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Lecturer in Ecology and Conservation

Job Description

Lecturer in Ecology and Conservation

Location : Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
Salary : £40,927 - £50,296
Posted : 31 May 2022
End of advertisement period : 20 Jun 2022
Ref : 0000015970
Academic Discipline : Physical Sciences, Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
Job Type : Academic Posts, Lecturers / Assistant Professors
Contract Type : Permanent
Hours : Full Time

Job title: Lecturer in Ecology and Conservation – Full time, Permanent
Job reference: 0000015970
Date posted:31/05/2022
Application closing date: 20/06/2022
Salary: £40,927 - £50,296 per annum (Grade 6)
Package: Excellent Benefits Package
Contractual hours: 35
Basis: Full Time

Job Description

Due to Edinburgh Napier University’s excellent results from the Research Excellent Framework (REF) and teaching success, we are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Ecology and Conservation to join our expanding team in the School of Applied Sciences, to develop and deliver high-quality teaching and assessment to support and develop our existing provision.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to develop and deliver module content, supervise and support student project work in the field and laboratory and be involved in programme leadership and development. The position will focus on our CIEEM-accredited MSc Wildlife Biology and Conservation and BSc courses in Animal & Conservation Biology, Biological Sciences and Marine & Freshwater Biology.

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.

The Role

You will deliver high-quality teaching to support modules including Scientific Methods, Biodiversity and Conservation, Ecological Field Studies and Practical Skills in Biodiversity and Ecology. You should have strong skills in statistics (ideally using R), field survey and analysis methods in ecology and conservation, and should be able to apply your skills across a range of ecosystems.

The successful candidate 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.

You will also make a significant contribution to research, building on our recent success in REF, linking with the existing specialisms of our staff and aligned with the newly established Centre for Conservation & Restoration Science. You should have demonstrable evidence of existing research strengths including high-quality publications and funding and a well-developed collaborative network with external partners across academia and industry.

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, in relevant areas of ecology and conservation, along with support of student project work
  • Experience of field survey, analysis and reporting methodologies for a range of taxa and habitats
  • Evidence of commitment to enhancement and innovation in teaching and contribution to programme leadership and development
  • A record of high-quality publications and having secured, or potential to secure, research funding
  • Clearly identified ability to complement and enhance existing research within the School
  • An established national and international collaborative network, with potential for expanding collaboration within the School and external partners

To find out more about this exciting opportunity please click here to view the role profile.

Benefits we offer

Salary: £40,927 - £50,296 (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 queires, please contact recruitment@napier.ac.uk

Closing date: Monday 20 June @ 11:59pm (BST)
Interview date: Monday 4 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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