Senior Lecturer in Ecology

Queen Mary University of London School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

United Kingdom

Senior Lecturer in Ecology (Teaching & Research) 

Department: School of Biological & Chemical Sciences
Salary: £55,840 - £62,415 per annum (Grade 7)
Reference: QMUL24757
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 21-Apr-2021
Closing date: 20-May-2021


Applications are invited for the role of Senior Lecturer in Ecology. We are seeking an outstanding candidate with an established track record of research and teaching in a field of Ecology. We particularly welcome applications from candidates whose research areas encompass conservation and/or policy, and/or have impact outside of academia.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Biological Sciences and / or relevant professional qualification and / or equivalent professional experience. As a Senior Lecturer, you will be expected to have an excellent research profile and record of independent research, as evidenced by, for example, successful PhD supervision, substantial external research funding, and/or a sustained publication record of well-cited papers. All candidates should have a strong interest in pursuing excellence in teaching and supervising undergraduate and graduate students.

The post-holder will be based in the Department of Biology, part of the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences. The Department has core strengths in Ecology and Genomics, and the wider School is a large and expanding academic unit that provides a supportive, friendly and collaborative environment.

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable. Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.

We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum, a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is a full time, permanent appointment, with an expected start date of August 2021 or earlier. The starting salary will be in Grade 7, in the range of £55,840 - £62,415 per annum (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.  We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or Other Minority Ethnic groups and women as these groups are underrepresented at this level at Queen Mary.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Professor Stephen Rossiter at

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 20 May 2021.  Interviews are expected to be held thereafter.

The School of Biological and Chemical Sciences is committed to promoting diversity in science. We hold an Athena SWAN Silver Award and we positively welcome applications from women and other underrepresented groups.

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