Come and Join Us!

We’re looking for someone with a passion for teaching and research that uses quantitative and computational methods to understand geographical systems. If that sounds like you, submit your application for the position of Lecturer in Spatial Analysis at King’s College London.

King’s Geocomputation really began life when Jon Reades joined the Department of Geography as Lecturer in Quantitative Human Geography and James Millington switched from his Leverhulme Fellowship to become Lecturer in Physical and Quantitative Geography. Together they kick-started the Geocomputation and Spatial Analysis (GSA) pathway through the undergraduate Geography degree, and soon after Naru Shiode joined as Reader in Geocomputation and Spatial Analysis. Now we’re looking to expand even further with the appointment of a Lecturer in Spatial Analysis.

The person we’re looking for will have expertise in spatial analysis and computational methods for understanding geographical systems. They will contribute to the delivery of the GSA pathway which emphasizes quantitative methods, spatial statistics, programming, simulation modelling, and behavioural ‘big data’. The pathway makes use of free and open source software where possible, and the successful candidate will also likely have expertise in tools like R and Python.

Alongside teaching, of course we’re also looking for someone who will contribute to the capacity of the Department of Geography to undertake world leading research, education and public engagement activities. The particular substantive area of research interest is open but should be broadly aligned with the research interests of existing members of the Department. Engagement with other departments and programmes, such as Informatics and Health, to deliver world-leading and boundary-pushing knowledge would also be welcomed.

You can find full details of the position and how to apply online. For an informal discussion of the post please contact Professor Nick Clifford or feel free to contact existing members of King’s Geocomputation.

And this isn’t the only opportunity to join King’s – there are currently multiple positions open across the Department of Geography that could potentially contribute to King’s Geocomputation activities. These positions are at Professor and Teaching Fellow levels.

All deadlines for applications are 30th March 2016, so get cracking!