of Geography at QMUL has a strong international reputation for theoretically informed and empirically grounded research, and was ranked 5th in REF2014 for its world-leading and internationally-excellent research outputs. The School operates within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

The School is committed to Athena SWAN principles and currently holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award. 

The post is full time and fixed term for 12 months, starting from 1 September 2018. Starting salary will be £40,865 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

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

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Applicants applying for more than one post need to submit separate applications.

The closing date for applications is 24 June 2018. Interviews will be held in the second week of July 2018.  

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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