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Assistant Professorial Lecturer in Geographical Data Science

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Department of Geography and Environment


Assistant Professorial Lecturer in Geographical Data Science


The salary scale starts at £55,974 per annum (pay award pending) and can be found on the LSE website


The Department of Geography & Environment at LSE, one of the leading Geography departments in the world according to the 2020 QS World University Subject Rankings, is looking to recruit an Assistant Professorial Lecturer in Geographical Data Science. The person will join a very strong and growing group of experts in the Economic Geography cluster of the Department, that includes economists and economic geographers interested in quantitative methods applied to the study of spatial socio-economic phenomena.


Please note that this is an Education Career Track post. Candidates for these posts should have a track record of excellent teaching and a strong commitment to education. The appointee's work will focus on the delivery of outstanding teaching to students at the LSE as detailed in the person specification. However, candidates should have a strong interest in and familiarity with cutting edge research in the field of geographical data science methods, spatial analysis techniques and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) – and specifically in relation to the study of policy-relevant issues in economic geography, environmental economics, real estate and urban economics, and related fields.


As an Assistant Professorial Lecturer you will be expected to deliver excellence in course design and management, inspirational teaching, a demonstrable contribution to student learning and advice as well as a strong contribution to departmental educational, administrative and collegial activities. The role entails leadership of teaching, administration, supervision, assessment and support to undergraduate and graduate students on courses that involve quantitative methods for the analysis of spatial socio-economic phenomena and GIS techniques; oversight and support to students on the MSc Geographical Data Science; and organisation and participation in co-curricular and extra-curricular learning activities with undergraduate and postgraduate students.


Candidates should have: expertise to a demonstrably high level in geographical data science, spatial analysis techniques, GIS or the quantitative analysis of spatial socio-economic phenomena; a completed PhD (or be close to obtaining a PhD) in a relevant field by the post start date; evidence of an excellent track record in teaching; ability to teach, supervise and mentor students at postgraduate level; ability to teach and convey contemporary research findings on new developments in the field of data science, GIS and spatial analysis techniques. In addition, candidates should have a willingness to design and deliver new courses and develop innovative methods of delivering teaching – including executive education, summer schools and on-line courses.


We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.


For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.


If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email Sam Colegate, Departmental Manager – s.colegate@lse.ac.uk.


The closing date for receipt of applications is 13 December 2020 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.