Professor Ecology/Evolutionary Biology

Durham (GB)
24 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Oct 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Professor Ecology/Evolutionary Biology

The role

The Department of Biosciences at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented individual to the role of Professor in Ecology or Evolutionary Biology. We welcome applications from those with research and teaching interests that are consistent with research priorities in the Department and whose research is complementary to other staff in the Ecology, Evolution and Environment research group.

This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of internationally excellent research and teaching while allowing you unrivalled opportunities to progress and embed your career in an exciting and progressive institution.

The Department of Biosciences is consistently ranked in the top 5 UK Biological Sciences Departments in the Complete University Guide, and was ranked 8th for Research Impact in REF2014. We aim to appoint outstanding new academic staff to strengthen research in cross-disciplinary approaches to fundamental biological questions, with impact on the bioeconomy, and to provide students with an outstanding educational and training experience. Research is focused around four key themes - animal cells & systems; biomolecular interactions; ecology, evolution & environment (EEE); and molecular plant sciences. We offer degree programmes in BSc Biological Sciences and a 4-year MBiol, while also contributing to Natural Sciences.

The Department of Biosciences is committed to recruiting and supporting the career development of applicants from underrepresented backgrounds. Durham University offers a generous scheme for maternity leave as well as arrangements for paternity leave and a nursery run by the University.

As one of the UK’s leading universities, Durham is an incredible place to define your career while enjoying a high quality work/life balance. We are home to some of the most talented scholars and researchers from around the world who are tackling global issues and making a difference to people's lives.

The University sits in a beautiful historic city where it shares ownership of a UNESCO World Heritage Site with Durham Cathedral. A collegiate University, Durham recruits outstanding students from across the world and offers an unmatched wider student experience.

Vacancy Reference: BIOS19-54