Job description

This vacancy is only open to those currently employed by the University

We welcome applications for a permanent teaching and research lectureship in Human Geography to join our collegial team. The role will add capacity to the research and teaching strengths of the department in migration and refugee studies with a particular focus on the middle east.

Under the direction of the Head of Department, the successful candidate will contribute to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. We want candidates with a proven track record of convening and teaching undergraduate modules in global migration, conflict and security and postgraduate modules in refugees, displacement and humanitarian responses.

The successful candidate will have a research specialism in refugee studies and a regional research specialism in the middle east. They must also be able to demonstrate a publication profile, both past and planned, on refugees and displacement in the middle east.

It is expected that the successful candidate will hold a PhD in a relevant field and have extensive fieldwork experience in the middle east along with language skills in Arabic.

As a department we are committed to decolonizing our curriculum and our practices, and we particularly welcome and encourage applications from black and minority ethnic candidates who are under-represented in academic posts at Sussex.

Please contact Dr Simon Rycroft () for informal enquiries.

Please note that this position may be subject to if you require visa sponsorship.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy, , on our webpages.

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

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Please note that this position may be subject to if you require visa sponsorship.