The Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity researches the changing relationship between humanity and the natural world, and how we might maintain and develop a sustainable Earth. The Centre represents a 10-year interdisciplinary collaboration between the University of York, the University of Sherbrooke, University College London and the University of St Andrews. LCAB recognises biological gains as well as losses, and identifies the circumstances under which changes are perceived as positive or negative. It aims to understand and inform society’s response to these changes.
LCAB is home to a community of academics, researchers and postgraduate students from a wide range of disciplines. As such it is a dynamic environment where you will develop and spearhead research collaborations with academics from a host of intellectual perspectives. The Director will be supported by Associate Directors in complementary disciplines, a Centre Manager and Administrator, all of whom have been in post since LCAB launched in 2019.
The post will be associated with the Department of Biology, a large broad-spectrum biosciences department with disciplinary strength from ecology to biomedicine. Biology has an excellent reputation for both research and teaching, currently being ranked top for student satisfaction amongst research-intensive UK Universities and consistently being judged in the top 10 by the UK Research Excellence Framework exercises since 2008.
We seek an inspiring colleague to become the new Director of LCAB. You will take up your position at the start of the fifth year of the Centre’s 10-year programme. You will continue to build the LCAB community and take forward and develop its research aims. You will be an internationally recognised researcher in any area of Anthropocene biodiversity, a collaborative interdisciplinary leader who can harness research strengths across faculties, and be able to articulate the implications of biodiversity research for wider society.
Skills, Experience & Qualification needed
Informal enquiries may be directed to email@example.com
Closing Date: 03/01/2023
Interview Date: 25/01/2023
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