Job Openings

Lecturer or Associate Professor in Ecology/Evolutionary Biology

We wish to appoint an outstanding academic, whose research fits within the broad theme of Ecology or Evolutionary Biology.  An appointment would be but we welcome strong candidates from fields that would complement existing research strengths in spatial ecology, population genetics, biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and services, adaptations to environmental change.
For either level of appointment it is necessary that you have an established track record of research and are well positioned to attract RCUK, EU or charity funding. At Lecturer level, we expect the appointed person to obtain external grant income within 2 years. For appointment at Associate Professor level, we expect
You will be expected to contribute fully to our Biology, Zoology, and Ecology undergraduate BSc and MSci programmes, as well as being able to teach on our postgraduate programmes in Biology, and Wildlife Conservation. We would also encourage applicants who are able to develop and teach field courses. It is especially important that you show enthusiasm and potential to teach innovatively across a wide range of disciplines.

You will join the Centre for Biological Sciences, which is at the hub of interdisciplinary initiatives through its engagement with the Institute for Life Sciences (IfLS,  You will be encouraged to pursue collaborative multidisciplinary research with other groups across the university, especially within the Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences (Ocean & Earth Science, Chemistry).

You should demonstrate: evidence of distinction in research through high-quality publications;
ability or potential to obtain peer-reviewed funding in your research area;
ability or potential for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching,
thereby contributing to the programmes run by Biological Sciences;

Potential applicants who wish to discuss this post are welcome to contact Professor Keith Jones (Head of Biological Sciences,<

Interviews are likely to take place in June or July 2015.

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