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Job id: 092390. Salary: £51,974 to £61,021 including London weighting Allowance.

Posted: 10 July 2024. Closing date: 07 August 2024.

Business unit: Social Science & Public Policy. Department: Department of Geography.

Contact details: Kate Schreckenberg.

Location: Strand Campus. Category: Academic & Teaching.

About You

The Department of Geography is a vibrant community of students, teachers and researchers. Our holistic approach encompasses both human and physical geography perspectives on global challenges and pressing environmental, geopolitical, urban and rural issues.

Our research findings contribute to public debates and policy development at national and international scales, making important contributions to climate change, disasters, smart cities, risk regulation, water, human migration and wildfire hazards. We are also deeply committed to tackling pressing matters of social justice around the world.

We undertake field research in over 95 countries across seven continents. Meanwhile, using London as a laboratory, our students and staff study migration, transport, housing, displacement, air and water quality, and health impacts on Londoners.

About the role

The Department of Geography, King’s College London invites applications for a Lecturer in Climate and Environmental Science. We particularly welcome applicants working in the broadly defined field of climate change and its societal impacts. Methodological expertise would be welcome in climate modelling, remote sensing and GIS, field- and lab-based data collection, or other relevant analytical methods.

The Lectureship is a three-year fixed term position with a probation period. This post will report to the Head of Department of Geography. The Lecturer will receive mentoring and support to develop their skills and experience in education, academic administration, and research.

Candidates should hold a PhD in climatology, physical geography, or a cognate discipline (e.g., meteorology) and should have a developing research profile in climate science.  We particularly welcome applicants working in the broadly defined field of climate change and its societal impacts. Methodological expertise would be welcome in climate modelling, remote sensing and GIS, field- and lab-based data collection, or other relevant analytical methods.

At King’s, we are deeply committed to embedding good equality and diversity practice into all of our activities so that the university is an inclusive, welcoming and inspiring place to work and study, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation. King’s offers inclusive benefits to staff including flexible working, Enhanced Parental Leave, funds for Parents and Carers and the potential to join community staff networks. The Department of Geography is committed to the provision of equality of opportunity and the recognition and promotion of diversity for all our students, staff and visitors. We hold Bronze Athena SWAN certification and King’s was awarded a Race Equality Charter Bronze Mark in 2020. Our policies align with the College’s equalities policies, including efforts to build an anti-racist university as outlined in the King’s Race Equality Action Plan 2020-2024. We are committed to encouraging further growth from diverse groups, and we welcome applications from people of all abilities and currently under-represented groups, which include BAME, disabilities and LGBTQ communities.

This is a full time post, and you will be offered a fixed term contract until 31st December 2027

About you

To be successful in this role, we are looking for candidates to have the following skills and experience:

Essential criteria

1.        PhD qualified in climatology, physical geography or a cognate discipline (e.g. meteorology) (awarded before starting the post)

2.        The ability to design and deliver lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials in the field of Climate Science.

3.        Experience of teaching relevant subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate level, with evidence of innovative and effective teaching and ability to engage and inspire students of diverse and international backgrounds.

4.        Demonstrate ability, through peer-reviewed publications or other appropriate modes of dissemination, to make contributions to knowledge in the field of climate science.

5.        Ability to contribute to the Department’s research profile.

6.        Demonstrate potential to be an invaluable colleague at King’s with ability to discharge administrative duties efficiently and collaborate effectively across disciplinary and/or department lines with colleagues on teaching and contribute to one or more of the department’s research groups

Desirable criteria

1.        Completion of appropriate training in Higher Education teaching and learning/academic practice. Those without will need to complete this once within their probation period.

2.        Completion of appropriate training in equal opportunities, diversity, and inclusion. Those without this will need to complete this in their first year in post.

3.        Experience of academic administrative roles.

4.        Experience of providing academic advice and pastoral support to students, and a commitment to supporting student welfare and enhancing the student experience.

5.        Familiarity with the UK education system.

Downloading a copy of our Job Description

Full details of the role and the skills, knowledge and experience required can be found in the Job Description document, provided at the bottom of the next page after you click “Apply Now”. This document will provide information of what criteria will be assessed at each stage of the recruitment process.

Further Information

We pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming. We embrace diversity and want everyone to feel that they belong and are connected to others in our community.

We are committed to working with our staff and unions on these and other issues, to continue to support our people and to develop a diverse and inclusive culture at King's.

We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible.

To find out how our managers will review your application, please take a look at our ‘How we Recruit’ pages.

Interviews are due to be held in early September

We are able to offer sponsorship for candidates who do not currently possess the right to work in the UK.