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Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Conservation/Evolutionary Ecology

Job title Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Conservation/Evolutionary Ecology

Department Life Sciences

Salary Starting from £43,414, rising to £51,805

Grade Grade 8

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2311

Placed on Thursday 04 August 2022

Closing date Thursday 01 September 2022

Interview date To be confirmed

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As part of the formation of the new Department of Life Sciences (through a merger between Biology & Biochemistry and Pharmacy & Pharmacology), we are aiming to strengthen big-data science.

We are now looking to recruit a Lecturer in Conservation/Evolutionary Ecology to shape our research profile in the new Department, to work within the Milner Centre for Evolution.  

About the role:

You will participate in high-impact research programmes, provide excellent postgraduate research supervision, and deliver high-quality teaching, including teaching in the areas of Data-driven Conservation Biology and Ecology; as well as undergraduate field courses. 

While a record of outstanding achievement and a promising research program are more important than the specific research area, your work is expected to be collaborative and contribute significantly to University, UK, and global priorities in pure and applied research. 

About you:

You will have an established or developing track record in conservation and ecology related research, utilising data-driven discovery approaches and  doing biodiversity-focused studies of terrestrial or non-terrestrial ecosystems. Broader experience of the wider conservation and/or ecology field may include (but not restricted to) landscape processes, biodiversity changes, species recoveries, wildlife trade & policy, rewilding nature and population monitoring. Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate the greatest potential for collaboration and innovation, and demonstrate the ability to produce society-level impacts

You will be committed to developing your teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. You will teach conservation biology, biodiversity and field courses to undergraduates, as well as advanced modules at Master’s level. You will also be expected to supervise final year undergraduate research projects. The Centre has a strong commitment to public engagement and outreach, and you will also be expected to contribute to these. 

About us:

This new position will form part of the Milner Centre for Evolution which has a bespoke building opened in 2018. It builds on decades of excellent evolutionary research including the ongoing Milner Centre for Evolution Doctoral Training Programme (DTP), which provides fully funded studentships for a four-year research and outreach programme leading to a PhD. You will also have access to Doctoral Training Programmes funded via UKRI (BBSRC, MRC and NERC).

This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding research group recognised externally as one of the strengths of the University.

What we can offer you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. We particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups.

A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require. 

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce; 
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Update to our application process:

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this the personal details of all applicants will be withheld at the initial shortlisting stage.