Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Lecturer in Demography/Population Geography

Posted: 12/5/2016 (Employment)

The Department of Geography and Sustainable Development at the University of St. Andrews is seeking to appoint a Lecturer with expertise in Demography/Population Geography. They are looking for candidates with excellent research profiles in Demography and Population StudiesĀ  and with research interests in family and fertility; international and internal migration; population ageing, health and mortality; or in a cognate research area. The candidates should have strong skills in demographic and longitudinal data analysis and be capable of contributing to the Human Geography teaching program.

The successful applicant will join the Population and Health Research Group (PHRG), which is one of the four research clusters in the Department of Geography and Sustainable Development (DGSD). The PHRG research covers a wide range of demographic topics including the analysis of health, well-being and mortality; family and fertility dynamics; life course choices; migration and new mobilities; ethnicity and minority populations; and population inequalities. The group combines expertise in demographic and longitudinal data analysis; small-area estimation and population projections; spatial and geographical analysis; and qualitative and mixed methods.

Candidates should hold a PhD in demography, population geography or a cognate social science discipline (including statistics and applied mathematics). Excellent teaching skills and an interest in promoting knowledge exchange are essential. They should also have some familiarity with grant seeking processes in relation to research councils and other national and international sources. This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to work in and collaborate with an international team of population researchers on highly policy-relevant topics exploiting rich longitudinal data and applying sound methodology.

Informal inquiries can be directed to: Professor William Austin, Professor Hill Kulu (before 31/12/16 and after 1/1/17), and Dr Nissa Finney.

Applicants are encouraged to apply online here. If you are unable to do this, please call +44 (0)1334 462571 for an application pack.

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Deadline: 01/31/2017

Location: University of St. Andrews