Lecturer in Cultural Geography

Job Description

The Department of Geography (https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/geography) at the University of Sheffield has particular expertise in the fields of social justice and environmental change. The Department is an excellent place for early career scholars to launch their academic careers; it provides a vibrant and collegial intellectual environment, opportunities for mentorship and collaboration, and unique support for policy and public engagement. The Department values diversity in both intellectual and people terms, and is committed to recognizing the important intellectual contributions that all our scholars make. Our academic environment is developed through our five research groups (https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/geography/research/groups. As one of the oldest and largest Geography departments in the UK, the Department of Geography at the University of Sheffield has a vibrant community of staff, undergraduates, postgraduates and postdoctoral researchers.

You should be able to demonstrate an excellent research trajectory in Cultural Geography, particularly with a focus on cultural geographies of homelessness and refugees. We welcome applications from candidates who have evidence of collaborative working, university-level teaching and who can enhance our research performance within the Department of Geography.

You will be expected to lead, develop, and teach a diverse cohort of students on undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including the provision of high-quality and sustainable international field class to Berlin. You will be required to demonstrate innovation and enhancement in all areas of learning and teaching (as detailed in the University’s Academic Careers Pathways document).

It is intended that you will contribute to our UG and PGT programmes in Geography in our Cultural Geography modules of GEO31013 - Creative geographies: media, imaginaries and politics, GEO21017 - Urban culture and conflict: The making of modern cities , GEO114 - Exploring Human Geographies, GEO21015 - Culture, Space and Difference, GEO21020 - Research Design and Fieldclass to Berlin, and UG and PGT dissertation supervision. We also teach across a variety of methodologies, including, qualitative, quantitative, participatory, creative, ethnography etc. We team teach all our modules.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

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