Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science

University of Northampton

United Kingdom

October 23, 2022


Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science

Job Type

Part Time Permanent


£36,386 - £51,805 per annum pro rata


Waterside Campus

Closing Date


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  • About the Job

    Part time: 0.5 FTE

    Proposed interview date: W/C 31 October 2022

    The University of Northampton is seeking an inspirational Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science. You will join a focussed and collegiate team, with an embedded culture of student-focused teaching and high impact research.

    The successful applicant will teach within the Environmental Science and Geography team on specialist modules on our Geography, Environmental Science, Biological Sciences degrees. The successful applicant will have expertise in and experience of freshwater or terrestrial ecology. The ability to contribute to other modules across our programmes would be advantageous as would field skills such as, but not exclusively, identification, habitat surveys, GIS.

    As an academic, you will also be expected to contribute to the research and scholarly output of the subject area and work collegiately with other researchers within the Faculty and wider University. Research and scholarship are supported through our research centres, mentor scheme, and twenty-five days scholarly leave allowance.

    We want you to be able to carry out your work in a way that best supports UON and our students, but also you as an individual. We understand this may vary between different areas of the university as well as from one person to another. With Smarter Working you can work with increased flexibility, if you would like to, which can facilitate greater freedom and autonomy.

    About you

    You will have a BA/BSc (hons) or equivalent in Environmental Science, Ecology or associated discipline, and have experience in the delivery of high- quality teaching and assessment materials. You should have a background in freshwater or terrestrial environments and/or plant ecology. A PhD qualification (or being close to completion) in a relevant discipline, alongside experience of teaching and effective use of digital learning technologies in HE, is essential. Ideally, you will hold (SL) or be working towards (L) a professional body qualification such as Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

    The successful candidate will be ICT literate and ideally have experience in leading modules and programmes in HE settings. A track record of effective partnership working (internal and external) to develop scholarship and employability opportunities in community, non-profit, and private sector settings would be strongly advantageous.

    You will be highly disciplined, organised, supportive, and able to work collegiately within a team. The ability to produce research publications, successful grant applications, and/or generate commercial income, would be welcomed.

    Importantly, we are looking for individuals who are not only team players, with applied and academic expertise, but who will live our values of being Future Focused, Super Supportive, and having Social Impact.



  • Degree qualification or equivalent in relevant subject
  • Doctorate in relevant subject, completed or within 12 months of completion
  • Professional Recognition as HEA Fellow (D2) or teaching qualification recognised by HESA, or willingness to obtain within an agreed timescale
  • Desirable:

  • Master's degree in relevant subject
  • Relevant professional qualification
  • Faculty

    You will join a focussed and collegiate team, based in the Faculty of Arts, Science & Technology, with a strong culture of student-focused teaching and high impact research. This is a particularly good time to join us at the University, having recently achieved Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework. The Environmental Science and Geography team have recently validated a BSc in Climate Change.

    The team are committed to delivering super supportive programmes and were awarded 100% overall satisfaction in the 2020 National Student Survey. Fieldwork is considered an important part of our provision and we are currently reviewing our fieldwork provision.

    About Us

    Come to the University of Northampton and you will see that we do things a bit differently.

    We are one of the youngest universities in the UK but we are already leading the way in adding value to society, which we call social impact. We have won multiple awards for our work in this area, among others, but what matters the most to us is ensuring that our students and graduates have the opportunity to make their mark on the world too. That's why we were the first university in the UK to be named as a Changemaker Campus in 2012.

    We want to break the mould of what Higher Education can be. This has led us to build a whole new University from the ground up that is designed to reflect the way that students actually learn rather than the way they are expected to learn. Waterside Campus opened in September 2018.

    Our commitment to transforming lives and inspiring change is at the heart of all that we do.

    Right to Work

    All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.


    The University of Northampton is committed to providing a vibrant, ethical and sustainable work, study and living environment that values equality, diversity and inclusion.

    This commitment, along with our legal and moral obligations, provides an inclusive environment for staff, students and the public who may be affected by our activities.

    Together @ UON confirms our commitment to equality and inclusion, underpinned by our belief in taking action. We are dedicated to creating an environment that celebrates equality and harnesses the power of diversity.

    Together @ UON demonstrates our pledge to our staff, students and partners to nurture and develop an environment where equality and inclusion can thrive whilst we Transform Lives and Inspire Change.

    To find out more, please visit: https: // www. northampton.ac.uk/about- us/governance-and-management/management/equality-and-diversity/

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