Vacancy: Associate Professor of Environmental Geography and Latin American Studies

The School of Geography and Environment (SoGE) and the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA) are two of the fifteen constituent parts of the Social Sciences Division at Oxford. SoGE is internationally recognized for the quality of its teaching, research and wider engagement across the breadth of human geography, physical geography and environmental studies. OSGA represents a commitment by the University to enhancing teaching and research in Area Studies.

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About the Role:

The post is offered on a full-time basis, available from 1 October 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Appointments to Associate Professorships are confirmed as permanent on successful completion of a review during the first five years.  The successful candidate will be expected to engage actively in research in any area of Environmental Geography, spanning the intersection between human and physical geography; and to contribute through world-class publications to the departments’ and University's international reputation for research excellence. Further responsibilities include teaching and supervising at undergraduate and graduate level, contributing fully to academic administration and examining in both Schools.

The post will be held in conjunction with a Governing Body Fellowship at St Antony’s College and their role in the College will entail advising students, serving on committees, participating in its running as a College member and trustee. The Associate Professor will also play a role in contributing to the running and development of the Latin American Centre housed at 1 Church Walk, on the premises of St Antony’s.


About You:

The successful candidate will be a specialist of Latin America who has conducted advanced research in any area of Environmental Geography, spanning the intersection between human and physical geography.

Applications are particularly welcomed from women and Black and Minority Ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

Circumstances such as caring responsibilities, ill health or disability may result in the quantity of a candidate's outputs being less than might otherwise be expected, therefore when considering candidate's research and publication record, career breaks will be taken into consideration.


Application process:

Information about the application process, as well as the full list of responsibilities and selection criteria can be obtained from the job description below (Vacancy ID: 168474).


Queries about the post should be addressed to Professor Paul Chaisty, Head of OSGA, at or telephone: +44 (0)1865 284748 and/or Professor Giles Wiggs, Head of SoGE, at, or +44 (0)1865 285072.  All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence and will not form part of the selection decision.


The University of Oxford is committed to fostering an inclusive culture, which promotes equality, values diversity and maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its staff and students are respected. We recognise that the broad range of experiences that a diverse staff and student body brings strengthens our research and enhances our teaching, and that in order for Oxford to remain a world-leading institution we must continue to provide a diverse, inclusive, fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.


The School of Geography and the Environment holds an Athena Swan Silver award in recognition of our commitment and success in addressing gender equality. The Oxford School of Global and Area Studies holds a bronze Athena Swan award, conferred in January 2022, to recognize good practice in promoting gender equality in higher education.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon (UK time) on Monday 13th November 2023 (TBC).

Interviews are expected to be held in person in Oxford in early Hilary Term 2024.