Lecturer in Spatial Planning

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary See description

Updated 5 days ago

Reference 1401003

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Lecturer in Spatial Planning based in Belfast

Lecturer in Spatial Planning                                                

Ref: 19/107330

School of Natural and Built Environment

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, with a distinguished heritage and history. With over 24,000 students, 3,700 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m, Queen’s University Belfast plays a unique leadership role in Northern Ireland. As a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, Queen’s University Belfast combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos.

Planning at Queen’s University Belfast has a very strong reputation for teaching and research, as evidenced by excellent performances in the National Student Survey 2018 (highest ranked Planning School) and the Research Excellence Framework 2014. Our mission is to improve our academic standing nationally and internationally. To help achieve this objective we are recruiting a Lecturer in Spatial Planning who will join a small but dedicated team of established and early career academics.

The successful applicant will join the Planning team in the School of the Natural and Built Environment (SNBE) in delivering professionally accredited courses in Planning. We are interested in recruiting a candidate with excellent knowledge, skills and competencies within the field of Spatial Planning. He/she will be expected to possess a broad understanding of Planning and be able to contribute to our existing portfolio of modules. Additionally, we are looking to consolidate our existing research strengthens within the Planning discipline. Our research strengths lie in areas such as, but not limited to, smart cities; city resilience; public health; climate change; energy transition; urban regeneration; economic development; marine planning; demographic change; the global South. Appointees will be expected to integrate their specialist knowledge within teaching programmes through lecture courses and seminars across the School and wider university.

The School is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit, and we strongly believe in the value and power of diversity. Thus, we particularly welcome applications from currently under-represented groups including candidates who are female, those from Black, Asian and other Minority Ethnic backgrounds, those who are transgender, and disabled people.

In addition, there are dedicated family friendly policies in place within the School to suit parents with childcare requirements.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Relevant degree and/or completed PhD in Planning or a cognate subject.
  • Evidence of papers published in high international, peer reviewed journals.
  • Evidence of engaging in rigorous research that has the potential to achieve research impact
  • Evidence of participation and presentation at national and international conferences.
  • Evidence of ability to supervise undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students.
  • Experience of engaging in knowledge exchange activities that promotes the impact of research and other scholarly activity.
  • Evidence of teaching in a variety of levels and approaches.
  • Teaching expertise in areas that consolidate existing staff expertise within the field of Spatial Planning.
  • Enthusiasm to contribute to a range of administration tasks.

Anticipated interview date: Monday 20 May 2019

Salary scale: £36,261 – £50,132 per annum (potential to progress to £53,175 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution)

Closing date: Monday 29 April 2019

For full job details and essential/desirable criteria please refer to the candidate information link on our website by clicking on the APPLY NOW button below

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit.  It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability