Lecturer in Conservation Science
The School of Anthropology and Conservation is seeking to appoint an ambitious and highly motivated Lecturer in Conservation Science, with a strong research profile in conservation social science and expertise in quantitative methods, to join the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE).
DICE is a world-leading conservation research centre which sits within the School. It carries out high impact research to inform conservation management and/or policy, in order to protect biodiversity and the ecological processes that support both ecosystems and people. DICE is one of the largest conservation focused academic institutes in the UK, setting itself apart from more traditionally-minded institutions by conducting applied conservation research that breaks down the barriers between natural and social sciences.
The successful candidate will have a primary research focus in conservation-related social sciences, together with expertise in quantitative skills. They will bring a cutting-edge research agenda and publication profile that will contribute to the REF strategy of the School and the University. The post-holder will have an academic background that enhances the existing strengths of DICE and the School in biodiversity conservation, natural resource management or the environment more broadly. We would especially welcome applications from candidates with a track-record in conservation and development/livelihoods, sustainability, conservation governance/policy, or conservation psychology and behaviour change.
As Lecturer in Conservation Science you will:
- carry out internationally excellent, cutting-edge research, independently and collaboratively
- produce publications of world-leading quality that will contribute significantly to the School’s REF strategy
- actively promote the School’s scholarly activities
To be successful in this role you will have:
- a PhD (or equivalent) in an area of social science relevant to conservation (awarded or to be completed by 1st February 2017)
- a strong track record of high-impact research publications in journals relevant to conservation social science
- excellent communication and interpersonal skills
School of Anthropology and Conservation
The School of Anthropology and Conservation at Kent was founded in 1997. It is unique in recognising the importance of the fundamental link between human society, human evolution, and conservation of the natural environment.
Start date for applications: 23 January 2017
Closing date for applications: 22 February 2017
Interviews are to be held: w/c 13 March 2017