The School of Biological Sciences in University of Essex is currently seeking a lecturer in Marine Biology. The role is equivalent to Assistant Professor level, and is a full-time, permanent position.
The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to teaching, conduct independent research and obtain research funding. The School supports research groups, with technical expertise, infrastructure, intellectual engagement and collaboration in the areas of Marine and Freshwater Biology, Environmental Microbiology, and Genomics and Computational Biology.
The post holder will be required to conduct internationally excellent research and demonstrate this through publications in high quality peer-reviewed journals and other outlets. To sustain their research the post holder will be expected to develop and execute a strategy for raising research income commensurate with their sub-discipline norms. This should be in the context of developing a network of national and international collaborations. As part of the School's research-led teaching ethos, the post holder will be expected to develop innovative learning materials, teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level and supervise PhD students in the area of Marine Biology. The School places a high value on collegiality and the post holder will be expected to contribute to the smooth running of our education and research activities by taking on administrative duties as required.
The successful applicant will have a PhD in a relevant discipline and an excellent track record of research demonstrated by a publication and funding record commensurate with their stage of career. Applicants will be required to demonstrate how their experience complements and extends the relevant research in the School and will also be expected to provide evidence of belonging to a network of researchers at national or international levels. Excellent communication skills and an ability to explain their research to audiences ranging from peers to the general public are required together with the necessary interpersonal skills that will allow effective interaction with colleagues, our students and the general public.