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Professor/Associate Professor of Human Geography

Economy, Governance, Culture

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   Salary and level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Friday 28 August 2015
Interview Date:   Tuesday 13 October 2015
Reference:  585315WR

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.

Following our excellent performance in the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014) assessment (where our Research Intensity was ranked sixth among UK Geography Units), Geography and Environment, part of the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, is now inviting applications for a Professor/Associate Professor of Human Geography. Of particular interest are candidates with an international reputation of research excellence who can complement and expand existing research areas within the Economy, Governance Culture Research Group:

You will be expected to provide research leadership, mentorship to junior colleagues, and to contribute fully to both undergraduate and graduate teaching. Geography and Environment has buoyant undergraduate student recruitment and excellent NSS scores. Current research within Geography and Environment has a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary initiatives and connects with social science Research Centres (such as the Centre for Citizenship, Globalisation, and Governance, the Centre for Transnational Studies, the Administrative Data Research Centre, and the Work Futures Research Centre). Our excellent reputation in Human Geography has been reinforced by a series of recent appointments, and we are now seeking a new hire with research interests that will enhance the Group’s existing specialisms and connect with those in other Research Groups within the Department, Faculty and more widely within the University.

For appointments at Associate Professor salary range is £47,328 to £59,486, for Professorial appointments salary is by negotiation. Interviews will be held on 13 October.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Nick Clarke,, Dr Suzanne Reimer,, or Professor Peter Sunley,

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 a part-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.

Application Procedure:

You should submit your completed application form along with your C.V. and Publication list online at The vacancy will close at midnight on the closing date as shown above. 3 references will be required if you are successful at shortlisting, so please provide 3 referees on your application form.  If you need any assistance, Please contact Carol Read on +44 (0) 23 8059 3649 Please quote vacancy reference number 585315WR on all correspondence.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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