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Lecturer in Ecology

University of Brighton - School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences

Location: Brighton
Salary: £35,211 to £42,036 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 21st June 2019
Closes: 21st July 2019
Job Ref: SP3149-19-216

Location: Brighton - Moulsecoomb


£35,211 to £42,036 per annum

Interview Date: To be confirmed

As the successful candidate, you will be committed to educating students from foundation to masters level using a mixture of traditional and innovative teaching methods.

We are looking for an Ecologist/Conservation Biologist to join us who can teach biostatistics to students at all levels of our Ecology, Biological Sciences and Biomedical Sciences (IBMS accredited) undergraduate programmes, in addition to teaching more broadly across our Ecology provision, including our highly successful foundation year. However, you may be asked to teach students on other courses including Pharmacy, Chemistry and our masters programmes. Academic staff at Brighton support student learning through open, friendly, student-centred attitudes. 

All staff engage in the administration of teaching and research within the School, for example through the leadership of modules and participation in committee work. The School will endeavour to keep your administrative load light in the first year to enable you to develop your teaching and research. Staff without formal teaching qualifications will be expected to complete the University’s postgraduate certificate in higher education teaching or apply for an HEA fellowship via the portfolio route (depending on their prior teaching experience).

You will be expected to establish a research programme at Brighton which complements and enhances our existing work in the general area of ecology and conservation biology. We are particularly keen to hear from candidates with a focus on plant/habitat ecology utilising modelling based approaches in applied conservation. Laboratory space will be provided as appropriate along with a start-up package and access to the School’s excellent research infrastructure. Collaborations with other academics within the University and the Brighton Sussex Medical School are encouraged. Work with industrial, government, charitable and third sector partners is valued and you will be encouraged to develop relationships with relevant external organisations. The University has a variety of internal competitively awarded grants to support research and you will be provided with a research mentor to support your growth as a research-active academic.

In order to be successful in this role you will have:

  • A Bachelors or masters degree in Ecology or a closely related subject
  • A PhD (or equivalent) in Ecology or a closely related subject
  • A strong interest in biostatistics and ecological modelling
  • A willingness to undertake field trips, some of which may involve international travel
  • Up-to-date, sound knowledge of the subject including current professional/vocational developments and the range of generic skills required
  • A fellowship of the Higher Education Academy or willingness to achieve this within two years of appointment
  • A research track record in Ecology (appropriate to stage in career)

In completing your application, please pay particular attention to the selection criteria and ensure that you answer these questions fully, referring to the detailed information in your application and/or CV as appropriate.

The School is proud to hold an Athena SWAN Silver award.

This role is eligible for applications from job sharers. 

In return, we offer a generous package with benefits including annual leave starting at 35 days, paid bank holidays, additional paid leave during the Christmas period, travel loans, and pension schemes.

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The University of Brighton is committed to equality and embraces diversity in our working, learning, research and teaching environment. We welcome all applicants and are committed to providing a supportive and flexible working environment.

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