Assistant Professor in Climate, Environment and Urban Policy (fixed term)

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Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 4 years in the first instance.

The Department of Land Economy is a leader in its field. In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework assessment, 67% of the Department's research was found to be "World Leading" and a further 31% "Internationally Excellent", making it the top Department in the field in the UK in Times Higher Education's ranking.

The Department is recruiting one Assistant Professor in Climate, Environment and Urban Policy, who will have the responsibility of directing and developing the new MSt CEUP programme. The Assistant Professor will be expected to undertake research in one or more of the disciplinary areas in Land Economy applied to the analysis and/or modelling of sustainability transitions; to identify sources of funding for such research and to build on and expand our network of contacts working in those areas; to teach on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in areas related to their expertise; and to make a general contribution to the running and management of the Department.

The successful candidates are expected to contribute positively to the teaching-intensive Centre. The post- holder will: (i) deliver teaching for the new MSt programme; (ii) take on a range of necessary administrative duties in the Department; (iii) conduct original research of international standards; (iv) contribute to other teaching in the Department where appropriate.

Candidates must be able to show evidence of research of international standing, demonstrate a willingness and ability to contribute collegially to the life of the Department, and possess a flexible approach to teaching and administrative duties.

The closing date for this post is 05 December 2023

Applications should be made online, references will be requested from short-listed candidates.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates from a BAME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department.

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Enquiries about this post should be addressed to Prof. Jorge E. Viñuales ( If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Sam Wyatt (

Please quote reference JP39054 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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