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Senior Lecturer / Lecturer, Gibson Institute

Belfast, Northern Ireland
Senior Lecturer - £58,850 - £68,194 per annum; Lecturer - £41,331 - £57,141 per annum
Closing date
11 Mar 2024

Application closing date: 11/03/2024
Salary: Senior Lecturer - £58,850 - £68,194 per annum. Lecturer - £41,331 - £57,141 per annum
Job category/type: Academic

The School of Biological Sciences is seeking to appoint two Academics at Senior Lecturer and Lecturer level to the Gibson Institute. These posts will conduct research in the economics/finance of the environment, agri-food, behaviour, or health to contribute to the Belfast Region City Deal (BRCD), and wider Regional Growth Deals in Northern Ireland.

In particular, these posts will foster collaboration with the Global Innovation Institute (GII), by working on large data sets on the economics or finance of health and or agri-food to find solutions that deliver healthier lives for citizens, underpin the scientific integrity of the Northern Ireland Green Deal, and benefit the economy and society locally, by driving the 10x Economy in Northern Ireland, and globally, by assessing the costs and the benefits of different strategies to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions.

These positions, situated within the School of Biological Sciences and the Institute for Global Food Security, will collaborate with researchers at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) as part of the QUB – AFBI Alliance and with key stakeholders in food security, agriculture, the environment or health. These positions will play a vital role in interdisciplinary teaching, contributing to undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PGT) programs within the School of Biological Sciences. Their expertise will span various domains, including leadership, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, environmental management, environmental assessment, economics, and life cycle analysis. It is envisaged that one post will focus on Environmental Economics and one post on Environmental Assessment/Lifecycle Analysis. 

By imparting their knowledge in these areas, these posts will help nurture the skills of future generations who will serve as stewards of the environment, and experts in land use and agri-food. This investment in education aligns with our commitment to addressing pressing global challenges, fostering sustainability, and nurturing a new breed of professionals equipped to make a difference in the world, as well as contributing to the 10x Economy for Northern Ireland.

Appointees are expected to broaden the School and Institutes research capabilities whilst complementing our existing strengths.

The Job details below are for the Senior Lecturer role. If you consider that you meet the requirement for this role, we look forward to receiving your application. However, if you are at an earlier stage in your career and you feel you are more suitable for a Lecturer role, we will also consider your application. 

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate you have: 

  • Honours degree or equivalent in Biological Sciences/Environmental Management/Economics or an area relevant to the job purpose.
  • PhD or equivalent in an area relevant to the job purpose.
  • Research experience in the field of Environmental Management/Environmental Assessment/Economics/Lifecycle Analysis, which complements the research priorities of the School and the Institute for Global Food Security.
  • Sustained record of high-quality publications at an international level of excellence in internationally recognised journals. 
  • Record of successfully obtaining significant research funding including the RCUK and other resources to underpin research, as appropriate to the discipline, through competitive national or international peer-reviewed processes as Principal Investigator.
  • Evidence of developing research methodologies, models, approaches and techniques.
  • Experience of presenting at national and international meetings and conferences.
  • Track record of academic enterprise and knowledge transfer with industrial partners.
  • A record of successful supervision of PGR students.
  • Sustained teaching experience at University level.
  • Evidence of contribution to the successful delivery, enhancements or review of particular modules.
  • Evidence of using innovative teaching methods and digital platforms.
  • Experience of delivering high quality teaching as evidenced by positive feedback received from for example: students, colleagues and external examiners.
  • Successful PhD supervision, normally as Primary Supervisor.
  • Evidence of academic leadership including managing professional teams, leading initiatives, chairing/participation in committees, contributing to strategy, participating and managing relevant aspects.

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria, click on the 'Candidate Information' links below.

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.

We offer an excellent employment package that includes:

  • Great terms & conditions
  • Pension schemes
  • Flexible working by enabling you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager through a blend of remote and office working                              
  • Family-friendly initiatives
  • Career development opportunities
  • Support for health & mental wellbeing
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 8.4 weeks a year (made up of 23 days annual leave, 10 closure days and 9 bank holidays)

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit: and

Informal enquiries may be directed to Ciaren Graham at

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