Lecturer in the area of Evolution, Behaviour and Ecology

School:  School of Life Sciences
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent 
Reference:  2043
Salary: starting at £39,324 and rising to £46,924 per annum
Closing date9 June 2017.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: 1 September 2017

Job description

The School of Life Sciences at the University of Sussex wishes to appoint an outstanding individual in the area of Evolution, Behavioural Biology and Ecology, who will establish an internationally recognised research programme to complement existing activities in the School.

The School is at the forefront of research in the biological sciences in the UK, coming in the top 10 in the REF 2014, with an impressive profile across a broad range of subjects; particular strengths include Conservation Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Neuroscience, and Genome Damage and Stability.

The School also has links to the Sussex Sustainability Research Initiative.

We have a particular need for teaching expertise in plant science, in field courses and at Masters level.  The School has a vibrant PhD programme, and its taught B.Sc. and M.Sci. Degrees include Biology, Zoology, Environment and Ecology, Genetics and Neuroscience. M.Sc. and M.Res.courses include Animal Behaviour, Evolution, Conservation and Neuroscience.

We have state of the art facilities for microscopy and analytical chemistry, as well as access to field sites in the South Downs National Park. The appointment will be in the Lecturer range, depending on qualifications and experience.

Potential candidates are encouraged to make informal contact with the Chair of the Evolution, Behaviour and Environment subject, Professor Daniel Osorio, (d.osorio@sussex.ac.uk) or the Deputy Head of the School of Life Sciences, Professor Sarah Guthrie  (s.guthrie@sussex.ac.uk).

The School is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and currently holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award. Applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in science and engineering at Sussex.

The School of Life Sciences welcomes applications to academic posts from candidates who wish to work part-time or as job-sharers.

The University offers various schemes to provide real benefits to parents, these can be found at Family Friendly Policies

Download job description and person specification Ref 2043 [PDF 141.75KB]

How to apply

Download our academic post application form [DOC 301.50KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 162.50KB] fill in all sections.

Email your completed application and personal details and equal opportunities form to lifescirecruitment@sussex.ac.uk 

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You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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