Lecturer in Ecology

Vacancy ID: 8231
Main Location: CSM - King's Cross, London UK
Hours: 14.8
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £39,275 to £47,120 pro rata (£15,710 - £18,848 per annum)
Closing date: July 11, 2022 10:55 pm

The role

The Lecturer in Ecology, is responsible for delivering of a range of content related to regenerative design knowledge and key ecological principles on the MA Regenerative Design course.

The MA Regenerative Design course is a brand new online course that incorporates principles of deep ecology and living system thinking and a fundamental understanding of planetary health to develop new design propositions that can help empower communities and restore our biodiversity and climate. You will inform the curriculum through your knowledge and expertise working on increasing the impact and relevance of research and regenerative design pedagogies.

The post-holder is responsible for delivering a range of ecological approaches on the MA Regenerative Design course and will work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary course team (with a designer and an ecologist), deploying specialist expertise to develop pedagogy and curriculum for design students to learn about key ecological principles.

Further information on the MA Regenerative Design course: https://www.arts.ac.uk/subjects/textiles-and-materials/postgraduate/ma-regenerative-design-csm

Why choose us?

University of the Arts London is the world’s second University for Art and Design in the QS World University Rankings® 2021. Our diverse and talented community comprises over 5,000 academic, professional, and technical staff. Together we are committed to social purpose. This includes creating a better a more sustainable world and championing race equality.

We offer highly creative working environments that inspire staff across all areas to fulfil their potential and continuous training to further develop their skills and expertise. We also offer hybrid and flexible working practices, and excellent staff benefits to improve your work life balance. 

Your Profile

Before completing an application form, candidates should please download the candidate information pack and the job description/person specification for the role and read the full list of requirements and selection criteria before applying as this will be the criteria on which your application will be assessed).

 

Requirements of the role:

    • Undergraduate degree in ecology or associated subject.
    • A strong holistic knowledge of the relationship between the environment and the UN Sustainability Goals, as well as of current legislation, and policies relating to climate action is essential.
    • Experience of teaching & assessment in a higher education environment (permanent, fractional, or hourly paid contract), including experience of online/ blended learning.
    • Applies an inquiring, innovative and reflexive approach to teaching.
    • Considers equality, diversity and inclusivity in all aspects of teaching and assessment.
    • Shows commitment to understanding the range of students’ experiences within a course.
    • Collaborates and works effectively within team and across different professional groups.
    • Evidence of research, knowledge exchange and/ or professional practice that contributes to the advancement of sustainable design activity and is relevant to the goals of the Programme, College and University.
    • Deep ecology and living system thinking and teaching in topics such as planetary boundaries, permaculture, circular and regenerative systems, biodiversity framework, climate research and science-based targets, nature conservation and rewilding.
    • Evidence of using contacts within subject peer group to develop partnerships or collaboration.
    • Familiar with debates and research relating to decolonising the curriculum and awarding gaps within the HE Sector.
    • Plans, prioritises and manages resources effectively to achieve objectives.
    • Higher degree (e.g. MA) in design studies, engineering, materials science or associated subject (Desirable).
    • Teaching qualification (PG Cert or equivalent) (Desirable).
    • Member of the Higher Education Academy (Desirable).

UAL is committed to addressing the under-representation of staff from Black and Minority Ethnic communities, using our student profile as a reference point.

In return, University of the Arts London offers generous leave, an attractive salary and pension plus a commitment to your continuing personal development and training in an environment that encourages excellence, creativity, and diversity. If you have any queries about this role please email the CSM Resourcing Team on: 0207 514 7885 or jobenquiries@csm.arts.ac.uk.

UAL is committed to creating diverse and inclusive environments for all staff and students to work and learn – a university where we can be ourselves and reach our full potential. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and Staff Support Networks. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, including race, disability, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, and caring responsibility.

Candidates are advised to submit applications early.

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