Lecturer in Forest Sciences/ Social Science

Bangor University - School of Environment, Natural Resources & Geography

Salary: £32,548 - £38,833 (Grade 7) p.a. or £39,992 - £47,722 (Grade 8) p.a.

Bangor University is a leading UK and international academic centre in the field of forestry. To maintain and grow our record of excellence, we invite applications for the above permanent full time post from candidates with expertise across a broad range of science and social science disciplines with experience of forests anywhere in the world (temperate or tropical). The focus of their teaching and research at Bangor will be to advance understanding of forest resources to underpin their sustainable management and related policy. The successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively and to develop a research programme in her/his specialist discipline that will attract external funding and international recognition. They will also make an important contribution to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

We welcome candidates with relevant expertise from a variety of backgrounds. To match our vision for the interdisciplinary development of the school we would particularly welcome candidates who work in the areas of:
• Forest health: entomology or mycology 
• Analysis and modelling of forest geo-spatial big data (e.g. through the application of remote sensing to forest inventory and monitoring)
• Economics/quantitative social science for the assessment of forest resources and their role in sustainable development
• Qualitative methods for the assessment of human-forest interactions; the role of forests in human welfare/quality of life
• Plant science in areas such as genetics or propagation applied to forestry

The post holder will have a PhD (or near completion)  in a relevant subject area and will be expected to make a strong contribution to our existing ethos of inter-disciplinarity and team work in research and teaching. They will enhance and complement our existing areas of expertise specifically in forestry but also across environmental and biological sciences, and natural resources and geography. 

For this post a strong capacity for engagement with external stakeholders will be key and there is the potential for this post to include a formal collaborative role with Forest Research (the research agency of the Forestry Commission). 

The successful candidate will be expected to commence 01 October 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Informal enquiries can be made by contacting Professor John Healey, Professor of Forest Sciences (tel: +44 (0)1248 383703, email: j.healey@bangor.ac.uk) or Professor Morag McDonald, Head of School (tel: +44 (0) 1248 388076, email: m.mcdonald@bangor.ac.uk).

Applications will only be accepted via our on-line recruitment website, jobs.bangor.ac.uk. However, in cases of access issues due to disability, paper application forms are available by telephoning 01248 383865.

Closing date for applications: 27 July 2018. Interviews will be scheduled for 8th or 9th August 2018.

Committed to Equal Opportunities

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