Lecturer in Economic Geography –

Closes:22nd August 2021

Lancaster University – Lancaster Environment Centre

The Lancaster Environment Centre is one of the world’s largest centres for environmental research. Our mission is to perform world-leading research, and to use that research to help understand and respond to global and environmental challenges. We span social- and natural science and work in an interdisciplinary research environment. We wish to appoint a lecturer in Economic Geography who will work within the Critical Geographies or Political Ecology research groups.

We seek an outstanding candidate whose research, engagement and teaching interests are in economic geography as applied critically to areas of environment or climate action and governance. This could include, for example, expertise in the economic or financial dimensions of climate and environment policy, feminist ecological economists, critical perspectives on the political economy/ecology of sustainability transitions, low carbon strategies and practices, the operation of biodiversity and carbon offsets and market-based environmental solutions in water, conservation or other domains, and decolonising perspectives on and approaches to economic geography.  We see economic geography to be an area of the geography discipline currently undergoing much rejuvenation and innovation and are looking for candidates who can contribute substantially to this agenda.  

Applications are invited from early career social scientists from all backgrounds who are building an international reputation for research in the broad area of economic geography. We encourage scholars from backgrounds under-represented in these fields. You will have a clear track record of achievement and publication and a compelling vision for your research. The candidate should be able to demonstrate how they will develop international collaborations that complement or strengthen existing research links in LEC, and internally work with other nodes of excellence in the University, including the Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business based in the Management School. You will have a strong commitment to the teaching of human geography. At undergraduate level, you will support delivery of the degree programmes BA/BSc Geography which contain core teaching in economic geography. For our postgraduate taught portfolio, you will contribute to teaching as part of our new MA in Political Ecology.

LEC offers a highly collegial and stimulating environment for career development based on departmental values and embedded Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI) considerations and actions. We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis as well as the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address gender equality in higher education and research. Furthermore, we are active and progressive around sustainability, wellbeing and decolonising agendas.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Nigel Clark, n.clark2@lancaster.ac.uk, Professor Frances Cleaver, f.cleaver@lancaster.ac.uk or Director Professor Phil Barker, p.barker@lancaster.ac.uk .

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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