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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography
St Andrews, Scotland
University of St Andrews
  • Faculty/Lecturer

The School of Geography and Sustainable Development seeks to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Physical GeographyApplications are particularly welcome from candidates working in, but not limited to, the following areas: coasts, glaciers, or hazards. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Geography or a related area and have interests and expertise which will contribute to and augment field and laboratory research and teaching.

*Appointment at Grade 8 Senior Lecturer (salary range: £54,949 - £61,823 pa) will be considered for candidates with more experience/knowledge of the area, with the job description to be amended accordingly.

The School of Geography and Sustainable Development is well known for world-leading research and teaching in Environmental Change, Development, Population Studies, Spatial Data Science, Health Geography, and Sustainability. According to the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, 94% of research by the School was classified as world-leading or internationally excellent. The School also has an outstanding reputation for high-quality teaching and was ranked fourth in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2023, fourth by The Times Good University Guide 2023 and fifth by the Complete University Guide 2023. The School has 38 academic staff, 15 postdoctoral fellows and 42 PhD students, supported by two technicians and seven administrative staff.

The School has three overlapping research groups – Environmental Change; Geographies of Society, Sustainability, Inequalities and Possibilities (GOSSIP); and Population and Health – and hosts the Bell-Edwards Geographic Data Institute, BEGIN (

This appointment will be aligned with the Environmental Change group (Environmental change - School of Geography and Sustainable Development - University of St Andrews ( and will strengthen research connections between research groups, complement existing staff expertise, and build capacity for interdisciplinary work across the School’s research and teaching. The successful candidate will engage with School Strategy (School of Geography and Sustainable Development Strategic Plan 2021-2026.pdf (, as well as contribute to the University’s Strategy (


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