Position: Lecturer in Urban Geography


The Department of Social Sciences, Oxford Brookes University, wishes to appoint a full-time Lecturer in Urban Geography. As part of a major expansion of the Geography programme, we are seeking applicants wishing to join a dynamic and committed team, who practise research-informed teaching and fieldwork. You should have teaching and research expertise in Urban Geography, with interests related to the contemporary and future city. Preference will be given to candidates with research interests that are related to one or more of the following topics: urban economy, smart cities, infrastructures and networks, housing markets, urban regeneration, resilience, sustainability, protest and resistance, and urban futures. An ability and enthusiasm to contribute to the teaching of geographical research methods, both quantitative and qualitative, would be an advantage. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out advanced research in urban geography and to contribute to teaching, including lecturing, examining, graduate supervision, pastoral care of students, and assistance with the administration and organisation of teaching and research.

Applicants must have a good Honours degree in Geography or closely related discipline and a doctorate in Geography already awarded at the time of application, with a topic clearly related to modern cities or urban futures. Applicants need evidence of the following: substantial research accomplishment with completed or forthcoming publications that are suitable for submission to REF 2020, ability to raise research funding, a realisable research plan, ability to supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students effectively, excellence or the potential for excellence in teaching, and a good record of collaboration and team-work.

You may wish to consult our web site at http://www.social-sciences.brookes.ac.uk/ for further details of the Department and Geography.

You will be responsible for:

– Teaching students using appropriate instruction methods and setting and assessing students’ work.
– Supervising and assessing students’ projects and dissertations.
– Undertaking research leading to international quality publications, seeking funded research opportunities and engaging in scholarly activity.
– Undertaking curriculum development work including planning, development, evaluation,
updating of courses and course materials, and supervising course provision.
– Caring for the pastoral needs of students including counselling and guidance in relation to their academic programme.

You should have:

– A PhD in Geography with a topic related to the Geography of Development
– Experience of teaching undergraduates at HE level.
– A proven research record.
– The ability to develop expertise that contributes to teaching and research within human geography
– Good communication and interpersonal skills
– Have skills in working independently and as part of a team.
– Be able and willing to undertake and, in some cases, lead on administrative duties and to participate fully in the Department and Faculty

Location: Headington Hill Site, Headington Campus.

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