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Job Opportunities: two roles in the Research and Higher Education team at the Royal Geographical Society London

Professional Officer: Conference and Research Groups (maternity cover)

We are seeking a full-time, temporary (maternity cover) Professional Officer to organise the Society’s annual international conference, to support the Society’s 28 research groups, and to work with the Head of Research and Higher Education to disseminate information on the Society and geography to the geographical academic/research community.

The job will be salaried between £24,000 and £25,500 according to experience and qualifications. The appointment is expected to last until at least 30 November 2015 or until the existing post holder returns.

View the full job description (PDF)

To apply, email Dr Catherine Souch (c.souch@rgs.org) with a copy of your CV and covering letter explaining your suitability for the post and how you fulfil the selection criteria.

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 1 December 2014. Interviews are planned to take place the week of 8 December. We regret that we can only notify shortlisted candidates.

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Academic Conference Assistant – 0.4 FTE: Fixed-term

We are seeking a part-time (0.4 FTE; 16 hours/week) conference assistant to support the organisation of the Society’s annual international conference for 2015.

The conference event attracts 1500-2000 delegates each year; next year it will be held at the University of Exeter in early September 2015 (www.rgs.org/AC2015). The position is London based, and is fixed term, from 12 January 2015 to 30 September 2015. Pay is £9.50/hour.

View the full job description (PDF)

To apply, email Dr Catherine Souch (c.souch@rgs.org) with a copy of your CV and covering letter explaining your suitability for the post and how you fulfil the selection criteria.

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 1 December 2014. Interviews are planned to take place the week of 8 December. We regret that we can only notify shortlisted candidates.

RGS Grant closing dates coming up

RGS-IBG Grants: www.rgs.org/Grants

Postgraduate Grants (closing date for all applications 23 November)

  • The Hong Kong Research Grant – for PhD students undertaking geographical fieldwork in the Greater China Region. A £2,500 award supported through the Society’s Hong Kong branch.
  • RGS-IBG Postgraduate Research Award – for PhD students undertaking fieldwork/data collection. Six awards of £2,000 each are offered to help individual students establish themselves in their particular field.
  • Geographical Club Award – two grants of £1,000 to support Masters/PhD students undertaking geographical fieldwork or data collection anywhere in the world (in association with The Geographical Club).

Research Grants (closing dates towards end of November)

·         The Ralph Brown Expedition Award – a single annual award of £12,500 offered to the leader of an expedition working in an aquatic environment. Applicants must be Fellows or members of the Society. Deadline 23 November.

·         The Thesiger-Oman International Fellowship offers an annual award of £8,000 for geographical research in the physical or human dimensions of arid and semi-arid environments. Deadline 23 November.

·         The Field Centre Grant is an annual award of £5,000 to support field research at international field centres, preferably in some of the world’s poorest countries. Deadline 30 November.

 

 

Applications open for workshop: Documenting and preserving indigenous languages: principles, practices and tools – Bangkok

Applications are invited from UK-based early career researchers (currently enrolled PhD students or those who have recently completed a PhD) to participate in a workshop on “Documenting and preserving indigenous languages: principles, practices and tools” to be held in Bangkok, Thailand 8-14th March 2014. The workshop is funded by the British Council which will cover return airfares, local transport, visa fees, accommodation and meals during the workshop. Full details can be found at http://www.soas.ac.uk/linguistics/events/british-council-researcher-links/.

 

This workshop, hosted by SOAS and Mahidol University, aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in language documentation and description, language policy/planning and mother tongue-based multilingual education to discuss the latest developments in their research, creating a new common ground for initiatives in language documentation, revitalisation and human development. SOAS and Mahidol are committed to interdisciplinary approaches to the documentation and revitalisation of languages in Asia and throughout the world. Topics to be covered in the workshop include the following:

— how researchers and resource developers can support communities to sustain their linguistic ecologies
— language revitalisation, personal/community identity and sustainable human development
— production of culturally and pedagogically appropriate linguistic and digital multimedia resources for language valorization, supporting learners and teachers
— techniques in digital data collection, management, dissemination and preservation
— preservation of traditional knowledge and indigenous paradigms of teaching/learning for mother tongue-based multilingual education
— ethnolinguistic identity, reconciliation and peace building

A fieldtrip to an ethnolinguistic minority community is planned.

 

Applications must be submitted on the downloadable form (http://www.soas.ac.uk/linguistics/events/british-council-researcher-links/file95682.docx) by email to elap@soas.ac.ukby 5pm on 7th November 2014.

Call for columnist: Migrants, refugees and science

SciDev.Net are currently seeking an expert blogger who can write authoritatively on about the area of migration; explaining how science feeds into and informs policy on this issue in the global south.

SciDev.net are a website where bloggers report on the nexus between science and global development.

If this sounds up your street, then you can find information about the position at the link below.

 

Job: RGS Managing Editor: Academic Publications

Would you like to manage the academic publications of a leading learned society in geography?
The Managing Editor oversees the publication of the Society’s academic journals and books (www.rgs.org/journals)- Area, The Geographical Journal, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers and WIREs Climate Change, and the RGS-IBG Book Series, all published in partnership with Wiley. A new fully open access journal, GEO: Geography and Environment, is to be launched in 2014.
This is a permanent full-time appointment subject to successful completion of a four month probationary period. The post is salaried £25,920 to £27,828 per annum according to experience.
View the full job description (PDF) for detailed instructions on how to apply. Applications must be received by 5:00pm 29th January 2014. Interviews will be held on the 10th February. Only successful candidates will be notified.

