Reader in the area of Evolution, Behaviour and Ecology

University of Sussex - School of Life Sciences

The School of Life Sciences at the University of Sussex wishes to appoint an outstanding individual in the area of Evolution, Behavioural Biology and Ecology who will establish an internationally recognised research programme to complement existing activities in the School. The School is at the forefront of research in the biological sciences in the UK, coming in the top 10 in the REF 2014, with an impressive profile across a broad range of subjects; particular strengths include Conservation Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Neuroscience, and Genome Damage and Stability (see We have state of the art facilities for microscopy and analytical chemistry, as well as access to field sites in the South Downs National Park. The appointment will be in the Reader or Professorial range, depending on qualifications and experience, applicants should clearly state which post they are applying for.

The appointee will be expected to offer teaching according to their expertise. The School has a vibrant PhD programme, and its taught B.Sc. and M.Sci. Degrees include Biology, Zoology, Environment and Ecology, Genetics and Neuroscience. M.Sc. and M.Res courses include Animal Behaviour, Evolution, Conservation and Neuroscience.

Potential candidates are encouraged make informal contact with the Chair of the Evolution, Behaviour and Environment subject, Prof. Daniel Osorio, ( or the Head of the School of Life Sciences, Prof. Laurence Pearl FRS (

Applications should be accompanied by a full CV, a statement of research interests and aspirations (not more than 4 pages), and the names of three academic referees.

The School is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and currently holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award. Applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in science and engineering at Sussex. The School of Life Sciences welcomes applications to academic posts from candidates who wish to work part-time or as job-sharers.

The University offers various schemes to provide real benefits to parents, these can be found at

When submitting your application please ensure that you state the reference number for the position that  you are applying for on the front page of the application form.

Interviews: January 2017 – date to be confirmed

For full details and how to apply see

The University of Sussex is committed to equality of opportunity


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