Global Chair in Soil Ecology and Ecosystems

Lincoln, Lincolnshire (GB)
Monday, 7 January 2019
End of advertisement period
Friday, 8 February 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

As a TEF-Gold rated institution, the University of Lincoln is ranked 22nd in the UK in the Guardian University Guide and 42nd in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. As part of a Global Chairs campaign, and to invest further in research leadership where we know we can make a significant difference, the University now seeks to appoint a Global Chair in Soil Ecology and Ecosystems as part of its Global Chairs Campaign.

Suitable candidates will possess significant academic standing and accomplishment in the field, as well as the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to make a real impact in building and advancing research activity at the University in this area. The postholder will focus on the particular issue of below-ground biodiversity. This complements our focus on technology in the agri-food sector, and will draw on considerable strengths in our Life Sciences research in this area.

We understand that research is at the heart of what it means to be a university. We are proud to be home to world-class researchers who are making significant contributions to their subject areas. This was reflected in the latest Research Excellence Framework, where more than half of the University’s research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent.

We are a fast-growing university, where staff and students work collaboratively on pioneering research that makes a tangible difference to people’s lives. Our researchers are tackling some of the world’s most challenging problems, from the fight against drug-resistant bacteria to mitigating the impact of climate change.

The School of Life Sciences is a rapidly expanding, international collection of researchers working at the forefront of disciplines across the breadth of the life sciences. The School has recently moved into the new Joseph Banks Laboratories, as part of a multimillion pound investment in research facilities and infrastructure to sustain and support our continued growth, including the creation of the Research and Enterprise hub of the University’s new Science and Innovation Park.

Research lies at the heart of the School, underpinning our vibrant postgraduate research community as well as our outstanding undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses.

The University has engaged Perrett Laver to support the University in this appointment process and further information can be downloaded from our website at For informal enquiries about the role, please email Dr Goran Gregorovic at, quoting reference number 3886/7. 

Applications should consist of a letter of application together with a curriculum vitae and a publications list. 

The closing date for applications is 12 noon GMT on Friday 8th February 2019.