Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Zoology

Job Description

We are deeply proud of our academic community. Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is a diverse and dynamic learning environment, defined by a shared sense of respect for all its people. Our mission is to be bold, to do the right things and to change lives, and our academics are key to realising those goals. Their work continues to reinforce our credentials as an award-winning university, and a research centre of excellence.

Our continued success — underpinned by the number of prestigious national awards we’ve won — has hinged on two commitments: forging excellent partnerships around the world and harnessing the talents of all our people. We secured a ‘Gold’ rating in the government’s Teaching Excellence Framework; received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our pioneering research; and in 2018, we were the first UK university to sign the Social Mobility Pledge, further demonstrating our commitment to ensuring ‘success for all’. NTU is a university at the peak of its powers, but we know we can still go even further. That’s why we’re now looking for new, passionate, ambitious people to join our community.

If you are in the early stages of an academic career and are considering joining NTU, then our Early Career Academic Development Programme could be just right for you.

If you are considering joining NTU as a Senior Lecturer you will benefit from our Senior Lecturer Career Framework, which recognises and rewards you based on your performance, contribution and achievement, and offers the opportunity of faster salary progression compared to the industry average.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Zoology, within the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Science at our Brackenhurst Campus.  The successful candidate will teach in the Animal and Equine Science Department and will deliver undergraduate and postgraduate teaching on the animal science courses. Subjects to be covered will include one or more of the following.

  • Vertebrate Zoology
  • Zoological Field Skills
  • Animal Adaptation
  • Contemporary Applications of Zoology
  • Research Skills

The applicant sought for this post will be a strong zoologist or animal scientist with a PhD in a relevant subject and an emerging or established research track record that will complement the research activity of the Department. You will hold a higher education teaching qualification and be an experienced and highly motivated academic.  In addition to teaching, it is essential that you have experience of providing undergraduate and postgraduate research support and supervision.

You will be well organised, with excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate complex ideas effectively.  You will play an active role in team development and be able to work effectively with others as a member of the academic team.

In support of your on-line application, please submit a single document to include:

  • a covering letter;
  • full CV;
  • a teaching statement;
  • a research statement.

This should clearly address your suitability for the role as outlined in the associated Job Description and Person Specification. If the 1MB file size restriction makes this difficult or impossible, please email all your supporting documentation to CSTHR@ntu.ac.uk.

Closing date: 4th January 2021

Interview date: TBA

If you have any specific queries in relation to this position, please contact Dr Kelly Yarnell, Principal Lecturer and Courses Manager, Animal and Equine Science, on +44 (0)115 8485361, or via email kelly.yarnell@ntu.ac.uk

To submit an online application for this position please visit www.ntu.ac.uk/vacancies.

We’re proud of how far we’ve come. With a shared vision, we are a community of more than 4,000 colleagues, all committed to our goal of becoming the University of the Future. Do you have the passion to help us to go even further? www.ntu.ac.uk