Job offer in Ireland Lecturer in Nature / Society at Maynooth University, National University of Ireland Maynooth

The Role

We are seeking an excellent academic to join our staff as a Lecturer in the field of Nature/Society relations. Recognising that the mutual constitution of Nature and Society is at the heart of many questions central both to academic Geography and to public debate more generally, we seek a scholar who will interrogate these matters from both theoretical and practical angles. This scholar might have specialist interest in any one of several fields including Health Geographies, Geopolitics, Environmental Politics, and Spatial Justice. They would be well placed to take up the grand challenges identified by the European Union, several of which, including health, food security, green transport and climate action, are readily approached through the study of nature-society relations. They would also be well able to address some of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, which likewise identify nature-society in their focus upon hunger, health, clean water, sustainable cities, responsible consumption and climate action, among other areas of concern. In these ways the person will contribute to meeting the aspirations of Maynooth University, which, in its Strategic Plan for 2018-22, calls for engaged research in these areas identified by the EU and UN. The person appointed will have a proven record of teaching, research and publication, appropriate to career stage. He/she will be expected to make a strong contribution to the teaching programme of the Department and undertake teaching duties on the Department’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as the supervision of Master’s and PhD students.

The appointee will be expected to build a strong research profile, that supports the University’s research strategy including affiliating to the Research Institutes, where appropriate and working with colleagues on national and international research. The appointee will be expected to sustain and conduct research, engage in scholarship of quality and substance and generate publications of international standard.

The primary duties are to deliver lectures and seminars in the field of Nature/Society relations at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The person appointed will be expected to supervise undergraduate, Masters and doctoral dissertations, to take part in Departmental field-based teaching and also to contribute to general departmental administration. The person appointed will also be expected to be fully committed to work in a manner respectful of the diversity of our staff and student body. We are committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN charter.

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