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University Lectureship in Animal Ecology, Department of Zoology


The Department of Zoology encourages applications to join us as a Lecturer in Animal Ecology. Your research will be in an area of ecology, in its broadest sense. You may have interests in any aspect of the ecology of animals including behavioural ecology, evolutionary ecology, the ecology of the microbiome as it pertains to animals, population and community ecology, the ecology of conservation, marine ecology, chemical ecology or molecular ecology. You will have an excellent research record and be passionate about teaching.

The Department of Zoology (www.zoo.cam.ac.uk) provides an exciting research and teaching environment with a strong sense of cooperation and community. Our research covers a broad range of animal biology. We have excellent facilities to support both field and laboratory based experimental research together with theoretical work. The Department has an outstanding embedded Museum of Zoology and close links with the Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI). The Department has a thriving graduate student community and contributes to undergraduate courses across the Natural Sciences Tripos.

The Department has an active equality and wellbeing agenda and we hold an Athena SWAN Silver Award for our work on improving our working environment, inclusiveness, equality and diversity. We particularly welcome applications from women and black and minority ethnic candidates for this vacancy, as we currently have an under-representation of these groups at this level in our Department.

The lectureship is available from 1st October 2019.

Please see further particulars attached.

We anticipate holding interviews between 18 March and 5 April 2019

For informal enquiries please contact the Head of Department, Dr Howard Baylis, hod@zoo.cam.ac.uk or +44 (0) 1223 336601

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please submit a full Curriculum Vitae (CV), including a summary of current and future research plans and how these relate to the Department's existing research. The summary should be less than 1000 words. You should also include a covering letter setting out why you are applying and what you would bring to the role (2 sides A4 maximum). If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please also arrange for three academic referees to send references directly to the Departmental Administrator via email: admin@zoo.cam.ac.uk or post to: The Departmental Administrator, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EJ, UK

The deadline date for receipt of references is also 15 February 2019.

Please quote reference PF17795 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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