Lecturer in Life Sciences and Conservation, 1.0FTE

University of Cumbria - Department of Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies

Based at campuses in and around the Lake District and with a recent addition in London, the multi-award winning University of Cumbria is a wonderful blend of old and new, founded on a rich educational history with institutions dating back more than 150 years.

The Department of Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies is seeking to recruit a Lecturer in Life Sciences with a conservation bias. The post holder will join a successful, experienced and ambitious teaching team with a reputation for innovation in course design and delivery. The team currently delivers Bachelor of Science programmes in Geography, Animal Conservation Science, Conservation Biology, Marine and Freshwater Conservation, and Forestry. 

The post holder will be required to contribute to the academic team through delivery of core modules across Programmes and year groups which includes integrated foundation years. They will also be expected to actively engage with professional and pedagogical research and scholarship to support teaching activities and extend, transform and apply knowledge acquired from scholarship to teaching and research.

The successful candidate will be an experienced scientist ideally with a PhD, the ability to demonstrate lecturing experience in this area at HE level and a strong interest in developing teaching at undergraduate level.

As well as the requisite academic and technical skills the post holder will be required to evidence their ability to work as part of a team demonstrating skills in project and time management and a passion for teaching and learning. Dynamic, self-motivated and professional individuals would particularly suit this post, which will involve teaching in a broad subject area.

The Department of Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies is one of seven departments within the University. It is a busy and vibrant Department which has strong links with a number of professional bodies and employers and this is reflected in the high level of employment our students enjoy. The University and Department are committed to providing a supportive and collaborative working environment for all staff. There is a comprehensive programme of staff development for academic staff and all colleagues are encouraged to enhance and develop their careers.

The Department is split across two sites, Ambleside and Carlisle, to suit the academic portfolio and delivery needs of the programmes. The academic portfolio provides a range of under-graduate and post-graduate programmes which is currently expanding in response to growing student numbers and employer needs. Science is a specific growth area and the University have invested in facilities and resources to enable the Department to develop new programmes in the core life sciences.

Informal enquiries: Dr Volker Deecke, Programme Leader Volker.deecke@cumbria.ac.uk

Closing date: Thursday 5th October 2017 (Midnight)

Interview date: Friday 20th October 2017

* Incremental progression up to £36,001 applies

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