Applications now invited for a Lectureship in Human Geography (Grade7/Grade 8)

Lectureship in Human Geography (Grade 7/Grade 8)

School of Geographical and Earth Sciences, University of Glasgow

Post Reference Number: 015675

http://www.gla.ac.uk/about/jobs/vacancies/

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Human Geography who will deliver theoretically informed and empirically rich research that links with, and/or extends, the existing research interests of the Human Geography Research Group (HGRG), in the School of Geographical and Earth Sciences (GES), University of Glasgow.

The successful candidate will have a research agenda linking to one or more of HGRG’s existing research threads: 'Space, Politics and the Urban', 'Geopolitical Trajectories', 'Exploring Vitalised Geographies', 'Knowing, Creativity and Experiment', and, 'Stressed Environments and Communities'.

We particularly encourage applications from scholars with an expertise in critical approaches to the urban, and with substantive research interests in urban contexts within, or between, the global North and South. The candidate will be expected to contribute to both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, including delivering a specialist urban option.

Current research in our group isinformed by a range of theoretical approaches including post-colonial theory, political economy, subaltern studies, feminist thought, histories from below, and post-structurally inflected work on the political. We are committed to approaches that engage with the diverse ways uneven global processes are produced, negotiated and contested.

The Human Geography Research Group has a longstanding commitment to work that engages with local communities and broader publics, and to forging transnational solidarities between the Global North and South. In addition to leading academic debates in and beyond human geography, we seek to develop research practice enabling progressive forms of activism and intervention in daily struggles, connecting to differing user-groups, public campaigns, and policy fields.

School of Geographical and Earth Sciences

In the School of GES research activities are organised and initiated by the Human Geography Research Group (HGRG), and, the Earth Systems Research Group (ESRG). In REF2014, HGRG ranked 1st in the UK for world-leading and internationally excellent research, and 1st for published outputs. In REF2014, ESRG ranked 1st in Scotland for both its world-leading publications and research environment.

http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/ges/

http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/ges/researchandimpact/humangeographyresearch/

http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/ges/researchandimpact/earthsystemsresearch/

 

The salary will be on the Research and Teaching Grade, Level 7/8, £33,943- £38,183 / £41,709 - £48,327 per annum.

Closing date for applications: 12th February 2017

Informal enquires should be directed to:

Professor Hayden Lorimer, Director of Research / Chair of Human Geography Research Group

Hayden.Lorimer@glasgow.ac.uk


Geography and Earth Science both ranked in the top 10 in the UK (Complete University Guide 2017, Guardian University Guide 2016)

Geography ranked 28th in the World (QS World University rankings by subject 2016)

Human Geography ranked 1st in the UK for world-leading and internationally excellent research, and 1st in UK for published work (REF 2014)

Earth Systems Research Group rated as 1st in Scotland for both its world-leading publications and research environment (REF 2014)