Lecturer (Education and Research) in Environmental Social Science

University of Exeter

Exeter, UK 🇬🇧

Job details

Job reference: P85803
Date posted: 11/01/2023
Application closing date: 22/02/2023
Location: Exeter (Hybrid)
Salary: The starting salary will be from £39,745 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.
Package: Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).
Contractual hours: 36.5
Basis: Full-time
Job category/type: Academic
Attachments: JD P85803.pdf

Lecturer (Education and Research) in Environmental Social Science

Job description

Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy

This new full time role is available immediately on a permanent basis. This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home.

Summary of the role

CREWW is an exciting new venture at the University of Exeter, directed by Prof Richard Brazier. Funded by a grant from Research England and investment by South West Water and the University of Exeter. CREWW has been established to undertake research into some of the most pressing environmental challenges in our time – namely how we can manage our precious natural resources in ways which are sustainable and resilient under the pressures of habitat degradation, climate change and population growth.

CREWW research focuses on pressing issues facing environmental resilience and the water and waste sectors, including:

→         How to manage people and land to deliver environmental resilience

→         Understanding how catchments and people respond to flooding and drought, to improve future resilience.

→         How to understand and motivate people to be agents of positive environmental change

→         How to protect drinking and bathing waters from pollution  

→         Ensuring we have enough water to cope with a growing population and climate change

→         Protecting the water supply network

→         Predicting and preventing pollution from the waste and water networks

CREWW research is undertaken by academics who work with partners in industry, government and NGOs, to develop a shared understanding of the issues and practical solutions which will benefit the environment, society and economy.

The candidate will:

Fulfil research, teaching and administration duties as a lecturer in environmental social science within the Centre for Resilience in Environment, Water and Waste (CREWW) in the Department of Geography. With regard to teaching, to contribute teaching and student support within Geography and the Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy, including a focus on water-industry specific content and wider issues related to landscape restoration, species reintroduction, habitat change and land use/management.

To contribute to extending the research profile of Geography, collaborating with both human and physical Geography colleagues, as well as more widely across the University, but particularly in areas related or complementary to the Centre for Resilience in Environment, Water and Waste (CREWW).

To contribute to the general operation of the Department and Faculty as a member of its academic team.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022).  

Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and our world-leading research impact is growing faster than any other Russell Group university (2021 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

Further information

Please contact Professor Richard Brazier, email r.e.brazier@exeter.ac.ukor Professor Nicola Thomas nicola.j.thomas@exeter.ac.uk.





IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development