Senior Lecturer/Reader in Physical Geography – AC2054NB
School of Geography & Sustainable Development
Vacancy Description
School of Geography and Sustainable Development Salary: £54,949 - £61,823 per annum Start Date: As soon as possible

The School of Geography and Sustainable Development is seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer or Reader in Physical Geography.* We are looking for candidates with excellent research profiles and enthusiasm for research-led teaching to join our Environmental Change Research Group. Candidates with backgrounds in Geography and cognate disciplines are welcome to apply.  


The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Physical Geography, or a related area and have specialist research interests and teaching expertise within Physical Geography and Environmental Change, which would broaden the diversity of our Physical Geography research and teaching offering, while complementing (rather than replicating) existing disciplinary strengths among the current staffing of ECRG and supporting links within the wider School and University.  


The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching across a range of topics, to be active in research publication that strengthens and shapes the School’s evolving strategic aims, and be capable of teaching undergraduate and taught postgraduate students from a wide range of backgrounds, and nurturing early career researchers. They should also have familiarity and proven success with grant seeking processes in relation to research councils and other national and international sources.   


*The relevant job description will be supplied, on appointment.  


Informal enquiries can be directed to: Prof Dan Clayton,, Prof William Austin (ECRG),, or Prof Nissa Finney,  


Applications are particularly welcome from people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in Geography and Sustainable Development posts at the University.    


Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the St Andrews experience.  We strive to create a fair and inclusive culture demonstrated through our commitment to diversity awards (Athena Swan, Carer Positive, LGBT Charter, Race Charters and Stonewall). We celebrate diversity by promoting profiles of BAME, LGBTIQ+ staff and supporting networks including the Staff BAME Network; Staff with Disabilities Network; Staff LGBTIQ+ Network; and the Staff Parents & Carers Network.  Full details available online:  


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  


Closing Date: 14 October 2022   


Please quote ref: AC2054NB     


Further Particulars: AC2054NB FPs.doc



School of Geography and Sustainable Development

Salary: £54,949 - £61,823 per annum

Start Date: As soon as possible