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University Lecturer in Evolutionary Biology

The Department of Zoology encourages applications to join us as a Lecturer in Evolutionary Biology. Your research will be in any area of evolutionary biology relevant to animals. This may include (but is not limited to) questions in evolutionary ecology, evolutionary genetics and genomics, evolution and behavior, behavioral ecology, evolutionary developmental biology (evo-devo), eco-evo-devo, palaeobiology or evolutionary medicine.

The Department of Zoology ( 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). We have a thriving graduate student community and contribute 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 early April 2020.

We anticipate holding interviews during the week commencing 6 January 2020.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

For informal enquiries please contact the Head of Department, Dr Howard Baylis, or +44 (0) 1223 336601.

Please submit a full Curriculum Vitae (CV) together with a summary of current and future research plans and how these relate to the Department's research. The summary should be less than 1000 words.

You should also include a covering letter setting out why you are applying and how your experience and plans address the role description and person specification in the further particulars (1000 words 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: The deadline date for receipt of references is also 4 November 2019.

Please quote reference PF20450 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

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