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Lecturer in Environmental Economics

Environment and Geography
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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40,322 - 52,560 a year
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The Department of Environment and Geography is seeking a passionate, highly motivated and well qualified Lecturer in Environmental Economics.

The post is part of new investment to further our strengths in challenge and solution-oriented teaching and research targeted at addressing grand environmental and social sustainability challenges. Two other posts that are being advertised are Lecturer in Human Geography and Associate Lecturer role in Environmental Science or Environmental Geography. A successful candidate will be part of a supportive and community-oriented department that is highly integrated within an exciting array of environmental sustainability endeavours at our university.

As part of this investment, we are looking for an outstanding candidate who has:

  • A background related to environmental economics
  • Passion and commitment to intellectual and action-oriented endeavours that will help bring about a sustainable and equitable planet
  • Values congruent with the core values of our department
  • Ability to deliver and develop an ambitious and influential research portfolio
  • Help develop a solution-oriented curriculum in relation to our environmental economics related teaching programmes:
    • BSc/MEnv Environment, Economics, and Ecology
    • MSc Environmental Economics and Environmental Management
    • MSc Corporate Sustainability and Environmental Management

This post is available at 100% FTE on an open contract. Please note that flexible working patterns and job sharing opportunities will be considered.


  • To develop research objectives, projects and proposals and carry out individual or collaborative research projects
  • To contribute to the production of research outputs and research outcomes
  • To design, develop and deliver teaching across a wide range of modules
  • To undertake effectively a range of administrative and managerial responsibilities

Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed

  • PhD in Environmental Economics or similar discipline, or equivalent experience
  • To develop  and promote the research activities of the department by developing a personal research plan independently and/or in collaboration with others as part of a larger research team 
  • To manage and guide the work of staff and research students on own specialist area 
  • To develop innovative research proposals, identify and obtaining external sources of funding
  • To publish original research in appropriate journals and attend international conferences
  • To develop innovative teaching materials, techniques and module design
  • To plan, deliver and critically review a range of teaching and assessment activities
  • To undertake academic supervision of students (including research students)
  • To set and mark practical sessions, supervisions, fieldwork and examinations and provide constructive feedback to students
  • To undertake the duties of a Programme Director and Module Co-ordinator and be responsible for the design, development and management of departmental teaching modules
  • To contribute to the recruitment and selection of  research and teaching staff
  • To contribute to the administration and management of the department
  • To advise, supervise and give guidance to other departmental staff as appropriate
  • To develop and build internal and external contacts      

Interview date:  26 April tbc

For informal enquiries: please contact Roland Gehrels at

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