Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in Climate Change

  • Part Time
  • Overseas
  • London
  • Salary: £0 - £0


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About us The Department of Geography ( ) is widely recognised as one of the leading geography departments in the world (7th worldwide in the QS R... Role: Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in Climate Change, Category: Education

Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in Climate Change: University College London

About us

The Department of Geography ( ) is widely recognised as one of the leading geography departments in the world (7th worldwide in the QS Ranking 2024, 4th in the Shanghai world rankings 2022). It has been highly rated in all seven UK Research Assessment Exercises, and the 2021 REF confirmed that 96% of the Department’s research activity is considered World Leading (4*) or Internationally Excellent (3*).

UCL Geography spans a broad range of Human and Physical Geography and we are committed to cross-disciplinary teaching and research. Research within the Department is currently organised into seven clusters and staff are actively engaged in cross-disciplinary initiatives in UCL, including the Institute of Advanced Studies, the Urban Lab, the UCL Anthropocene initiative, and the Sarah Parker Remond Centre for the study of Racism and Racialisation. In addition, UCL geographers collaborate with staff in Archaeology, Anthropology, the Bartlett School, Political Science, Earth Science, Computer Science, Genetics, Evolution and Environment (GEE), Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering (CEGE), as well as through the new interdisciplinary programmes at UCL East. Collaboration in environmental research across UCL is also supported and facilitated centrally by the Environment Domain and the UCL Climate Hub.

Research in Physical Geography is supported by three main laboratory facilities: the ; the (BEIF), and the UCL (ERF). BEIF is a joint facility with the Department of Earth Sciences.

The Department is committed to the idea of Geography as a global discipline and welcomes applicants with regional expertise from across the world. We are dedicated to increasing understanding of the world as precursor to making the planet a better, fairer place, and we are searching for a colleague who shares that goal. Our staff and students often engage with local community groups, campaigning organizations, government, international organisations, businesses and schools in order to connect global knowledge to specific local issues. We are very proud that research and teaching undertaken by members of the Department of Geography at UCL has had an impact in changing the world for the good in both big and small ways. This post will continue UCL’s tradition of disruptive thinking that seeks to be honest about complexity and to reflect critically about how knowledge is created and shared and how global issues, such as climate change and environmental degradation, can be addressed. We are searching for a new colleague who shares our commitments to collegiality, inclusivity and openness.

About the role

The UCL Department of Geography is seeking to appoint a 19-month fixed term Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in Climate Change at 0.5FTE from 1st January 2025. This is a 0.5FTE, 19-month fixed term role to cover a member of staff. The salary range for this position is Grade 7, SP 33-37: £45,521 – £50,585 per annum (including London Allowance).

The position will support geography teaching and tutorial delivery across the Department, with a focus on climate change and physical geography. The Department encourages applications from from physical geographers, environmental scientists or geoscientist who additionally can undertake tutorial support across our 1st year curriculum. The role also has an allocation of time for research and professional development.

Please see the full job description and person specification linked at the bottom of this page for more information.

This role meets the eligibility requirements for a skilled worker certificate of sponsorship or a global talent visa under UK Visas and Immigration legislation. Therefore, UCL welcomes applications from international applicants who require a visa.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

About you

Candidates must hold a PhD in a relevant discipline by the time they begin their appointment. Applicants must demonstrate expertise in the areas to be taught, with an aptitude for teaching and developing Geography modules at both undergraduate and graduate levels and be committed to fostering a positive learning environment for students. Excellent presentation and teaching communication skills, along with the ability to work collaboratively and to deadlines is essential.

When applying, please include:

  • a covering letter outlining how you meet the essential criteria and a curriculum vitae combined in one pdf
  • the names and addresses of three referees

Informal questions about the post and the Department may be directed to the Head of Teaching, Prof. Jan Axmacher ( )

If you need reasonable adjustments or a more accessible format to apply for this job online or have any queries about the application process, please contact Claire Betts, Department Manager ( ).

The advert will close on Thursday 6th June at 23:59 GMT. Interviews will take place before the end of June.

What we offer

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents, we also offer some great benefits some of which are below:

  • 41 Days holiday (27 days annual leave plus 8 bank holiday and 6 closure days)
  • Additional 5 days’ annual leave purchase scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan
  • Immigration loan Relocation scheme for certain posts;
  • On-Site nursery
  • On-site gym
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Employee assistance programme: Staff Support Service
  • Discounted medical insurance

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Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong.

The Department is committed to the values of equality, diversity and inclusion; we have an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and networks for BAME, LGBTQ, and disabled/neurodiverse staff and students. The Department recognises the importance of family-friendly working and we try, as far as possible, to organise meetings and events with staff responsibilities as parents and carers in mind. The Department currently holds an Athena Swan Silver award and is working towards a Gold award. Above all, the Department aims to be a supportive environment for both its staff and students. We especially welcome applications from candidates from under-represented backgrounds, and from candidates using a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches.

Further details of the department are at .

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