Director of the Centre for Sustainable Forests and Landscapes

University of Edinburgh - Geosciences

The School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh is seeking to appoint a Director for a new Centre, with appointment at professorial level.  We seek an outstanding candidate to focus our research towards sustainable management of forests and related landscapes, responding to the challenges of global change from local to international contexts. The Director will lead the translation of our research into decision support, catalyse innovative use of our data and knowledge, and leverage our expertise in training for capacity building. The Director will connect our research with stakeholder networks of businesses, governments and society, and lead the co-development of outputs towards sustaining multifunctional forest landscapes.

The successful applicant will join a large group of ecologists, biogeographers, remote sensors and specialists in ecosystem services and sustainable landscapes, in our Global Change and Geography and the Lived Environment Research Institutes.

Candidates should have a PhD or outstanding demonstrated experience, in a relevant area, with an internationally-evident reputation for research translation and co-production of outputs generating economic and social benefits and/or influencing policy in sustainable forests and landscapes.

Presentations and Interviews are likely to take place in June 2017.

The role is grade UE10 and salary will be on the Professorial scale.

This is a five year fixed term appointment initially, available from 1st of August 2017 or earlier if possible.

Salary: On the Professorial Scale.

Closing Date: 24-MAY-2017  at 5pm GMT

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