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Lectureship in Physical Geography/Environmental Science T&R - QMUL24570

Department: School of Geography
Salary: £42,433 per annum (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL24570
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 13-Apr-2021
Closing date: 12-May-2021

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About the Role

The School of Geography is seeking a high-calibre Lecturer in any area of physical geography or environmental science that complements and enhances existing research strengths in the School’s Earth Surface Science research theme. The School is particularly interested to grow our expertise in contemporary climate science and/or climate change mitigation and adaptation. The successful applicant will benefit from our world-class field, laboratory and geospatial computing facilities.

About You

The successful candidate will have an excellent research record with a developing international reputation; teaching experience appropriate to career stage, including experience and enthusiasm for field-based teaching; and passion and commitment to delivering an outstanding student experience to a diverse student population at both undergraduate and taught postgraduate level.

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 Environmental Science and Physical Geography at Queen Mary and more broadly within these disciplines 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 permanent and will be based at our Mile End campus, starting from 1st September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. The starting salary will be £42,433 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,, or to the Deputy Head of School, Professor Lisa Belyea,

To apply, please click on the link below.

The closing date for applications is 12 May 2021.

Interviews will be held shortly thereafter.

Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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