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Lecturer in Business, Environment and Development

Are you an academic with proven abilities to carry out teaching and research in business, environment and development? Do you have an excellent research record and proven success obtaining funding? Are you passionate about delivering an exceptional student experience in a research-intensive Russell Group University?

The Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) in the School of Earth and Environment is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated environmental social scientist with a focus on business sustainability, environment and development, to join our world-leading team of researchers. Following recent successes in student recruitment and grant income from a range of funders (including UKRI and the Global Challenges Research Fund), we are seeking to strengthen our portfolio of excellent teaching and research on pressing business, environment and development issues. We are specifically looking for someone whose work complements, and adds depth and breadth to that of our current team.

SRI is an internationally leading centre for research in the environmental social sciences. Our research specialisms include business and organisations for sustainable societies, environment and development, economics and policy for sustainability, energy and climate change mitigation, social and political dimensions of sustainability, and climate change adaptation, vulnerability and services. For this position, we are seeking applicants working on cross-cutting issues such as cities, systems resilience, responses to climate change, environmental and disaster risk management, climate finance, agriculture and food systems, resource extraction/mining or energy systems.

Issues could be tackled from a variety of perspectives, including organisational change and leadership, innovative business models, circular economy, green/climate finance, political economy, multi-stakeholder partnerships, policy analysis, development studies, livelihood studies, critical approaches to sustainability and biodiversity/ecosystem conservation and management.

We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in highly applied research methods, including data analytics, big data or quantitative approaches, as well as qualitative or mixed methods techniques. Successful candidates will need to show a proven track record of publications and funding applications. A willingness to work in collaboration with colleagues across the institute and wider University is also essential.

You will contribute to student education across the Sustainability suite of undergraduate and Masters programmes that focus on business, consultancy environment and development. This will include field courses, research dissertations and placement projects.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr Martin Dallimer, Co-Director of the Sustainability Research Institute 


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  School of Earth and Environment
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 8
Salary:  £41,526 to £49,553 p.a.
Working Time:  We will consider job share / flexible working arrangements
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Thursday 08 April 2021
Closing Date:  Thursday 06 May 2021
Interview Date:  Friday 18 June 2021
Reference:  ENVEE1456
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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