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Position: Lecturer in Urban Ecology
Institution: University of Glasgow
Department: Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine
Location: Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Duties: To engage in high quality research and scholarship of international significance as part of a team of integrative ecologists, geneticists, physiologists, immunologists, and veterinary researchers. To contribute to curriculum design and the delivery of teaching on urban ecology, physiology and behavioural ecology for degree programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. To help shape the future strategic direction of research in urban ecology, chronobiology and ecophysiology. To undertake administration as requested by the Director of Institute
Requirements: Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD) in animal ecology. Academic training & background in interdisciplinary research relevant to this subject area. Comprehensive and up to date knowledge of research in urban ecology, chronobiology and physiology. Proven track record of establishing substantially funded collaborative research partnerships. Substantial record of research publications in high quality journals. Developing reputation within an internationally competitive field of research or scholarship, including invitations to speak/participate at international congresses and workshops. Excellent communication skills both oral and written. Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills. Proven ability to attract substantial external peer reviewed grant funding. Time/project/budget skills as appropriate. Ability to work independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team. Self-motivation. Evidence of engagement in the development and delivery of teaching and assessment. Evidence of independent thought leading to the generation of original hypotheses suited to grant-funded research or scholarship. Evidence of existing research activities and relevant collaborations in the areas of urban ecology, chronobiology and ecophysiology. Evidence of engagement in the organisation of national and international scientific seminars, symposia and meetings. Substantial postdoctoral or fellowship research experience. Experience developing and running field programs with a focus on collecting empirical data for testing eco-physiological mechanisms relating to urban ecology. Established track record of high quality research publications in appropriate journals and established reputation for research excellence. Experience of the design, organisation and delivery of innovative research programmes related to the subject area. Experience of securing research grant funding. Demonstrated experience of working as part of a larger multidisciplinary research team and a proven track record of interdisciplinary research collaborations. Experience of supervising graduate-level research. Experience of teaching, tutoring or demonstrating at undergraduate or postgraduate level. Experience of organising national and international scientific seminars, symposia and meetings
   
Text: Lecturer in Urban Ecology Reference Number 024294 Location Gilmorehill Campus / Main Building College / Service COLLEGE OF MVLS Department RI BIODIVERSITY ANIMAL HEALTH & COMPMED Job Family Research And Teaching Position Type Full Time Salary Range Job Purpose To engage in high quality research and scholarship of international significance as part of a team of integrative ecologists, geneticists, physiologists, immunologists, and veterinary researchers. To contribute to curriculum design and the delivery of teaching on urban ecology, physiology and behavioural ecology for degree programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. To help shape the future strategic direction of research in urban ecology, chronobiology and ecophysiology. To undertake administration as requested by the Director of Institute. Main Duties and Responsibilities 1. To develop and maintain a collaborative research group of international standing in an area related to urban ecology. The Institute will particularly welcome expertise in our areas of strategic priority including animal ecology, chronobiology and environmental change particularly using ornithological study systems. Expertise and experience in studying urban-rural gradients, urban pollution and conducting interdisciplinary research programmes in this subject area are especially desirable. 2. To exploit funding sources (e.g. NERC) to secure resources required for this research. 3. To build collaborative research platforms based at the University field station - the Scottish Centre for Ecology and the Natural Environment (SCENE) 4. To establish collaborative research links with staff in the Research Institutes and Schools of the College of Medical Veterinary and Life Science, particularly the School of Veterinary Medicine, and across the wider University and beyond. 5. Develop an expert reputation and track record of high-calibre research by publishing in appropriate high impact peer reviewed journals and by receiving invitations to speak and/or organize international scientific meetings thus also enhancing the profile of the Institute. 6. To develop and maintain a collaborative international research programme, in line with the University of Glasgow’s internationalisation agenda, with a focus on urban ecology. 7. To lead in the development and delivery of innovative undergraduate courses and post-graduate taught modules in line with the development of the needs of related Schools and Institute PGT development. 8. To participate in the planning, organisation and management of other undergraduate and postgraduate teaching activities in accordance with Institute strategy. 9. To develop processes for assessment using a variety of methods and provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their learning. 10. To supervise project work at undergraduate and masters levels and take forward the supervision and training of postgraduate research students. 11. To keep up to date with recent literature and advances in the field/discipline. 12. To participate in the management and development of staff in line with University Policy including the mandatory annual Performance and Development review process. 