RGS Learning and Leading Programme Coordinator

Do you have the skills and experience to help disadvantaged young people undertake high quality fieldwork, field research and geographically focused overseas experiences?

Full job description: Learning and Leading Programme Coordinator (PDF)

This is a two-year fixed-term position, subject to successful completion of a four-month probationary period. The post will be salaried up to c£29,000 according to experience.

To apply, please email Steve Brace, Head of Education and Outdoor Learning, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) via s.brace@rgs.org with a copy of your CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability for the post and how you fulfil the selection criteria listed in the full job description. Please include details of your current salary, the names and email addresses of two referees, and your contact details (telephone and email).

Applications must be received by 5.00 pm on Tuesday 17 December 2013, interviews will be held in the early New Year. Only successful shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Care for the Future Early Career Researcher Workshop

Event Date: 18th and 19th February 2014
Event Location: Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR

This open call invites Early Career Researchers (ECRs) to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to attend, and contribute to, the ECR Workshop for Care for the Future: Thinking Forward Through the Past. The facilitated workshop will be highly participative, interactive and open to innovative ideas from participants about future research opportunities and priorities for Care for the Future. It will offer ECRs, as potential future research leaders, the opportunity to undertake focused individual research alongside collaborative activities which have the potential to generate a transformative impact on their subject area and beyond.

Funding Opportunity
Attendees at the workshop will have an opportunity to apply for funding in the form of Care for the Future Developmental Awards of up to £40,000 Full Economic Costing (FEC) to support collaborative grants with an additional amount of up to £15,000 FEC available to support international collaboration.

Further information
Applicants should complete an expression of interest, comprising of a supporting statement and a CV. Further information on eligibility criteria and applying to attend is found within the ECR Workshop EOI Guidance..

The deadline for applications to attend the workshop is 4pm Monday 11th November 2013. Applications should be submitted electronically as an e-mail attachment to culturesandheritage@ahrc.ac.uk (please quote ‘Care for the Future: ECR Workshop’ in the subject line). Please note that late submissions will not be considered.

Contact for Queries
If you have any queries about this call for expressions of interest or the ECR Workshop, please contact Hattie Allsop at AHRC at culturesandheritage@ahrc.ac.uk or on 01793 416038

 

RGS Job Opportunity: Geography Outdoors Administration Officer

The Royal Geographical Society (with The Institute of British Geographers) seeks a member of staff to support the work of Geography Outdoors: the centre supporting field research, exploration and outdoor learning providing information, advice and training to anyone wishing to undertake these activities either in the UK or overseas. The centre is part of the Society’s Education and Outdoor Learning Department.

Full job description: Geography Outdoors, Administration Officer (PDF)

This is a full time, permanent, appointment subject to successful completion of a four-month probationary period. The post will be salaried between £21,500-£23,000 per annum according to experience.

To apply, email or write to: Mrs Shane Winser, Geography Outdoors, Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR (s.winser@rgs.org) with a copy of your CV and covering letter explaining your suitability for the post and how you fulfil the selection criteria.

Applications must be received by noon on Monday 22 July 2013. Interviews will be held in the week commencing 29 July 2013.

RGS Job Opportunity: Writer

Writer: Educational Resources
The Writer: Educational Resources post will be responsible for the future development and writing of the Society’s award winning online educational resources for schools. In particular it will be responsible for the future development of www.geographyinthenews.rgs.org.
This is a full time, permanent, appointment subject to successful completion of a six-month probationary period. The post will be salaried between £27,000-£28,000 per annum according to skills and experience.

To apply, please email Steve Brace, Head of Education and Outdoor Learning, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) at

s.brace@rgs.org with a copy of your CV and covering letter explaining your suitability for the post and how you fulfil the selection criteria. Applications must be received by 5.00pm on 22 July 2013.

Interviews will be held on 1, 5 or 6 August 2013.

RGS-IBG Postgraduate Research Grants

The RGS-IBG has several grants available to postgraduate students with deadlines coming up.

RGS-IBG Hong Kong Research Grant

If you are a PhD student undertaking geographical fieldwork in the Greater China Region, apply to the RGS-IBG for a £2,500 award, supported through the Society’s Hong Kong branch. Further details can be found at www.rgs.org/hongkonggrant

Deadline: 23 November 2012

RGS-IBG Postgraduate Research Award

The Society offers seven awards of £2,000 annually for PhD students undertaking fieldwork / data collection. These awards, offered to individuals, aim to help students establish themselves in their particular field. For more details see www.rgs.org/postgraduateresearchaward

Deadline: 23 November 2012

Geographical Club Award

The RGS-IBG, in association with the Geographical Club offer two £1,000 grants annually for  Masters PhD students undertaking geographical fieldwork or data collection, anywhere in the world. www.rgs.org/geographicalclubaward

Deadline: 23 November 2012

For more information on any of the above please contact Joanne Sharpe:

Joanne Sharpe, Grants Officer,
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
grants@rgs.org