University of Edinburgh: Interdisciplinary Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Health, Environment and Inequality

By Robert Lyons on 27th February 2017
Closing Date: 
Friday, March 24, 2017

The School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh is seeking to appoint a Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in the field of Health, Environment and Inequality. We seek to recruit an outstanding social scientist with an excellent research profile. In particular we welcome applications from candidates with research interests in health, environment and inequality that involve using ‘Administrative’ and/or ‘Big Data’.

The post-holder will: pursue excellent independent research, secure research funding commensurable with the level of post, engage in impact activities and supervise graduate students; deliver and develop teaching at all levels; and undertake leadership and administrative duties in teaching, student support or university administration.

The successful applicant will join the Population, Health and Place Research Group and will have the opportunity to participate in and develop the Group’s activities. The research group covers a wide range of research interests including the built environment and health; tobacco and alcohol environments; longitudinal data analysis; lifecourse and health and historical environments and health. The group have a particular focus on health inequalities and are closely aligned with the Centre for Research on Environment, Society and Health (, which the post holder can also contribute to. The post-holder may also participate in any of the other interdisciplinary research groups that are a feature of this large and diverse School.

Candidates should hold a PhD in a related discipline, have teaching experience and a publication record commensurate with career stage.

Presentations and Interviews are likely to take place in week commencing 17th of April 2017.

This is an open-ended permanent post available from 1st of August 2017 or earlier if possible.