13. To contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan, Glasgow 2020 - A Global Vision http://www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_180610_en.pdf Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience Knowledge/Qualifications Essential: A1. Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD) in animal ecology. A2. Academic training & background in interdisciplinary research relevant to this subject area. A3. A comprehensive and up to date knowledge of research in urban ecology, chronobiology and physiology. A4. A proven track record of establishing substantially funded collaborative research partnerships. A5. A substantial record of research publications in high quality journals. A6. A developing reputation within an internationally competitive field of research or scholarship, including invitations to speak/participate at international congresses and workshops. Skills Essential: C1. Excellent communication skills both oral and written. C2. Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills. C3. Proven ability to attract substantial external peer reviewed grant funding. C4. Time/project/budget skills as appropriate. C5. Ability to work independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team. C6. Self-motivation. C7. Evidence of engagement in the development and delivery of teaching and assessment C8. Evidence of independent thought leading to the generation of original hypotheses suited to grant-funded research or scholarship. C9. Evidence of existing research activities and relevant collaborations in the areas of urban ecology, chronobiology and ecophysiology. C10. Evidence of engagement in the organisation of national and international scientific seminars, symposia and meetings. Desirable: D1. Evidence of the ability and willingness to take on appropriate course leadership roles in teaching and administrative responsibility. D2. Evidence of leading special interest groups and building intra- and interdisciplinary collaborations within the research field and beyond. Experience Essential: E1. Substantial postdoctoral or fellowship research experience. E2. Experience developing and running field programs with a focus on collecting empirical data for testing eco-physiological mechanisms relating to urban ecology. E3. An established track record of high quality research publications in appropriate journals and established reputation for research excellence. E4. Experience of the design, organisation and delivery of innovative research programmes related to the subject area. E5. Experience of securing research grant funding. E6. Demonstrated experience of working as part of a larger multidisciplinary research team and a proven track record of interdisciplinary research collaborations. E7. Experience of supervising graduate-level research. E8. Experience of teaching, tutoring or demonstrating at undergraduate or postgraduate level. E9. Experience of organising national and international scientific seminars, symposia and meetings. Desirable: F1. Experience in the leadership of courses in the subject area F2. Experience of working across different disciplines. Job Features Dimensions • Ability to communicate and work with scientists from a range of different backgrounds • Regular interaction with support teams, and other members of the group • Performing qualitative and quantitative analyses • Writing reports • Monitoring budgets as required • Disseminating project findings locally, nationally and internationally • Extending the project through further funding applications. Planning and Organising • Effective organisation skills to manage time and prioritise appropriate research, teaching and administrative duties • Leading the planning and organisation of the project. • Expanding the research project in new directions. Decision Making • Selection of analysis strategies • Choice of appropriate research methods • Drafting report formats for presentation to policymakers and managers. • Determining future research strategy in the field. Internal/External Relationships • Integrating project research within the greater research community around Glasgow and beyond. • Forging new research collaborations with scientists across the UK and internationally. Problem Solving • Gaining access to key stakeholders • Experimental design/research methods. • Developing a range of approaches to data presentation • Importing and exporting samples • High quality data analysis and solving day to day research problems • Identifying and pursuing potential sources of funding Additional Information In May 2014 the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine was awarded an Athena SWAN Bronze departmental award; and then in October 2016 we were awarded the Athena SWAN Silver departmental award . The award demonstrates our commitment to best practice in recruiting and supporting the career development and progression of female scientists, addressing gender inequalities in higher education. http://www.gla.ac.uk/researchinstitutes/bahcm/institute/athenaswan/ Standard Terms & Conditions The salary will be on the Research and Teaching Grade 8 £43,266 - £50,132 per annum. This post is full time and open ended. The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits. All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University's relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court's policies. Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate. New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months. The successful applicant of this post will be enrolled onto the University’s Early Career Development Programme (ECDP). This will provide for you as an early career academic staff member to be developed and supported over a specified timeframe to facilitate the advancement of your academic career. Information on the programme can be found on our website at: http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/humanresources/all/pay/ecdp/policy/ Vacancy Reference: 024294; Closing Date: 25 February 2019. It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment. We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN , including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.
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