[voew-listserver] 2 Job openings at Sustainability Research Institute (SRI)/University of Leeds
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- Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 18:34:01 +0000
Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen
wir suchen zwei neue Kollegen für unser Institut. Wir expandieren sehr erfolgreich und können daher diese 2 Stellen neu schaffen. Die Details finden sich weiter unten. Dort sind auch Kontakte für informelle Fragen angegeben. Wer möchte, kann sich mit Fragen auch gerne an mich wenden.
Viel Erfolg beim Bewerben!
The University of Leeds
Faculty of Environment School of Earth and Environment Sustainability Research Institute
Two Lectureships in Sustainability
The Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) at the University of Leeds is seeking to make two Lectureship appointments as part of its continued development. SRI researches the social and economic dimensions of sustainability with a particular focus on institutions for environmental governance and the role of science in society. We are seeking inter-disciplinary social scientists with a proven track record in teaching and research with strong publications. You will have or expect to shortly to obtain a PhD in a relevant field. We are particularly interested in applicants who contribute either to our research groups on ecological economics or sustainable business or to the broader cross-cutting themes of science and society or environmental governance. Applicants who focus on other aspects of sustainable development are also encouraged to apply.
Lecturer A/B (£24,352 - £36,959 p.a.)
The University is introducing a new reward framework which will facilitate the recruitment, retention and motivation of world class staff. Under the new structure the minimum Lecturer A salary point will be £27,194 plus cost of living increases.
Informal enquiries to Dr Andy Dougill, Head of Environment, email: <mailto:adougill@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>adougill@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; tel. +44 (0)113 343 6782, or Dr Andy Gouldson, Director-elect of SRI, email: <mailto:a.gouldson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>a.gouldson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
To apply on line please visit <http://www.leeds.ac.uk/>http://www.leeds.ac.uk and click on ?jobs?. Application packs are also available via e-mail <mailto:recruitment@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>recruitment@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx or tel 0113 343 5771
Closing date 9 December 2005 Job ref 315012 Interviews to be held week commencing 9 January 2006 FURTHER PARTICULARS
Two Lectureships in Sustainability
The positions are available from April 2006 within the Sustainability Research Institute, School of Earth and Environment.
Sustainability Research Institute
The Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) is fast becoming an exciting major European force in sustainability research. SRI, made up of 40 academic staff, research staff and postgraduate students, has grown from just two academic positions in 2000. This will be further enhanced in January 2006 when Dr Andy Gouldson takes up the post of Chair and Director of Sustainability Research Institute. SRI is dedicated to the development and application of environmental analysis in realisation of the principles and tools of sustainable development. Our mission is thus to advance the theory and practice of development that progresses economic performance, environmental quality and social well-being as three mutually interdependent requirements.
Our website is: <http://www.env.leeds.ac.uk/sri/>http://www.env.leeds.ac.uk/sri/
Our strategic plan is based on four overlapping research strands: ecological economics; sustainable business; environment and development; and risk and sustainability. Collective cross-cutting foci of relevance to this post currently include: participatory environmental monitoring; environmental governance structures; community-led conservation initiatives, environmental learning; decision support processes; vulnerability and rural livelihood assessment; sustainability measurement (corporate, regional, urban scales), sustainable consumption and knowledge based environmental management.
School of Earth and Environment
The School of Earth and Environment was created in summer 2004 through the merger of two world-class departments: the School of the Environment and the School of Earth Sciences. SRI was formerly located within the School of the Environment. That School (formerly the Leeds Environment Centre) in turn was founded in 1990 as a co-ordinating focus for interdisciplinary environmental research across the University. It became a resource centre in 1993, holding its own budget, and in the same year launched its first undergraduate degree programmes.
The new School of Earth & Environment currently has 61 academic staff, over 50 research staff, over 120 research students and just over 1000 students in total. As a result of its rapid growth, the School of the Environment established two institutes in summer 2000, within which to organise its research activities: the Institute for Atmospheric Science (IAS); and the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI). Members of the former institute were submitted under the Environmental Science unit of assessment in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise; members of the latter were submitted under Geography. All achieved grade 5. Teaching is led by the School, whilst research is led by the institutes.
The School of Earth and Environment has a suite of undergraduate degree programmes, including BA Environmental Sustainability, BA Environmental Management, BA Environment and Business BSc Environmental Biogeoscience, BSc Environmental Science and BSc Earth System Science to which the successful candidate will contribute modules of interest.
The School also currently runs four MA programmes: MA Ecological Economics, MA Sustainable Business, MA Sustainable Development and MA in Environmental Consultancy. We also offer a research training degree: MRes Sustainability Research.
The University of Leeds
Leeds is one of the largest universities in Britain, with over thirty thousand students and more than six thousand staff, including over two thousand academic and academic-related staff. The University has departments in all major disciplines and also supports a number of specialised social science subjects with whom SRI has research links. These include Geography and the Institute of Transport Studies who make up the Faculty of Environment. In addition, collaboration exists with Leeds University Business School (LUBS), East Asian Studies, Politics and International Studies (POLIS), Law, Biology, Psychology and the Nuffield Institute of Health. Additionally, the University is associated with Leeds General Infirmary and St James?s University Hospital, both members of the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust.
This rich institutional context provides SRI in general, and you in particular, with considerable opportunities for research collaborations. SRI currently has active research collaborations with Biology, Geography, Engineering and the Business School, as well as with its sister Institutes within the School of Earth and Environment, which are world-class players in earth and atmospheric science research.
Summary of Post
You will have an international journal publication record that will enhance the School?s research reputation at national and international levels, with demonstration of originality and scholarship. In particular, they will have inter-disciplinary social science research experience from ?sustainability? projects and knowledge transfer experience through working with a range of stakeholders such as policy makers and industry. We are seeking an inter-disciplinary social scientists with a proven track record in teaching and research with strong publications that will enhance SRI?s profile. We are particularly interested in applicants who contribute to crosscutting research themes on issues relating to science and society, environmental governance, ecological economics or sustainable business, although applicants that focus on other aspects of sustainable development are also encouraged to apply. We would not expect to make both appointments under the same research theme.
You will be expected to build up an appropriate level of research funding and to attract postgraduate research students to the School.
You will be expected to maintain and enhance standards of student attainment at undergraduate and taught MA levels. Teaching duties will be based on your expertise but will be a mixture of supporting current modules and the development of new modules. This will include support of research methods and training modules at undergraduate and postgraduate.
You will be required to deliver and assess modules using innovative approaches and teaching methods. A contribution to the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate research projects, field trips and pastoral care is also be expected.
You will be expected to take initiatives to promote industrial, professional and community links and explore the scope for interdisciplinary collaboration within the University. The University expects lecturers to take advantage of training opportunities and to develop their professional competence.
You will be directly responsible to the Head of School and will be assigned a mentor or adviser during their probationary period. They will be expected to work with other members of research teams (both within SRI and more widely across the University and academic community) and where applicable to direct the work of post-doctoral research fellows and postgraduate students on grants.
· You will have or expect to shortly to obtain a PhD in a relevant field
· Published work in internationally refereed journals of a standard equivalent to a 2* Research Assessment Exercise 2008 Grade.
· A demonstrable capacity for original thought.
· Excellent communication and presentation skills.
· Good interpersonal skills.
· Good time management skills.
· A capacity to enthuse others and work successfully as a member of a team.
· Ability to assume responsibility for teaching, research or administration as well as developing external contacts.
· Ability to engage with and integrate different disciplinary perspectives.
· Lecturing, demonstrating and tutorial work experience.
· Development of external contacts and research funding success.
· Successful ongoing funding applications.
· Links to environmental policy decision making for sustainability.
· Links to broader school foci on climate change and water science; earth or atmospheric sciences.
· Interdisciplinary project experience.
· Programme design.
How to Apply
Applications should include the following:-
· A completed application form
· A Curriculum Vitae/information requested on page 2 of the form
· Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (Enclosed). Please return the Form in a separate envelope (enclosed) marked 'EOs Monitoring'.
Replies will be treated in complete confidence.
Completed applications should be returned to Kate Higham, School Administrator, School of Earth and Environment, EC Stoner Building, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT. Email c.a.higham@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx quoting job ref 315012 not later than 9 December 2005
If you are selected for interview you can expect to hear from the University not later than 4 weeks after the closing date. If you are not selected for interview the University will not contact you again.
A Criminal Records Disclosure is not required for this position.
The post is located EC Stoner Building. Disabled applicants wishing to review access to the building are invited to contact the department direct. Additional information may be sought from the Team Co-ordinator in Disability Services, email <mailto:disability@xxxxxxxxxxx>disability@xxxxxxxxxxx or tel 0113 343 3927
Disabled applicants are not obliged to inform employers of their disability but will still be covered by the Disability Discrimination Act once their disability becomes known.
The information you provide in your application will be used to consider your suitability for the post for which you have applied. If your application is not successful the information will be disposed of confidentially within 8 months. If your application is successful and you are appointed, your information and future data will be processed in accordance with the University's Data Protection Code of Practice. A copy of this code can be obtained from either the University's Human Resources Department or by visiting <http://www.leeds.ac.uk/hr/policy/index.htm>http://www.leeds.ac.uk/hr/policy/index.htm
Health and Safety Responsibilities
You are required to adhere and comply to the provisions of the Health and Safety at Work Act, related Regulations and in accordance to the University?s Policy on Health and Safety which can be accessed via <http://www.leeds.ac.uk/safety/usp/uspindex.htm>http://www.leeds.ac.uk/safety/usp/uspindex.htm
In addition you are also required to cooperate with regard to the implementation of Health and Safety arrangements and should not interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interest of Health, Safety and Welfare at Work.
For more information on the University and terms and conditions of appointments please visit <http://www.leeds.ac.uk/>http://www.leeds.ac.uk
________________________________________________ Dr. Frank Figge Sustainability Research Institute School of Earth & Environment University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT United Kingdom
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