Lecturer in Conservation Biology (Education and Research) University of Exeter, UK

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The result of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise confirms Exeter’s position as one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities. Almost 90% of our research is at internationally recognised levels and every single subject submitted included world-leading (4*) research. When adjusted for the 95% of staff submitted, Exeter ranks among the top 15 in the UK for research out of 159 higher education institutions. The Times Higher Education described Exeter as ‘a rising star among research-intensive institutions’.

The above full time post is available on a permanent basis from 1st December 2013 in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences, based in the Centre for Ecology and Evolution, Cornwall Campus.

The post of Lecturer in Conservation Biology will contribute to extending the research profile of Centre for Conservation and Ecology at Exeter’s Cornwall Campus near Falmouth, particularly in areas related or complementary to conservation biology or conservation genetics.

The successful applicant will hold a PhD in Biology/Zoology or associated area and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in an active field of conservation biology research related or complementary to existing Exeter strengths. He/she will be able to demonstrate the following qualities and characteristics; a strong record in attracting research funding, or demonstrable potential to attract such funding, teamwork skills to work in collaboration with existing group members, an active and supportive approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research that will help to foster interactions and links both within the University and externally, the attitude and ability to engage in continuous professional development, the aptitude to develop familiarity with a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning and enthusiasm for delivering undergraduate programmes.

For further information about this position, please contact contacting Prof David Hosken Director of the Centre for Ecology and Conservation telephone (01326 371843) or email

We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.

The starting salary will be from £32,267 up to £36298 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.

The closing date for completed applications is 27th October 2013.
Interviews are expected to take place on November 8th 2013.

The College is working towards department Silver Athena SWAN awards as a commitment to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects: science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.

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