Associate Lecturer (Education Focused) in Geoscience and GIS – AO1771NB

We are seeking to appoint an Associate Lecturer (Education Focused) in Geoscience and GIS to contribute to the teaching programme within the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences.  


The School delivers two BSc Honours degrees (Geology and Environmental Earth Sciences), an integrated undergraduate Masters in Earth Science (MGeol), and two taught MSc programmes, one in Geochemistry and another in Mineral Resources. Specifically, we seek a new colleague who can deliver undergraduate training in Geographical Information Systems and digital mapping. The successful candidate may also be asked to contribute to the delivery of our applied geophysics, ore petrogenesis, resource exploration and/or structural geology modules and experience in some or all these fields is desirable.  


The school is noted for its field-based training therefore the appointee will be actively involved in this aspect of degree delivery. The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Geology or a similar discipline and have experience in teaching undergraduate students.  


This is a full time position on a fixed term contract of 2 years, in the first instance.  


Further information and informal enquiries may be directed to Dr William McCarthy (  


Applications are particularly welcome from people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in academic 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:  


Closing Date: 15 June 2022                                                              Interview Date: 27 June 2022  


Please quote ref: AO1771NB      


Further Particulars: AO1771NB FPs.doc



School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Salary: £34,304 - £40,927 per annum

Start Date: 15 August 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter

Fixed Term: 2 years

Associate Lecturer (Education Focused) in Geoscience and GIS – AO1771NB