Assistant Professor in Physical Geography



Assistant Professor in Physical Geography


Reference: GEO22-1/2


The Department of Geography at Durham University seeks to appoint talented individuals at the level of Assistant Professor. We welcome applications from those with research and teaching interests across all areas of physical geography. We are, however, particularly eager to hear from applicants with a focus in the following broad areas of interest that complement and extend existing expertise within the Department:


Position 1: Water and Climate


Position 2: Biogeochemistry


These posts will allow you to make a major contribution to the development of internationally excellent research and teaching, while providing you with unrivalled opportunities to progress and embed your career in an exciting and progressive institution. You will ideally take up these positions by 1 October 2022.


You must demonstrate research excellence in the field of physical geography with the ability to teach our students to an exceptional standard and to fully engage in the services, citizenship, and values of the University. The University provides a working and teaching environment which is inclusive and welcoming, and where everyone is treated fairly with dignity and respect. You will be expected to demonstrate these key principles as part of the assessment process.


Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the University. We are committed to equality: if for any reason you have taken a career break or periods of leave that may have impacted on the volume and recency of research outputs, such as maternity, adoption or parental leave, you may wish to disclose this in your application. The selection committee will recognise that this may have reduced the quantity of your research accordingly.


For informal enquiries, please contact the Head of Department, Professor Cheryl McEwan ( All enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence. More information on the Department can be found at


Closing date: 9 January 2022 at Midnight (UK).