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Associate Professor of Adaptation to the Environment

Life Sciences

Location:  University Park
Salary:  £51,630 to £61,618 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Thursday 06 December 2018
Reference:  MED258718

The School invites applications to the above role. The role holder will be expected to make a significant leadership impact within their academic area in research and teaching. Building on an established track record in their field the role holder will be able to develop a programme of research that is supported by funding from research councils and other external organisations, contribute to our teaching on the Biology, Zoology, Genetics and Natural Sciences degrees and contribute to leading curriculum design. 

Line management responsibilities including the responsibility for the professional development, mentoring of team members and contribution to the overall administration of the School. 

As a division within the School, we have existing research strengths in ecology and evolution, microbial engineering, microbial pathogenicity and immunity, developmental biology and human molecular genetics. Research is focussed on both pro- and eukaryotes. More broadly, we are aligned to two of the University’s cross-faculty research initiatives, which are "Future Foods” and “Green Chemicals”, and also the University’s ‘Life in Changing Environments’ Research Priority Area. 

During the first two years of the appointment teaching and administration burdens will be minimised to allow the role-holder to focus on securing new research income, submitting high quality publications, and kick-starting collaborative activities.  

The role will be responsible for generating new intellectual understanding/knowledge through the application of knowledge and for developing ideas for application of research and teaching outcomes. 

Candidates must hold a PhD or equivalent in a relevant subject area.  

As part of the application process, please identify what you consider to be your best 4 papers to date. 

This is a full-time permanent role, however job share arrangements may be considered.

More information on this and other posts within the School of Life Sciences can be found at

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Sara Goodacre: and Dr Andrew MacColl: Please note that applications sent directly to these email addresses will not be accepted.

The School of Life Sciences holds an Athena Silver SWAN Award, in recognition of our commitment to supporting and advancing women’s careers in the life sciences (STEMM). You can read more about this initiative at 

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The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.