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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Environmental Social Science

Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
38,832 - 47,722 a year (Lecturer) or 49,149 - 56,950 a year (Senior Lecturer)
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Role Description

The Environment Department continues to grow rapidly. It moved into its new £12.5M building at the heart of York’s Heslington West campus at the start of 2016, has grown its academic staff by 7 FTE since 2014 and is successfully running four undergraduate degrees including “Environment, Economics and Ecology” and “Human Geography and Environment” (launched in 2015). In line with our post-REF strategy, the Department is offering further exciting opportunities to be involved in this continued expansion. We are seeking a quantitative environmental social scientist with a commitment to excellence in research and teaching who will complement and extend our existing research in the social sciences. Opportunities exist across the university to engage with our Environmental Sustainability Institute (YESI) and our International Development Network (IDN) and our Research themes such as “Environmental sustainability and resilience”, “Health and Wellbeing” and “Justice and Equality”. 

We are seeking to appoint at either Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level. Appointment at Senior Lecturer level may be available to exceptional candidates who are able to demonstrate an established research record of international standing in accordance with the relevant criteria given in the Candidate brief. Please indicate on your application the level of post for which you wish to be considered. 

The main duties and responsibilities of the post are to conduct and disseminate research and to develop and deliver innovative teaching in the broad field of quantitative environmental social science. In addition the post holder will be expected to take on administrative and managerial responsibilities. At senior lecturer level the post holder will additionally be expected to take responsibility for programme development, supervise, mentor and guide the work of staff and research students and develop new research approaches. 

Candidates must possess a PhD or have equivalent experience from any area of the social sciences with a quantitative environmental focus together with appropriate teaching, research and/or enterprise experience will be considered. We are particularly interested in candidates with research interests in environmental economics, economic geography, resource geography, environmental psychology, development economics, socioecology or political ecology, particularly within a development context. Because of existing departmental teaching commitments the appointee will initially be required to contribute to the delivery of our first year module “Economic Principles”, our second year module “Applied Economics for the Environment” and our third year module “Environment and Natural Resource Economics” though there is scope for this to evolve in subsequent years. We are interested in candidates who have experience in, or the potential to contribute to, multidisciplinary and internationally collaborative programmes of activity that could make a strong contribution to the global developmental challenges agenda. At senior lecturer level the post holder will additionally be able to demonstrate academic leadership in research and the ability to lead research teams, have experience of taking a leading role in the supervision of research students and in planning and course design and have an extensive track record of teaching and learning in the Higher Education sector at both under- and post-graduate level or in a demonstrably similar context.

The post is full-time and available from 1 August 2018.  

Athena Swan Bronze

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