Lecturer in Animal Biology

Plymouth, Devon (GB)
Friday, 23 August 2019
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 19 September 2019
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Science & Engineering

School of Biological & Marine Sciences

Ref: A6709
Lecturer in Animal Biology
Salary/Grade: £34,189 to £48,677 per annum – Grade 7/8

The Biological Sciences Group within the School of Biological & Marine Sciences at the University of Plymouth is seeking to appoint a new Lecturer. You will have expertise within the general remit of animal biology, and be a highly motivated and enthusiastic academic who will contribute to the overall ongoing success of the School.

The appointment will complement and build on our existing research and teaching strengths (please see https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/schools/school-of-biological-and-marine-sciences).  There is flexibility but ideally you might have research interests in vertebrate or insect biology and bring both laboratory and field expertise. 

You will combine an aspiration to be world-class in your area of research with enthusiastic and research-informed teaching. You will contribute to the teaching across the Biological Sciences Subject group at undergraduate and postgraduate level, including on our new BSc (Hons) Zoology programme. You will have a doctoral degree in a relevant field, ideally supported by substantial experience at postdoctoral or equivalent level, and a proven research track record demonstrated through high calibre outputs of a quality likely to contribute to our future UK Research Excellence Framework (REF) submission.  All activities that you undertake within this role need to be in compliance with the University’s Safety Policy and undertaken in a way that demonstrates the University’s commitment to Equality and Diversity for staff, students and partners.

Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement as well as how you complement our existing strengths. Please also ensure you include a full CV.

This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a permanent basis.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Dr Rich Boden by email rich.boden@plymouth.ac.uk or by telephone on 01752 584452.

Closing Date:    12 Midnight, Thursday 19th September 2019

We expect interviews to be held around the end of October 2019. While we would prefer to communicate with all applicants individually this is not always possible, so if you have not heard from us by mid-October, please assume that you have unfortunately not been shortlisted.

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities. A relocation package is available with this role (if applicable).

The University of Plymouth is committed to equality of opportunity, promoting a diverse and inclusive culture, demonstrated through our commitment to the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and as a Stonewall diversity champion. All applications will be judged solely on merit, however, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in the workforce, for example black and minority ethnic groups. 

University of Plymouth holds a TEF (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework) Silver by the Office for Students.