Lecturer in Life Sciences (Biology-GIS)

Job Category
Teaching, Research & Scholarship
Vacancy Type
Employment Type
Full time
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Faculty/Prof Service
Faculty of Science & Engineering
Closing Date
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About ARU:

ARU is a vibrant workplace and our University is gaining prominence both nationally and internationally. We have ambitious plans for the future and we are determined that our students and staff will realise their full potential. Our main campuses in the cities of Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough have been transformed with major capital investment. With an annual turnover of over £200m, we are a major force for higher education and one of the largest universities in the East of England.


About the Role:

You’ll join our School of Life Sciences working in the Biology subject team, based in our Faculty of Science and Engineering in Cambridge. We’re a forward-looking and enthusiastic School with a vision that combines commitment to a strong and active research culture with excellence in learning and teaching. We are seeking a motivated academic who has the commitment and ability to make a full and active contribution to our teaching and administration within the School.


You’ll contribute to teaching and administration in our courses, which cover areas of animal behaviour, biodiversity, conservation, marine biology and zoology. You’ll also contribute to our research culture, working with colleagues in the Behavioural Ecology Research Group and/or the Applied Ecology Research Group (AERG). Biology had 22 staff submitted for the previous REF exercise, and the majority of our papers were judged as internationally excellent or world leading.


With a PhD or professional doctorate or nearing completion, in a related discipline, you’ll also have teaching experience in higher education. You’ll be committed to research and prepared to work as part of multi-disciplinary teams as well as developing your personal research activities. You’ll possess excellent communications skills and will demonstrate a flexible approach to work.


For informal enquiries please contact Dr Alvin Helden, Deputy Head of School at alvin.helden@aru.ac.uk, or Professor Christopher Parris, Head of School of Life Sciences at chris.parris@aru.ac.uk


Find out more about working with us.

We offer an extensive range of benefits including a generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.

We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working. 


 Flexible Working


Guidance Notes: 

For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification above. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.