Associate Lecturer (Education Focused) in Spatial Data Science – AO1737NB

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Start Date: 1 September 2022
Fixed Term: 3 years

The School of Geography and Sustainable Development is seeking to appoint an Associate Lecturer (Education Focused) in Spatial Data Science. We invite applications from candidates with interests in Geography and Sustainable Development, and enthusiasm for and experience of teaching Spatial Data Science (including GIScience and Remote Sensing). You will contribute to the School’s highly successful degree programmes in Geography and Sustainable Development at St Andrews, with opportunities to interact with our excellent research clusters.

Your role will focus on teaching GIS and remote sensing and related IT labs. It will also involve engaging the interest and motivation of students and inspiring them to learn by fostering debate and developing their ability to engage in critical thinking. You will work as a member of our teaching teams under the overall direction of the School’s Director of Teaching. You will have excellent organisational and administrative skills, and the ability to communicate complex information and ideas effectively. You will be encouraged to seek ways to improve performance by reflecting on teaching design and delivery, and by analysing feedback.

You will have completed, or be about to complete, a PhD in Geography, Sustainable Development, GIS, Remote Sensing or a related area, with a specialisation in spatial/geographical data science or remote sensing. You should have knowledge of, and teaching experience in, GIS and remote sensing techniques and software (see person specification) as well as experience in programming with spatial data. Experience with a range of teaching formats, including lectures, IT labs, tutorials, seminars, practical and field classes as well as the supervision of group work would be an advantage, as would experience of teaching within the Scottish university system.

This is a full-time position on a fixed-term contract, for a duration of 3 years.

Informal enquiries can be directed to: Prof Dan Clayton,, or Dr Sharon Leahy,

Applications are particularly welcome from people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in Geography and Sustainable Development posts at the University.

Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the St Andrews experience. We strive to create a fair and inclusive culture demonstrated through our commitment to diversity awards (Athena Swan, Carer Positive, LGBT Charter, Race Charters and Stonewall). We celebrate diversity by promoting profiles of BAME, LGBTIQ+ staff and supporting networks including the Staff BAME Network; Staff with Disabilities Network; Staff LGBTIQ+ Network; and the Staff Parents & Carers Network. Full details available online:

The School of Geography and Sustainable Development holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award and is fully committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. More information can be found at

Closing Date: 24 June 2022

Interview Date: 11 August 2022

Please quote ref: AO1737NB

Further Particulars: AO1737NB FPs.doc

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