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Lecturer in Ecology and Environmental Management - Fixed term 1 year

Edinburgh Napier University - School of Applied Sciences

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £40,927 to £50,296 per annum (Grade 6)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 21st June 2022
Closes: 17th July 2022
Job Ref: 0000015960
 

The role

We are seeking to appoint a fixed term, 1 year maternity cover Lecturer in Ecology and Environmental Management in the School of Applied Sciences to support the teaching on our MSc Wildlife Biology and Conservation and BSc courses in Animal and Conservation Biology, Biological Sciences and Marine & Freshwater Biology.

We are looking to appoint a candidate who will deliver high-quality teaching in the areas of environmental management and environmental impact assessment, field habitat survey techniques such as Phase 1 and human-nature interactions with specific responsibility for modules in Habitat Assessment, Humans and Wildlife and Field and Laboratory Skills. Taxonomic knowledge of major plant groups would be an advantage, along with experience of supporting student project work in field-, laboratory- and data-based projects.

Candidates will be responsible for the delivery of contemporary, applied education to both onsite and distance-learning students, so familiarity with supporting off-site students would be beneficial. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for education, who will commit to enhancement and innovation in teaching.

Who are we looking for?

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A doctoral level qualification in a relevant discipline
  • Experience of development and delivery of module teaching and assessment across different levels, along with support of student project work
  • Experience of undertaking standard UK habitat assessment and surveying techniques
  • Applied knowledge of conservation issues in relation to development and human-wildlife interactions
  • Taxonomic skills in major UK plant groups and ideally other major UK taxa

For more details about this exciting opportunity, please click here to view the full job description.

Why join us?

At the School of Applied Sciences putting theory into practice is our guiding ethos, using science to help you make a difference. Our £60Million, purpose-built science and health campus in Sighthill houses a full range of cutting-edge facilities where staff, students and researchers tackle global and local issues affecting health, society and the environment.

Edinburgh Napier University’s phenomenal results from the Research Excellence Framework (2021) are testament to our growing strength and capability as a research institution. 

The University’s improved power rating will now see our research funding increase as we take significant strides to grow our reputation as a research-focused institution as well as a teaching one.  We are confident that we are well on our way to establishing ourselves as one of the UK’s world-leading universities in research.

Benefits we offer

Salary: £40,927 - £50,296 per annum (Grade 6)

In return, we offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement, and offer an attractive benefits package. This includes a minimum of 46 days annual leave (includes bank holidays), a generous pension scheme, professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts. For more information on our benefits package, please click here.

Additional Information

For informal discussions about this position, please contact Dr Rob Briers, Head of Life Sciences (r.briers@napier.ac.uk). For general recruitment queries, please contact recruitment@napier.ac.uk.

Closing date: Sunday 17th July at 11:59pm 

Interview date: week commencing 25th July

Edinburgh Napier is committed to creating an environment where everyone feels proud, confident, challenged and supported and are holders of Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Diversity Champion status. For information see here.

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