• Chair in Human Geography (Bristol)

Chair in Human Geography

University of Bristol -School of Geographical Sciences

Language:English (UK)

Region: South West

Country: United Kingdom

Job number: ACAD100270

Work Hours 35.0 Hours per Week

Job Type: Research and Teaching

Within the professorial salary range starting from £59,040 per annum

The School of Geographical Sciences at the University of Bristol invites
applications for a new Chair in Human Geography. We are seeking an
internationally outstanding applicant with strong leadership and
collaborative experience, and an extensive track record of influential
scholarly publications. We seek applicants whose research broadens and
expands on the strengths of our existing research groups in Political
Economy, Historical and Cultural Geography, and Spatial Modelling.
Candidates from all areas of human geography are encouraged to apply, but
we particularly wish to build capacity in Spatial Modelling and/or in
environmental social science. The former would complement and strengthen
our existing expertise in quantitative geography, while the latter would
support the University of Bristol’s Cabot Institute, which serves as the
focal point for research at Bristol on global environmental change and
uncertainty (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/cabot). Other potentially relevant
areas include gender and material embodiment; political ecology and
nature-society relations; resource geographies; geographies of urbanism and
technology; geopolitics and violence; health and well-being; race, religion
and social movements; and geographies of the global South.

This appointment builds on the international success of the School. We are
the only Geography department in the country to come in the top category
across every RAE that has been undertaken since 1986. Human geography
research at Bristol builds upon our long standing reputation for
theoretical and methodological innovation, moving into new areas such as
geographies of knowledge and political economic geographies, and providing
evidence for important policy impacts in finance, elections and health.
Physical geography research focuses on Earth system science, developing new
environmental data, producing novel numerical models used in academic and
applied contexts, and deploying expertise in evaluating models using
large-scale datasets.

The closing date is 15th April 2013 with an anticipated selection process
at the end of May 2013.

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