Applications are invited for the post of University Lecturer in Plant Sciences 
(= Assistant Professor in North America), to take up post in October 2019. 
Responsibilities include teaching undergraduates; research; supervision of 
graduate students; other duties associated with academic life. There is the 
opportunity for the successful applicant to become a Fellow of a College, we 
are operating a collaboration with Newnham College under the Trinity scheme for 
Joint Lectureships.

We welcome excellent candidates in all areas of Plant and/or Microbial Ecology 
including those with an interest in biodiversity conservation. The University 
has recently established a Conservation Initiative with the construction of the 
David Attenborough Building at the cost of £60M. This is a vibrant 
collaborative and interdisciplinary research hub that houses a number of 
academic groups and members of several NGOs based in Cambridge.

The appointee will teach undergraduates through lectures, ecology and evolution 
field courses, practical classes and small group supervisions, and will be 
motivated to further innovate our teaching methods. We expect the successful 
candidate to develop a research programme that complements and reinforces the 
existing Departmental research portfolio.

Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant field and an outstanding record of 
excellence in research that is reflected in their publications. They will have 
sufficient breadth and/or depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline, and 
of research methods and techniques to develop research objectives, projects and 
proposals. Candidates should be able to teach to a high standard, manage a 
diverse workload, and have the ability to lead their own research programme.

Please include with your application a detailed CV (including an up-to-date 
publications list) and a covering letter indicating how you would contribute to 
teaching and research in the Department. The closing date is 3 March 2019.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be 
required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button at This will route you to the University's 
Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have 
not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please note if you have not received any news 1 month after the closing date 
you should consider that on this occasion your application has been 

Please quote reference PD17290 on your application and in any correspondence 
about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible 
to live and work in the UK.

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