Lecturer in Practical Ecology

University of Gloucestershire - School of Natural and Social Sciences - Environmental Sciences Group


The School of Natural and Social Sciences is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Practical Ecology to support teaching, research and consultancy in our Environmental Sciences Group.

The post is substantively linked to our MSc Applied Ecology and Biology undergraduate provision. The post holder will also contribute to the growth of research in the Environmental Sciences Group.

You will have wide applied ecological experience, with the potential to lead teaching on ecological methods, biological surveying, and species identification for several taxonomic groups. Knowledge and experience of UK species and ecosystems is essential and practical knowledge of plant ecology is desirable. Previous involvement in applied ecological research is essential; outlining a personal strategy to lead and develop work in this area would be beneficial.

Abilities to educate and supervise students across all levels of Higher Education, to lead and contribute to taught and research-based fieldwork, and to work pro-actively as an individual and team member are essential.

The Environmental Sciences Group at Gloucestershire has a strong reputation for high-quality, research-informed teaching. It has consistently been submitted for research assessment and forms part of the University’s research investment theme of Environmental Dynamics & Governance. Set in the attractive surrounds of Cheltenham, our small class sizes, dedicated facilities and emphasis on inspiring field research provide a welcoming and positive working environment.

Informal enquiries may be made to Anne Goodenough (Course Leader, MSc Applied Ecology)aegoodenough@glos.ac.uk or Julia Webb (Course Leader, undergraduate Biology provision)jwebb@glos.ac.uk. See http://www.glos.ac.uk/AEC for an overview of the MSc course andhttp://www.glos.ac.uk/sciences for further information on our Biology undergraduate provision and information on the School and its staff. 

This post is available for a start in August 2017.

Closing Date: 12 noon Tuesday 30 May 2017

Interview Date: Wednesday 21 June 2017

Please download and save the Application for Employment Form to your computer. You will need to complete this form as part of the online application process. Your application will not be considered without this form.

The University of Gloucestershire celebrates diversity and is committed to providing equal opportunities for all staff and students.

The University of Gloucestershire is committed to sustainability.

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