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Lecturer in Geoenvironmental Hazards

Geography

Location:  Ormskirk
Salary:  £34,804 to £39,152 per annum
Permanent
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Sunday 23 May 2021
Reference:  EHT0074-0421

Your discipline. Your passion. Our success, together. 

About You 

You will be an enthusiastic and friendly professional with excellent communication and interpersonal skills coupled with a commitment to providing an excellent student experience. An established or promising research profile in Geography and very good teaching experience on undergraduate Geography programmes is essential. A background in any aspect of qualitative social science with supporting qualifications and experience would be an advantage.

To be successful you will further enrich our student’s experience through your expertise and subject knowledge as evidenced through your qualifications and extensive experience of working in a University environment. In return, you will join a forward thinking and dynamic team that pushes the boundaries of curriculum development across human and physical aspects of the Geosciences.

About the Role

You will be required to make a significant contribution to the delivery of our Geography programmes, contributing to the delivery of our modules on geoenvironmental hazards and risk and other areas of our core curriculum depending on your areas of expertise and experience. We particularly seek expertise in the use of qualitive methodologies in hazard or disaster landscapes (which could include, but is not limited to, any of the following: lifeworlds of vulnerability; Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR); hazard awareness and education; social and/or political dimensions of disaster recovery and; sustainable development in DRR or recovery landscapes). Applicants from any area of Geography are encouraged to apply, and expertise that is aligned to existing research in Geography and Social Sciences is highly desirable.

You will be expected to contribute to the research activities of one of our Research Units and meet the qualitative and quantitative requirements for submission to the next Research Excellence exercise in 2028.

Rewards/Benefits

We want you to feel happy when you come to work and proud when you go home.

From the moment you join us you have the opportunity to enhance your skills. We offer various routes for progression, a range of specialist development sessions and academic development opportunities along with an award winning and comprehensive staff health & wellbeing programme (HR Excellence Awards 2017). This means you will receive a full academic induction, be enrolled if appropriate on our PGCTHE, benefit from the Edge Hill University CPD scheme (UKPSF) and our annual University Learning and Teaching day all to support your professional development. 

This is just a taste of what we are able to offer you at Edge Hill University.

About Us

 “A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education. 

We are recognised for our outstanding achievements in student satisfaction, staff engagement, graduate employment and innovation as well as our strengthening research profile, investment and growth. The Times Higher ‘University of the Year’ award also celebrated our distinct role in “transforming lives” – reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence.

The University has been ranked Best University Workplace (Times Higher Education 2015), judged Best UK Employer (European Business Awards 2016) and highly commended in Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017 for Workplace of the Year.

Based on an award-winning campus in West Lancashire, Edge Hill University offers a stimulating and empowering environment for ambitious and high performing professionals.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact: Professor Cherith Moses, Head of the Geography Department at mosesc@edgehill.ac.uk

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society

Further details:    Job Description & Person Specification    
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