Durham University

Department of Geography

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Teaching Fellow in Physical Geography - Ref: 007350

(18 July 2017)

The Geography Department seeks to appoint an exceptional scholar as a Teaching Fellow with teaching interests in the broad field of physical geography (and a focus on paleoclimatic reconstruction would be advantageous) for a period of up to 12 months ending on or before 31st August 2018.

The post-holder will provide excellent teaching in the Department of Geography, particularly (but not restricted to) the following:

• Provide high quality teaching and associated examining across a range of modules and levels in the department;

• Support the delivery of teaching in the physical geography degree programme by contributing to existing modules; such as (for example): Level 1 Introduction to Geographical Research; Level 1 Physical Geography; Level 2 Scientific Research in Physical Geography; Level 2 Handling Spatial data; L2 Global Environmental Change; and lead small group teaching acting as academic advisor (Levels 1 and 2), research methods tutor (Level 2) and dissertation supervisor (Level 3).

• Contribute to the administration of the teaching programme in Department.

• The assessment and examination of student work. • Supervise undergraduate and Masters Dissertation students.

• Development of scholarship in the field.

• In addition to the Board of Studies, the post holder will have membership of some departmental committees and professional body membership.

The post of Teaching Fellow will involve a significant teaching load, including during the summer period, and there will be related scholarship and the opportunity for administrative duties which relate to education and pedagogy. This post is to cover whilst we seek a permanent replacement for a colleague who has retired. This post is therefore for a fixed term of 12 months or until 31st August 2018 and it is not anticipated that the post will be extended beyond this fixed term.

For informal enquiries please contact Professor Mike Bentley, Head of Department.

Tel: +44 1913341859

Email: m.j.bentley@durham.ac.uk

All enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence