Lecturer in Environment and Development

University of York Department of Environment and Geography

Lecturer in Environment and Development

Department:Environment and Geography
Based at:University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work:Full-time (flexibility available)
Contract status:Open
Salary:40,322 - 49,553 a year
Interview Date:To be confirmed
Posted Date:12/03/2021
Apply by:12/04/2021
Job Reference:9226

Role Description


The Department of Environment and Geography is seeking an outstanding academic to contribute to the continued growth of research and teaching in environment and development at York. We particularly welcome applications from people working on the intersections of development with biodiversity, sustainability, climate change and/or health. The appointment forms part of an expansion of development-related research and teaching at York, through the cross-Faculty, Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre (IGDC).


• To develop and lead a funded programme of high quality, independent research in the area of environment and development.

● To work with staff in other departments (Politics and History) to develop the undergraduate course in Global Development.

• To play a full part as a member of the academic communities in the Department of Environment and Geography and IGDC.

• To enhance the reputation of the Department of Environment and Geography and the IGDC through excellence in research, research impact, and teaching.

• To take responsibility for overseeing, developing and delivering innovative and engaging teaching approaches and material.

• To undertake effectively a range of administrative and managerial responsibilities.

Please note that flexible working patterns and job sharing opportunities will be considered.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed

  • An academic background, including a PhD, in an aspect of environment and development.
  • A track record in disseminating the results of your research in leading peer-reviewed journals.
  • A commitment to interdisciplinary research to address global environmental challenges.
  •  An ability to identify potential synergies in research and teaching with existing strengths in the department and the IGDC.
  • An enthusiasm to work proactively with colleagues in other disciplinary work areas and institutions, in the UK and overseas.

Interview date: To be confirmed

For informal enquiries: please contact Professor Piran White at piran.white@york.ac.uk

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