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Lecturer in Ecology

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a passion to educate the next generation of undergraduate and post graduate Ecologists, Biologists and Zoologists? Do you have an established background in ecology or behavioural ecology? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading Universities in research and teaching excellence? 

We are looking to expand our core Ecology expertise by recruiting an academic specialising in ecology, behavioural ecology, population dynamics, conservation or a related discipline. We are particularly keen to hear from researchers with a track record of working with vertebrates.   

You will develop a growing local, national and international network of contacts in academia, industry, conservation and policy. Working across the boundary between fundamental and applied research, you will strive for science that makes a real-world difference.

You should have a PhD in ecology, behavioural ecology population dynamics, conservation or a related discipline with a track record of research outputs in refereed publications of internationally excellent quality;

The University of Leeds and the Faculty of Biological Sciences are committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offer a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN (the national body that promotes gender equality in higher education), and the Faculty of Biological Sciences was awarded a Silver award in 2020.  We are proud to be an inclusive Faculty that values all staff, and are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees. Our Athena SWAN webpage provides more information. 

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

Lisa Collins, Professor of Animal Science, Head of School of Biology

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 5940 Email: 

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Biological Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Biology
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 8
Salary:  £41,526 to £49,553 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Monday 26 April 2021
Closing Date:  Monday 24 May 2021
Interview Date:  Wednesday 09 June 2021
Reference:  FBSBY1130
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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