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Job id: 092394. Salary: £51,974 to £61,021 including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 10 July 2024. Closing date: 24 July 2024.

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

Contact details: Kate Schreckenberg.

Location: Strand Campus. Category: Academic & Teaching.


About us

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, seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Human Geography (Education). The appointed candidate will be an integral member of the academic staff, enhancing student experience by teaching human geography across undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. We welcome applications from any substantive area of human geography.

The appointment is to the Academic Education Pathway (AEP), which is focused on the delivery of education, education-related scholarship, and leadership in education. Indicatively 80% of a staff member’s activities will be accounted for by a combination of teaching, supervision, student support, educational leadership and innovation, and administration; the remaining 20% will be dedicated to scholarship. Staff on the AEP are not contractually obliged to carry out research and will not have significant responsibility for research. This post is for one year, fixed-term (maternity replacement) with an expected start date in September 2024. The post will report to the Deputy Head of Department of Geography.

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 position, and you will be offered a fixed term contract until 31st August 2025.

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 Human Geography or a relevant interdisciplinary field (viva must be passed before September start date)

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

3.        Experience of teaching relevant Human Geography 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.        Experience of supervising student research projects, including providing guidance in Human Geography methods and excellent feedback on assessment.

5.        Demonstrate ability, through peer reviewed publications or other appropriate modes of dissemination, to make contributions to knowledge in your field of research within Human Geography

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 Human Geography research groups.

Desirable criteria

1.        Completion of appropriate training in Higher Education teaching and learning/academic practice.

2.        Completion of appropriate training in equal opportunities, diversity, and inclusion.

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

4.        Familiarity with the UK education system and the human geography discipline.

Full details of the role and the skills and experience required, can be found in the attached job description which provided on the next page.

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 mid August

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