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Teaching Associate in Quantitative Geography (Fixed Term)

The Department of Geography wishes to appoint a one-year fixed-term Teaching Associate in Quantitative Geography from 1 October 2023. The Department welcomes applicants whose background is in either physical or human geography.

We are seeking applicants who can contribute to the teaching and examining of quantitative geographical skills and methods at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The successful applicant will have a PhD in Geography or a cognate subject and will work with other members of the teaching staff to play a significant/leading role in teaching Geographical Skills and Methods at undergraduate level, more specifically GIS, statistics and quantitative research methods. Excellent knowledge of ArcGIS, Q-GIS, Google Earth Engine and coding using R will be necessary. They will be expected to work with existing computer-based and/or laboratory practicals for 1st and 2nd year undergraduates, developing existing material as appropriate, as well as lead and assess a compulsory 1st year data collection and analysis field-based exercise. They will also contribute a 4-6 week methods module to the University's Social Science Research Methods Programme (SSRMP) in GIS and/or related geospatial statistics, and may be invited to participate in a 2nd year undergraduate residential fieldtrip.

Teaching will comprise lectures, practical classes and fieldwork, and the formal assessment of quantitative and fieldwork skills and methods. In addition, supervision of a number of undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations will be expected, as appropriate to the applicant's subject speciality. The post-holder will examine at undergraduate level and will contribute, as appropriate for a position at this level, to the academic administration of the Department and the University.

Further information is available at the link below.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2024 in the first instance.

Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

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Please provide a curriculum vitae and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. In the covering letter, applicants are encouraged to highlight their relevant academic interests, their teaching experience, and how they meet the needs outlined in the Person Profile. If you upload any additional documents which we have not requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. Full contact details of two referees are required, at least one of whom we may contact if you are invited for interview.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates are expected to take in Cambridge on Thursday 13 July 2023.

Please quote reference LC36765 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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