Researcher/Lecturer/Deputy Programme Director - Ecological/Ecosystem Economics

Scotland's Rural College (SRUC)

Salary will be based on experience/qualifications.

Ref: R/LEES/103/16

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is unique in Scotland and is one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe. Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors.

An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen for an experienced researcher to join SRUC in this new role based in Edinburgh.

The Sustainable Ecosystems team within SRUC (Scotland’s Rural College) manages the world’s longest running MSc programme in Ecological Economics. We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Deputy Programme Director (Ecological/Ecosystem Economics), based in Edinburgh, to help deliver this MSc and to conduct research with the Sustainable Ecosystems team on natural capital valuation, modelling, and accounting.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Contributing to the delivery and management of the MSc programme.
  • Undertaking commissioned research and preparing publications for leading journals.
  • Engaging with MSc alumni and contributing to knowledge transfer activities.

In order to be considered for this role, you should posses the following:


  • A postgraduate qualification (MSc or PhD) in a relevant discipline.
  • Enthusiasm for teaching and interest in innovative teaching methods.
  • Quantitative and/or spatial analysis skills relevant to natural capital.
  • Very good reading, writing and communication skills in English.

As indicated, for example, by being a native speaker, by having substantial experience working in English, or by having an up-to-date IELTS/TOEFL certificate.


  • Proven teaching experience.
  • Track record of journal publications in relevant fields.
  • Interdisciplinary research experience.
  • Evidence of grant-winning ability and in project management.

Applicants must submit copies of their PhD degree/MSc certificates and transcripts if available during the application process.

To have an informal discussion about this post, contact Corinne Baulcomb (MSc PD) (; +44 (0)131 535 4031)

Please note that CVs will not be accepted without a completed application form.

SRUC Leading the way in Agricultural and Rural Research, Education & Consultancy.

SRUC is committed to valuing Diversity, advancing Equality and respecting Human Rights throughout the organisation and encouraging applications from disabled people using the “Disability Confident Employer” symbol. SRUC is a member of the Athena SWAN charter.

SRUC. A Charitable company limited by guarantee, SC003712. Registered in Scotland No SC103046.

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