The University of Wolverhampton

Lecturer in Animal Ecology

Wolverhampton Campus
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Contract Type
Advert Status
36,382 - 43,434 pa
Closing Date
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The Wolverhampton School of Sciences offers high quality learning and teaching to a diverse community of students on a range of undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes. We deliver a successful portfolio of courses accredited by major professional bodies including the RSB for our Bioscience and Animal Behaviour and Wildlife Conservation courses. Our teaching and research is supported by excellent facilities for both lab and field work with additional investment in staffing and analytical equipment imminent.


We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Animal Ecology to join our vibrant School as part of the Animal Behaviour and Wildlife Conservation team. You will need to demonstrate a depth and strength of knowledge to develop and deliver innovative learning and teaching and fieldwork on our Animal Behaviour and Wildlife Conservation programmes, as well as contribute to research and knowledge exchange.  You will contribute also to the development and delivery of new programmes and fieldwork provision in this area.


You must have a good first degree in a relevant subject or equivalent and have either completed a PhD or be able to demonstrate significant experience in the field, for example as a consultant. We would particularly welcome applicants with subject expertise in freshwater ecology and genetics, however other specialists will be considered on the basis of how this would complement the existing team, either through taxon expertise or methodological approaches. You should have a recognised teaching qualification (e.g. FHEA or PGCert) or be willing to undertake such a qualification.  Experience in delivering teaching in a blended learning environment would be a benefit.


You must evidence the delivery of research outcomes that will contribute to the REF or KEF (Research Excellence or Knowledge Exchange Framework respectively); evidence of independent research in an area that complements current activity, with the capability of attracting support, or demonstrate plans to engage with one or more of the successful research areas that form part of the School’s research portfolio.  Good communication and organisational skills are essential attributes.


As a University of Opportunity we are committed to promoting and developing a collaborative, ambitious, respectful and effective culture and environment for all.


For an informal discussion about the post please contact the Head of School, Professor Gary Hix (, Tel: 01902 322365), or the Deputy Head of School, Dr Georgina Manning (, Tel: 01902 321842).  


The University of Wolverhampton celebrates diversity and recognises that difference brings value to our organisation.

As part of our commitment to ensure the diversity of staff body reflects the diversity of the student and local communities we serve, we particularly welcome applications from candidates of Black, Asian, or Ethnic Minority heritage, and candidates who are Disabled (including people who whilst not self-defining as disabled do encounter challenges due to a society that disables them by lack of inclusivity).

We are proud to have been awarded Disability Confident employer status, included in the Stonewall list of employers and are working towards improving our practices against Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter. We believe in creating an even playing field for all our colleagues, where we can all belong.


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