Lecturer in Evolution, Behaviour and the Environment, Uni of Sussex

Application Deadline: 
27 Mar 2019

    Lecturer (Assistant professor) in the area of Evolution, Behaviour and the Environment, Brighton, UK  

·        job description

The School of Life Sciences at the University of Sussex, Brighton, UK seeks to appoint a Lecturer (Assistant professor) in the area of Evolution, Behaviour and the Environment to take up post in September 2019. Responsibilities include research, teaching undergraduates, supervision of graduate students and other duties associated with academic life.

We welcome excellent candidates who use modern methods to study questions at the forefront of conservation genetics, contemporary evolutionary biology or animal behaviour, but will consider outstanding applicants in other areas. Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant field and an outstanding record of excellence in research that is reflected in their publications. They will have sufficient breadth and/or depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline, and of research methods and techniques to develop research objectives, projects and proposals. We expect the successful candidate to develop a research programme that complements and reinforces the existing School of Life Sciences research portfolio.

The appointee will teach undergraduates through lectures, field courses, practical classes and tutorials, and will be motivated to further innovate our teaching methods. Candidates should be able to teach to a high standard and manage a diverse workload.

Informal enquiries are encouraged and can be made to Prof Adam Eyre Walker, Subject Chair for Evolution, Behaviour & Environment (a.c.eyre-walker@sussex.ac.uk).

The School is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and currently holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award. Applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex. The School of Life Sciences welcomes applications to academic posts from candidates who wish to work part-time or as job-sharers. The University offers various schemes to provide real benefits to parents, these can be found at Family Friendly Policies.

·        application deadline

March 27th 2019 and interviews will be held in mid to late-May.