Vice-Chancellor's Fellow in Geography and Environmental Sciences

Faculty of Engineering and Environment

The Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences at Northumbria University has particular strengths in Cold and Palaeo Environments, Disasters, Development and Resilience, Environmental Geochemistry and Ecology and Social and Cultural Geographies.


We are currently seeking to appoint a Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow, to further develop our research profile and activity. We are particularly interested in high-quality applications from candidates who will either align with our areas of existing strength, or support us in growing capacity in allied areas. Current research themes in the Department include extreme environments, cryospheric science, palaeo environmental reconstruction, bioavailability of environmental pollutants, ecological resilience, carbon cycling, sustainable development, risk reduction, creative industries, identities and inequality, media convergence, everyday b/ordering and visual methodologies.


You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your extensive knowledge and subject expertise through individual and collaborative academic activity. Successful candidates will be selected according to the excellence of their research profile and plans (candidates are encouraged to include a two-page research plan in their application), regardless of their area of research interest.


For more information about the Department and its research please visit our homepage at:


For informal enquiries about these Fellowships please contact the Head of Department, Professor Ben Brock,, or the Subject Leads for Physical Geography and Environmental Sciences: Professor Hilmar Gudmundsson: and Human Geography, Policy and Development: Professor Andrew Collins:


To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now' and submit a Covering Letter and your CV, including a full list of publications where relevant and a two page document outlining your current REF outputs and research plans for the next three years.


Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Please note this vacancy will close on 10/03/2019