Fixed Term Lectureship in Geomorphology at Geography & Environment, University of Southampton, UK.

Dear Geomorphlist, please can you post the following job advertisement for a

Fixed Term Lectureship in Geomorphology and Earth Surface Dynamics

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world Universities and one of the UK’s top 10 research-intensive universities. We have an international reputation for research, teaching and enterprise activities.

The Department of Geography & Environment is seeking to appoint Fixed Term Lecturer specialising in Geomorphology. We particularly invite applications from candidates whose research interests complement those of our Earth Surface Dynamics (ESD) research group. We would especially welcome those with substantive or methodological research interests in areas such as coastal or estuarine geomorphology and/or the impacts of climate or broader environmental change on geomorphic systems. Geography and Environment is a leading international centre for geographical research. The ESD research theme includes foci on fluvial, aeolian and glacial geomorphology. More broadly, the academic unit is also leading centre for application of Earth observation and GIS tools, including Terrestrial Laser Scanning, to a range of environmental problems.

You will be able to deliver excellent undergraduate teaching and will contribute to and help develop our teaching programme and undertake research in line with the Unit’s research strategy. You will have a PhD in Geography or a related field, an emerging profile of academic publications and the potential to win external research funding. Undergraduate teaching experience would be advantageous.

The post is tenable from 1 December 2015 until 31 July 2016 and is fixed term in nature to cover staff absence.

Interviews will be held on 17 September 2015.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Stephen Darby (Head of Department;, Dr Joanna Nield (BSc Programme Leader,, or Professor David Sear (Head of ESD Research Group,
Geography and Environment is committed to equal opportunities for all, and particularly to advancing the representation of women across all areas of the discipline. The University has a generous maternity policy, onsite childcare facilities and employees are able to participate in the childcare vouchers scheme. The University recognises that employees may wish to have working patterns that fit in with their caring responsibilities or work-life balance. We would, therefore, consider requests to undertake this role on apart-time or a flexible working basis. Due consideration will also be given to applicants who have had career breaks for reasons including maternity, paternity or adoption leave, disability or illness. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

Application procedure:
You should submit your completed online application form at
More details at

Professor David Sear
School of Geography
University of Southampton
++44 (0)2380 592215(Office)
++44 (02380 594614 (Direct)

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