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Associate Lecturer (Education Focused) in Geography - AOAC2064RXHM
School of Geography & Sustainable Development
Vacancy Description
School of Geography and Sustainable Development, Salary: £33,797 - £40,322 per annum, Start Date: As soon as possible, Fixed Term: 5 years
The School of Geography and Sustainable Development is seeking an outstanding teacher for a post as Associate Lecturer (Education Focused) with expertise in Population Geography and Quantitative Methods. We are looking for candidates with experience in teaching of population geography and quantitative methods, and applicants who have a research profile to contribute to research-led teaching for students on Geography and Sustainable Development degree pathways. This is a five-year fixed-term post.

The successful applicant will join the Population and Health Research Group (PHRG), which is one of three research clusters in the School through which upper division teaching is organized. The PHRG is home to six academic staff and a team of post-doctoral researchers and PhD students. The core academic staff are: Dr Nissa Finney, Dr Jo Mhairi Hale, Dr Katherine Keenan, Professor Hill Kulu, Dr David McCollum, and Professor Maarten van Ham (https://populationandhealth.wordpress.com/our-people/), with collaboration extending across the School and beyond.
Teaching in the PHRG covers a wide range of demographic topics including the analysis of family and fertility dynamics; life course choices; internal and international migration; ethnicity and minority populations; health and mortality; and population inequalities (http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/gsd/research/phrg/).  The group combines expertise in demographic and longitudinal data analysis; population projections; spatial and geographical analysis; and qualitative and mixed methods. There are a number of ongoing research projects funded by UK research councils and the European Commission. The group hosts the ESRC Centre for Population Change (CPC) (http://www.cpc.ac.uk/).

Candidates should hold a PhD in human geography, demography, sociology or a cognate social science discipline (including statistics and applied mathematics). Excellent teaching skills are essential. This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic individual to work in and collaborate with an international team of population and health researchers.

Informal enquiries can be directed to: Dr Matthew Sothern, mbs10@st-andrews.ac.uk, Dr Katherine Keenan, Katherine.Keenan@st-andrews.ac.uk, or Professor Hill Kulu, Hill.Kulu@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and ethnic minorities, who are underrepresented in Science posts at the University.

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through our working on diversity awards (ECU Athena SWAN/Race Charters; Carer Positive; LGBT Charter; and Stonewall).  More details can be found at http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/.

The School of Geography and Sustainable Development holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award and is fully committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. More information can be found at https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/gsd/athenaswan/.

Closing Date:     19 December 2019        

Please quote ref:   AOAC2064RXHM   

Further Particulars: AOAC2064RXHM FPs.doc

School of Geography and Sustainable Development
Salary: £33,797 - £40,322 per annum
Start Date: As soon as possible
Fixed Term: 5 years