Lecturer in Human Geography / Spatial Planning / Urban Design (Disglair)

Job details
Posting date: 21 October 2019
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 20 November 2019
Location: Cardiff County, Wales
Company: Cardiff University
Job type: Contract
Job reference: 8875BR

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“Darlithwyr Disglair” Scheme (“Bright” or “brilliant” in Welsh)
Our Darlithwyr Disglair development scheme for early career academics is a bespoke programme of innovative leadership training, peer-to-peer support and networking opportunities.

It is designed to support early career academics wishing to pursue lecturer roles by giving them the opportunity to experience life as a full time university lecturer for 18 months, and to develop their leadership skills in teaching and research supported by an innovative training programme.

Our bespoke training and development programme provides a range of leadership development opportunities. Combined with direct teaching and research experience, this approach will increase your competitiveness for future academic roles, as well as for other careers where teaching and research skills are valued and needed.

The scheme fills a gap identified by many early career academics, supporting the transition from research-only careers to those involving a balance between teaching and research.

Alongside tailored workshop days, the programme will provide each Darlithydd Disglair (Brilliant Lecturer) with a near-peer mentor (a Cardiff University lecturer with three to five years more experience) who will offer support to develop your academic career.

There will also be opportunities to network with other early career academics in the Cardiff city-region to create a supportive community of practice across institutions.

A personal research and development fund of £3,000 will be made available to each Darlithydd Disglair (Brilliant Lecturer), in addition to support provided in academic Schools.
The School

The School of Geography and Planning is a centre for research in the areas of human geography, spatial planning and urban design.

We have a diverse portfolio of research covering economic, social, political and cultural change and the built and natural environments.

Our research activity has a high impact in shaping relevant policy debates and influencing international agendas. Through these research efforts, we play an internationally leading role in research and academic inquiry associated with the development, management and sustainability of cities, regions and rural areas.

While many research projects focus on the UK, our staff also carry out research, consultancy and teaching in Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, India, China, Malaysia, Japan, South Africa, the Middle East and elsewhere.

The Role

The School of Geography and Planning invites applications for a Lectureship in Human Geography / Spatial Planning / Urban Design. The candidate will have a background in human geography, spatial planning and / or urban design They will have an established research expertise and developing portfolio of research in one or more of these areas and be able to contribute to the overall research performance of the School. They will also have a proven ability to contribute to teaching in the areas of human geography, spatial planning and / or urban design.

This post is full-time (35 hours per week), fixed term for 18 months.

Salary: £33,797 - £40,322 per annum (Grade 6)

For further details of this vacancy please contact Professor Paul Milbourne, Head of School on Those with queries about the Darlithwyr Disglair scheme are encouraged to contact Professor Claire Gorrara, Dean of Research Environment and Culture or Professor Kim Graham, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation on

Date advert posted: Monday, 21 October 2019

Closing date: Thursday, 21 November 2019

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligations to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements. Cardiff University is particularly looking to recruit from under-represented groups in academia, such as BAME colleagues.

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