Lecturer in Ecology and Animal Biology (Education & Scholarship) x2 Ref 7872

School/department: School of Life Sciences; Dept of Evolution, Behaviour and Environment   
Hours: Full time or part time hours considered. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need). This will include lecturing and teaching on residential field courses in the UK and internationally.
Contract: Fixed term until 31 August 2024   
Reference: 7872
Salary:  Grade 7 Starting at £37,467 to £40,927 per annum, pro rata if part time, depending on experience.
Or          Grade 8 Starting at £42,149 to £50,296 per annum, pro rata if part time, depending on experience.
Placed on: 09 May 2022
Closing date: 01 June 2022. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.  
Expected Interview date: 15 June 202
Expected start date: 01 August 2022 


Job description

The School of Life Sciences is at the forefront of research in the biological sciences in the UK, coming in the top 10 in the REF 2014.

We are seeking an Education-focussed Lecturer A (Grade 7) in Biology with expertise  in  Ecology  and Conservation Science, or Animal Behaviour and Comparative Physiology, to deliver and contribute to the design of high-quality teaching programmes at all levels from Foundation (level  3)  to  Masters  (level  7),  including  student  research  projects  and  residential  field courses.

The appointee will join a strong teaching team in the Evolution, Behaviour and Environment (EBE) Dept. in the School of Life Sciences, which runs BSc. and M.Sci. Courses in Ecology & Conservation, Zoology and Biology, and M.Res/M.Sc. Courses in Conservation Biology and Animal Behaviour. The Dept uses a range of teaching methods, and there will be opportunities for Professional Development including Membership of the Higher Education Academy, and a PGC-HE. Teaching is research led and reflects the Departments’  expertise in Conservation Science, Animal Behaviour, Evolution and Neuroscience.

The School of Life Sciences is committed to increasing the diversity of its staff and providing an inclusive working environment. The School currently holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award, has developed a Race Equity Action Plan and hosts an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion working group. 

Applications are particularly welcomed from Black and minority ethnic candidates, and women, trans and non-binary candidates, who are under-represented in the School of Life Sciences. 

Applications to posts from candidates who wish to work part-time or as job-sharers are welcome.

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

Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to make informal contact with Daniel Osorio (d.osorio@sussex.ac.uk; he;him) before applying.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download job description and person specification Ref 7872 [PDF 164.59KB]

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

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How to apply

Download our academic application form [DOC 199.50KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

Applications should be accompanied by a full CV, a statement of research interests and aspirations (not more than 4 pages), and the names of three academic referees.

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

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as google.docs or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

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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