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Lecturer in Environment and Development

Environment and Geography
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
39,609 - 48,676 a year
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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. The appointment forms part of an expansion of development-related research and teaching at York, including investment in a new, cross-Faculty, Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre (IGDC).

Main purpose of the role

  • 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 to develop a new undergraduate course in Global Development.
  • To play a full part in the Department of Environment and Geography's Research Excellence Framework (REF) submission.
  • 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.

Key requirements

  • 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.

The post offers an exciting opportunity to be involved in continued expansion of the Department of Environment and Geography and the development of the Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre, and will be available for start from 1st January 2019.

Informal enquiries about the post should be made to Professor Piran White (T: +44 1904 324062, E: Further information about the Department is available at:

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