Environmental Science Lecturer job at UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

Environmental change and sustainability

Location: Campus Highfield

Salary: £39,739 to £50,296 Per year
Full time, permanent

Closing Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Date of interview: be confirmed

Reference: 1883122WR

*The post will contain links to the School of Geography and Environmental Science‘s Environmental Change and Sustainability research topic.

Southampton is in the top 1% of global universities and one of the UK’s top 10 research-intensive universities, with an international reputation for its research, teaching and entrepreneurial activities.

The School of Geography and Environmental Science is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Environmental Science. This appointment will strengthen the School’s existing research, teaching and impact activities in the areas of environmental law, policy, economics and governance.

If successful, you will join one of the School’s four dynamic research groups: Environmental Change and Sustainability; Economy, Society and Governance; landscape dynamics and ecology; or Population, health and well-being. You will develop collaborations with colleagues in the school and the wider academic community focusing on environmental law, environmental governance, environmental economics or environmental or climate policy . You will have an established record of research activity in your area of ​​specialization. We welcome applications from scholars with a PhD (or equivalent professional qualification and/or experience) in environmental science, geography or related disciplines and whose research is actively concerned with the law, economics, governance and environmental policy. We particularly welcome those capable of enriching our expertise in the application of these subjects in the countries of the South.

The nominated candidate will contribute and lead environmental science and geography modules at undergraduate and/or postgraduate (MSc) level, delivered through lectures, tutorials, practicals, workshops, seminars and/or fieldwork. Teaching responsibilities will involve delivery of the core curriculum and elective modules, field courses and supervision of student projects. The ability to teach subjects such as environmental law, environmental impact assessment, environmental economics, environmental governance, environmental and/or climate policy is highly desirable. This position offers broad opportunities to contribute to new and novel methods of teaching and learning, and the school actively supports the establishment of innovative teaching methods and approaches.

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of global universities and one of the top 10 research-intensive universities in the UK. We have an international reputation for our research, teaching and corporate activities. The School of Geography and Environmental Sciences conducts leading and impactful research, enterprise and education in a range of disciplines that span the human-environment interface and address some of the world’s most pressing challenges . These include global environmental change, its impacts on ecosystem services, biodiversity, food security and associated human responses; paleo-environmental reconstruction, geomorphology, ecosystem dynamics and land surface systems; demographic mapping, geographies of care and well-being, geography of human and planetary health; economic, political and state geography, migration, feminist geography, entrepreneurship and creative work. Our research and collaborations are truly international, spanning 78 countries. In the REF2021, the largest research assessment exercise in the world, our school was ranked third nationally in Geographic and Environmental Studies on Grade Point Average (a measure of overall research quality). Our research working environment has been rated among the best in the world or internationally excellent, while 75% of our research impact has been rated among the best in the world. The School is among the top hundred geography departments in the world (QS World Rankings 2021). We are home to the world-renowned research and corporate centers WorldPop and Geodata, as well as state-of-the-art laboratories and computing facilities. Our education is research-driven, with high NSS scores: in 2021, overall satisfaction scores were BA Geography 92%, BSc Geography 84% and Environmental Science 83%. We are ranked 5th in the Guardian Rankings for Geography and Environmental Sciences

Undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching experience is preferred; formal training or recognition of teaching skills is desirable. The school and university also offer mentoring support and a variety of skills development and professional development opportunities. We welcome applications from scholars with an active interest and/or previous experience in decolonizing physical science curricula.

The School of Geography and Environmental Sciences is committed to fostering a culture of equality, diversity and inclusion: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/geography/about/equality-diversity-and-inclusion.page We welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates and particularly encourage applications from candidates from groups that are underrepresented in academic positions at the University, including but not limited to: people from black and minority; and people with disabilities. The school is committed to equal opportunity for all and offers a range of family-friendly policies, flexible hours and flexible working. We are a Disability Confident Employer and the school holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award

The position is offered on a permanent full-time basis and is valid from September 1, 2022.

Informal inquiries can be directed to Professor Justin Sheffield (School Director; [email protected]) or Dr Pete Shaw (Director of Environmental Science; [email protected])

The modality of education delivery will naturally depend on the state of the Covid-19 pandemic and local conditions, but it is expected that teaching during the 2022/23 academic session will be in person. The University has clear guidelines and plans to transition from online teaching to in-person teaching if necessary. The primary concern underlying all of these plans is the safety of staff and students.

Application procedure:

You must submit your completed online application form to https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The deadline for applications will be midnight on the closing date listed above. If you require assistance please call Jane Sturgeon (Human Resources Recruitment Team) on +44 (0)23 8059 4043 or email [email protected] Please quote reference 1883122WR in all correspondence.

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