Associate Lecturer (Education Focused) in Geography and Sustainable Development – AOAC2077RXNB
School of Geography & Sustainable Development
Vacancy Description
School of Geography and Sustainable Development Salary: £34,304 per annum Start Date: 11 April 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter Fixed term until 10 April 2023

We invite applications from candidates with interests in Geography and Sustainable Development, particularly those with expertise in Political Ecology, and commitment to excellence in teaching. You will contribute to the highly successful undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in Geography and Sustainable Development at St Andrews, with opportunities to interact with our excellent research clusters.  


Your role will involve engaging the interest and motivation of students and inspiring them to learn by fostering debate and developing their ability to engage in critical discourse and rational thinking.  You will work as a member of our teaching teams under the overall direction of the School’s Director of Teaching. You will have excellent organisational and administrative skills, and the ability to communicate complex information and ideas effectively. You will be encouraged to seek ways to improve performance by reflecting on teaching design and delivery, and by analysing feedback.  


You will have completed, or be about to complete, a PhD in Human Geography, Sustainable Development, Environmental Studies, or a related field with a specialisation in Political Ecology or Environmental Justice. Experience with a range of teaching formats, including lectures, IT labs, tutorials, seminars, practical and field classes as well as the supervision of group work would be an advantage, as would experience of teaching within the Scottish university system.  


This is a full time post on a fixed term contract until 10 April 2023.  


Informal enquiries can be directed to: Prof Daniel Clayton,, or Dr Sharon Leahy,  


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  


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 & 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:  


Closing Date: 25 January 2022                                  


Please quote ref: AOAC2077RXNB  


Further Particulars: AOAC2077RXNB FPs.doc


School of Geography and Sustainable Development

Salary: £34,304 per annum

Start Date: 11 April 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter

Fixed term until 10 April 2023