Associate Professor in Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7079743 (Ref.No. FBSBY1134)
Posted: June 11, 2021

Job Description

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a passion to educate the next generation of undergraduate and post graduate conservation biologists? Do you have an established background in biodiversity and ecosystems management, with excellent links to policy makers or practitioners both nationally and internationally? Do you want to further your career in one of the UKs leading Universities in research and teaching excellence? 

Conservation Biology is a strategic priority for our Faculty and we  are looking to expand our core expertise by recruiting an academic specialising in one or more of the following areas: biodiversity, conservation ecology, global change biology, decision science applied to ecosystems, quantitative ecology, biodiversity modelling for applied questions, or a related area.

You will continue to build on your existing international networks and research focus, as well as fostering new local, national and international networks in academia and conservation. Working across the boundary between fundamental biodiversity and applied research, you will strive for science that makes a real-world difference. You will play a key role in developing and teaching new postgraduate and undergraduate courses in this area. 

You should have a PhD in biodiversity/ ecology/ conservation science/ conservation biology/ ecosystem management or a related discipline with a track record of research outputs in refereed publications of internationally excellent quality and a track record of partnership with national or international stakeholders or policy makers.

The University of Leeds and the Faculty of Biological Sciences are committed to providing equal opportunities for all and offer a range of family friendly policies. The University is a charter member of Athena SWAN (the national body that promotes gender equality in higher education), and the Faculty of Biological Sciences was awarded a Silver award in 2020.  We are proud to be an inclusive Faculty that values all staff, and are happy to consider job share applications and requests for flexible working arrangements from our employees. Our Athena SWAN webpage provides more information.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Lisa Collins, Professor of Animal Science, Head of School of Biology

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 5940 Email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Biological Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Biology
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 9
Salary:  £51,034 to £59,135 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Thursday 10 June 2021
Closing Date:  Friday 09 July 2021
Reference:  FBSBY1134

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.


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