Lecturer (Education and Research) in Environment and Health

University of Exeter
May 29, 2024
Offerd Salary:£41,732
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Contract Type:fixed term contract
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Cornwall (Hybrid)


The starting salary will be from £41,732 (pro rata if part time) on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience.


Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

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Lecturer (Education and Research) in Environment and Health

Job description

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

The above full time post is available from 15 August 2024 on a fixed term contract for 12 months in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.

The role

This full time post is primarily maternity cover, for a period of 12 months, for the research and education responsibilities of staff in the microbiology team at the University of Exeter Medical School's European Centre for Environment and Human Health in Penryn, Cornwall.

The post is situated in the Centre's successful antimicrobial resistance research group based in the Environment and Sustainability Institute laboratories and will involve teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level and research support across a wide range of PhD and externally funded research projects including a large Horizon Europe project on the impacts of climate change on pathogen evolution and ecology in coastal environments.

About you

For a Lecturer post you will have:

  • PhD (nearing completion) or equivalent in microbiology.
  • Sufficient knowledge in microbiology to deliver teaching and contribute to research programmes.
  • Teamwork skills to work in collaboration with existing group members.
  • An active and supportive approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research that will help to foster interactions and links both within the University and externally with other educational bodies, professional institutions and employers.
  • The attitude and ability to engage in continuous professional development.
  • The aptitude to develop familiarity with a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning.
  • Enthusiasm for delivering undergraduate programmes.
  • An understanding of the importance of equality and diversity within an organisation and a commitment to helping create an inclusive culture.
  • Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

    What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career

  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a Fertility Treatment Policy

  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Cornwall

  • The University of Exeter

    We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 and QS World University Ranking 2024). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2023, underpinned by Gold ratings for Student Experience and Student Outcomes.

    Our world-leading research impact has grown more than any other Russell Group university in recent years, and we are home to some of the world's most influential researchers, seeking to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99 percent of our research is of international quality and 47 percent is world-leading (2021 Research Excellence Framework).

    We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City

    Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

    We are committed to ensuring reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

    Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community.

    With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.

    We are proud signatories of the Armed Forces Covenant and welcome applications from service people.

    Further information

    For an informal and confidential discussion about the post please contact Professor Will Gaze ([email protected]), Professor Ben Wheeler ([email protected]) or Professor Conny Guell ([email protected]).

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