Lecturer/Senior Lecturer - Biogeography & Planetary Health (COS528)

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KSJ68808
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Lecturer salary from £32,548

Senior Lecturer salary from £37,706

The University of Lincoln has recently established a new School of Geography within the College of Science, with its first cohort of undergraduate students enrolled in September 2017. The School is developing interdisciplinary programmes in Human and Physical Geography, complementary to, and extending the University’s existing research portfolio that has distinctive “local to global” agenda.  

Understanding and predicting the impacts of climatic- and human-induced changes on the distribution and functioning of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems are two of the most urgent global environmental challenges. Planetary Health is a burgeoning new research field that is rooted in understanding the inter dependencies of human and natural systems, particularly in the context and ecosystem and human health. This post will address current research challenges in these fields and deliver essential teaching needs in Biogeography and Planetary Health, including the study of disease and pollution from a geographical perspective. It offers a wide range of research opportunities and the successful candidate would be encouraged to work with colleagues in the School and the Lincoln Centre of Water and Planetary Health, to develop new research that will enhance the University’s growing international profile.  

The teaching and research focus for the School of Geography is the safety and health of the inhabited Earth. With the world’s population divided between urban centres and rural populations, we also include social issues that affect both, such as crime and deprivation, as well as pollution and natural hazards notably floods and droughts. 

The foundational Head of School is Professor Mark Macklin who is a multi-award winning geographer and a world authority in river systems and global environmental change, including flooding and pollution issues. He is also the foundational Director of the Lincoln Centre for Water and Planetary Health.


Closing Date: 01 Jul 2018
Category: Academic

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