Principal Lecturer in Science and Environment




Location: Ambleside or Carlisle
Starting Salary: £56,021 with incremental progression to £64,914
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Release Date: Wednesday 29 November 2023
Closing Date: 23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 21 January 2024
Interview Date: Friday 09 February 2024
Reference: XX082122-R-R

The Institute of Science and Environment is seeking an experienced academic with proven expertise of programme development and leadership, underpinned by a strong academic track record in teaching, administration, and an active portfolio of research and/ or knowledge exchange. We invite applicants to join our team from any discipline relevant to the Institute but would be particularly welcome applications from candidates associated with one or more of: Ecology, Conservation, Forestry, and Zoology.

Working as a member of the Institute’s Senior Leadership Team, you will take responsibility for leading programme teams and for the day-to-day operational management of the Institute’s portfolio such that we achieve the best possible student outcomes and ensure all students have access to a high-quality learning experience. In addition, you will contribute to the wider strategic activities of the Institute. You will be committed to your own professional development and that of others, able to inspire and motivate teams to meet targets and encourage a culture of collaboration and continuous improvement to deliver the University and Institute’s strategic plans. You will also support the development of a vibrant, accessible, impactful and open research environment.

The Institute of Science and Environment is one of five Institutes within the University. It is a busy and well-established Institute which has strong links with professional bodies and employers which is reflected in the high level of employment our students enjoy. It enjoyed success in REF2021 and is actively and strategically building on these achievements.

The Institute is split across two sites, Ambleside, and Carlisle, to suit the academic portfolio and delivery needs of the programmes. The academic portfolio includes a range of undergraduate programmes including Outdoor Leadership, Outdoor Education, Geography, Forestry and a range of Conservation programmes at our Ambleside Campus and Biomedical Science, Forensic Science, Environmental Science and Zoology at our Carlisle Campus. Additionally, we have a developing postgraduate taught provision and a growing postgraduate research community.

We are open to exploring the base campus (Ambleside or Carlisle) of the successful candidate, although the role requires working across the Institute as required.

The University and Institute are committed to providing a supportive and collaborative working environment for all staff. There is a comprehensive programme of staff development for academic staff and all colleagues are encouraged and supported to enhance and develop their careers.

The University offers an attractive benefits package including 35 days' annual leave plus bank holidays, 25 research and scholarly activity days, support for professional development, support to achieve Higher Education Academy/ Advance HE accreditation, mentor provision in the first year of employment and opportunity for career development.

Informal enquiries:

Dr Helen Manns | Director the Institute of Science and Environment | T: 01228 279457 | M: 07815 493063 | helen.manns@cumbria.ac.uk

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