Senior Lecturer / Reader / Chair in Environmental Sustainability and Natural Resource Management

Imperial College London

Job description
Job summary

Applications are invited from outstanding individuals for a Senior Lecturer / Reader / Chair in Environmental Sustainability and Natural Resource Management, Centre for Environmental Policy (CEP). The Centre for Environmental Policy has a long-standing commitment to research and teaching in environmental sustainability. The post in Environmental Sustainability is created to focus on natural resource management, and to collaborate broadly across the Department and the College.

Duties and responsibilities

You will be a key staff member providing expertise in environmental sustainability with a focus on environmental and/or ecological resource management. You will undertake research scholarship and specialist teaching in collaboration with other staff and will teach relevant elements of the Core Course and the Environmental Resource Management Option of the MSc in Environmental Technology, as appropriate.

You will be engaged with research, education, and administrative duties in alignment with the Centre’s strategy, goals and vision. Among your research duties, you will direct a research programme at the highest levels of scientific rigor, supervise, train and mentor research staff and students, obtain funds and research grants and encourage and guide junior research staff to do the same, and establish links with industry. You will teach and examine courses at all levels and supervise PhD, MSc and MSci theses. You will also undertake appropriate administrative tasks in support of the department’s Faculty’s teaching and research activities and attend relevant academic or management committees.

Full information on duties, responsibilities and criteria can be found in the Job Description.

Essential requirements

  • PhD (or equivalent) in disciplines complementary to the CEPs main research interests
  • A reputation (commensurate with career stage) and expertise in the field of environmental sustainability and natural resource management
  • A significant or sustained track record (commensurate with career stage) in attracting high levels of research funding in relevant areas of environmental science policy, natural resource management and sustainability
  • Extensive experience in leading the design of research programmes
  • An excellent record of research, evidenced by a portfolio of research publications, confirming national / international standing (commensurate with career stage)
  • A record of research in the field of science, policy and sustainability, underpinned by a relevant list of publications commensurate with career stage.
  • Experience of and interest in working at the science/engineering-regulatory/policy interface
  • Experience in training Undergraduate and Postgraduate students
  • Experience in supervision of higher degrees (PhD)
  • Evidence of management and administration experience
  • Ability to communicate well, conveying ideas and concepts clearly and effectively

Further information

Starting salary: From £84,491 per annum for Chair;                                                                                                                            From £73,806 per annum for Reader;                                                                                                                          From £68,313 – £71,264 per annum for Senior Lecturer

This role would be suitable for people seeking to develop leadership in research, teaching, and administration. The appointment will be made at a level commensurate with the appointee’s experience and track record.  

Please see our Further Particulars  for more information about the College and the benefits available to staff. 

For informal discussions about this position, please contact Dr Jem Woods, Director of Centre for Environmental Policy, Email: [email protected] ; Professor Mark Burgman, Chair in Risk Analysis and Environmental Policy, Email: [email protected] .            

Queries relating to the application process should be directed to: Mrs Maria Monteiro, Senior Appointments Manager, Email: [email protected] 

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see evaluation/   

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level. research


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