Lecturer in Ecology and Environmental Management

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
£40,927 - £50,296 per annum
06 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
17 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job title: Lecturer in Ecology and Environmental Management – Permanent, Fixed Term 1 year
Job reference: 0000015960
Date posted: 20/06/2022
Application closing date: 17/07/2022
Salary: £40,927 - £50,296 per annum (Grade 6)
Package: Excellent Benefits Package
Contractual hours: 35
Basis: Full Time

Job description
The role

We are seeking to appoint a fixed term, 1 year maternity cover Lecturer in Ecology and Environmental Management in the School of Applied Sciences to support the teaching on our MSc Wildlife Biology and Conservation and BSc courses in Animal and Conservation Biology, Biological Sciences and Marine & Freshwater Biology.

We are looking to appoint a candidate who will deliver high-quality teaching in the areas of environmental management and environmental impact assessment, field habitat survey techniques such as Phase 1 and human-nature interactions with specific responsibility for modules in Habitat Assessment, Humans and Wildlife and Field and Laboratory Skills. Taxonomic knowledge of major plant groups would be an advantage, along with experience of supporting student project work in field-, laboratory- and data-based projects.

Candidates 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. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for education, who will commit to enhancement and innovation in teaching.

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, along with support of student project work
  • Experience of undertaking standard UK habitat assessment and surveying techniques
  • Applied knowledge of conservation issues in relation to development and human-wildlife interactions
  • Taxonomic skills in major UK plant groups and ideally other major UK taxa
  • For more details about this exciting opportunity, please click here to view the full job description.

Why join us?

Edinburgh Napier University’s phenomenal results from the Research Excellence Framework (2021) are testament to our growing strength and capability as a research institution.  
REF 2021 assessed 68% of our research as either “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”, up 15% since 2014. Additionally, the University’s research power metric rocketed from 250 to 718, making Edinburgh Napier the top ranking Scottish modern university for both research power and research impact. 
The University’s improved power rating will now see our research funding increase as we take significant strides to grow our reputation as a research-focused institution as well as a teaching one.  We are confident that we are well on our way to establishing ourselves as one of the UK’s world-leading universities in research.

Benefits we offer

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

Closing Date: Sunday 17 July @11:59pm 

Interview Date: week commencing 25 July

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