Lecturer in Wildlife Ecology (RVC)

Pathobiology & Population Sciences

Location: Hawkshead (nr Potters Bar, Herts)

Salary: £47,317 to £60,551 Per Annum Including London Weighting

Permanent / Full Time

Closing Date: 17/10/2021

Interview Date: 29/10/2021

Reference: PPS-0203-21


We invite applications for a Lecturer in Wildlife Ecology in the Department of Pathobiology and Population Sciences (PPS). This is an exciting new position within the Department and will appeal to those with interests in collaborative teaching and research.

You will play an important role in the ongoing development of our Biological Sciences (Wildlife Health Sciences, WHS) undergraduate course, with additional input into our long running MSc courses in Wild Animal Biology and Wild Animal Health. Our BSc course was validated in September 2020 and we are now looking to diversify the teaching on this course. Our intention is to do this in parallel to developing our research capabilities within this same area.

The successful applicant will be developing a new Ecology module that will form a compulsory element of our WHS course, and be an option to other Biosciences students. Alongside that module, the teaching responsibilities associated with this position will involve supporting the course leaders in developing the course. We are looking for someone who will be confident in sharing their ideas and who understands the essential elements for an introductory module in their area. We are therefore looking for candidates with a doctoral level qualification in ecology or a related subject and ideally with experience of teaching undergraduate students.

Expertise in wildlife ecology will allow us to diversify our research portfolio and we will be looking for the applicant to develop their interests and collaborate with our existing faculty. Research interests that are complimentary to veterinary health sciences would be beneficial, as would an interest in applying your own research to our existing expertise. A track record of publications and research funding would be advantageous.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Stuart Patterson (Lecturer in Wild Animal Health, PPS) on +44 1707 667039 or email: SPatterson@rvc.ac.uk.

 The RVC values diversity and is committed to the equality of opportunity. Balancing both the needs of the

business with those of our staff, we will consider applications to work on a flexible basis where possible.