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Teaching fellow in Environmental Sciences /Physical Geography

School of Geography &Environmental Science

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,942 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term for 6 months
Closing Date:  Thursday 05 August 2021
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1443821WR

BSc and MEnvSci Environmental Science Programme; MSc Environmental Management Programmes; BSc Geography Programme. The teaching post will have links to the Centre for Environmental Science.

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 School of Geography & Environmental Science is now seeking to appoint a fixed-term Teaching Fellow in Environmental Sciences and/or Physical Geography to contribute to teaching and teaching administration in support of our undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes in Environmental Science and/or Physical Geography. This position is to cover paternity leave.

You will deliver teaching to students at undergraduate and postgraduate taught level, through allocated lectures, tutorials, practicals, fieldwork and/or seminars. In particular, you will be expected to support teaching across areas of physical geography and/or environmental science, first year study skills, and/or field trip activities. An ability to teach aspects of environmental law, GIS and/or remote sensing would also be advantageous. The modality of education delivery will naturally depend on the Covid-19 pandemic status and local conditions, but it is anticipated that the majority of teaching during the 2021/22 academic session will be in-person. The University has clear guidelines and plans for moving between online teaching and in-person teaching as needed. The primary concern underlying all of these plans is for the safety of staff and students. 

You will have, or be about to be awarded, a PhD in environmental science or a related field (or equivalent professional qualifications) and will have some undergraduate and/or postgraduate teaching experience. You will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be able to communicate complex information effectively, engaging the interest and enthusiasm of the target audience and delivering lectures and practical teaching relating to different aspects of environmental science and physical geography. You will have a positive attitude to colleagues and students with a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

The post is tenable from September 2021.

Informal enquiries may be made to k.e.parks@soton.ac.uk (Programme Lead for Environmental Science) or Professor Simon Kemp (Deputy Head of School Education) S.Kemp@soton.ac.uk

The School of Geography and Environmental Science is committed to fostering a culture of equality, diversity and inclusion. We welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates, and particularly encourage applications from candidates belonging to groups who are under-represented within academic posts at the University, including, but not limited to: people from Black and minority ethnic groups; and disabled people. The School are committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offer a range of family-friendly policies, flexi-time and flexible working. We are a Disability Confident employer and the School holds a bronze Athena SWAN award.

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Nash (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750 or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk Please quote reference 1443821WR on all correspondence.  


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