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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Biological Sciences (3x Posts)

University of Bristol - Faculty of Life Sciences

Location: Bristol
Salary: £52,560 to £59,135
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th December 2020
Closes: 24th January 2021
Job Ref: ACAD104958

The role

We are seeking to appoint three new academics at a level of either lecturer or senior lecturer. The successful applicants will complement our long-standing research strengths of the School: behavioural ecology and sensory biology, ecology and environmental change, evolutionary biology and plant and agricultural science.

We are particularly interested in applicants who will lead influential research programmes in areas that include, though not limited to: Plant Sciences; Ecology; Evolution and Global Change.

What will you be doing?

The newly appointed academics will be joining a growing and successful department; currently one of the leading School’s of Biological Sciences in the UK. We are committed to promoting equality of access and outcome for all, celebrating diversity and providing an inclusive learning and work environment for staff and students, as recently recognised by our Athena SWAN Silver Award.

The appointments will further complement, as appropriate to the candidate’s field, University Research Institutes for Data science (Jean Golding Institute), Global Change (Cabot Institute), and the Bristol Vision Institute, Bristol BioDesign Institute, Bristol Centre for Agricultural Innovation, the Wolfson Bioimaging Facility and the Advanced Computing Research Centre.

All of the posts will be also considered in light of how they help create new research opportunities within the Faculty of Life Sciences, established in 2018 and more widely across the University.

You should apply if

The successful applicants will all be research leaders with proven international track records commensurate with experience. They will have interdisciplinary research portfolios, evidence of academic leadership and a strong commitment and aptitude for teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

For informal enquiries please email:

Additional information

The online application process consists of the following:

  • a short online personal information form, including details of 3 referees;
  • an uploaded Curriculum Vitae (CV)/ resume (file size limit is 5120kb);
  • an uploaded covering letter outlining why you feel you are suitable for the role (file size limit is 5120kb). The cover letter should include statements of responsibilities, which is detailed when you click to apply.
Copies of qualification, certificates, letters of reference, journal articles and any other additional documents are not required at this stage.

Contract type:  Open-ended

Work pattern:  Full-time

Grade: Grade K or Grade L

Salary:  £44,045 - £49,553 per annum (Grade K) or £52,560 - £59,135 per annum (Grade L)

School/Unit: School of Biological Sciences

This advert will close at 23:59 GMT on Sunday 24th January 2021.

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

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