Professor/Reader in Marine Mammal Biology - AC2121ML
School of Biology

School of Biology, Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI), Salary: Professor - negotiable, Reader - £49,772 - £55,998 per annum, Start Date: As soon as possible

The School of Biology wishes to appoint a Professor or Reader as the Director of the Marine Mammal Instrumentation Group at the Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI).

The successful candidate will be an outstanding scholar of international standing in the fields of animal behaviour, ecology and/or physiology with a strong track record of leadership in facilitating the development of technological solutions to study animals particularly in the marine environment. A good understanding of instrumentation technology and engineering constraints is also required. The successful candidate will be expected to have a range of interests that strengthen and complement those within the Scottish Oceans Institute and the School of Biology and make an outstanding contribution to the field’s advancement through research outputs.  The successful candidate will be expected to prominently represent the University of St Andrews in the UK and international communities. Candidates will be expected to provide intellectual leadership to the SOI Marine Mammal Instrumentation Group by working with staff and outside scholars and agencies to develop and use new marine animal based sensors. The successful candidate will manage academic, engineering and technical staff to ensure the delivery of excellence in research outputs and teaching across a number of different platforms. The successful candidate will also be a member of the Management Group of the SOI and of the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) and so should be able to work with the Heads of SMRU and SOI as well as staff within the School to ensure coordinated, interdisciplinary research and teaching.   Candidates will hold a doctorate in biology or a cognate discipline and will be expected to teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level and supervise research students. 

Candidates will also be asked to do undergraduate lecturing. The primary criteria for appointment will be evidence of an internationally recognised research record and evidence of leadership and management of an academic institute or centre.

Informal enquiries about this post may be directed to Professor Vincent Janik, Director of the Scottish Oceans Institute (vj@st-andrews.ac.uk), or Professor Ailsa Hall, Director of the Sea Mammal Research Unit (ajh7@st-andrews.ac.uk). 

Applications are particularly welcome from women who are under-represented in Science posts at the University. 

The University of St Andrews is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, which is further demonstrated through its working on the Gender and Race Equality Charters and being awarded the Athena SWAN award for women in science, HR Excellence in Research Award and the LGBT Charter;  http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/.

Please quote ref:  AC2121ML

Closing Date:  10 July 2017

Further Particulars: 
AC2121ML FPs.doc

School of Biology
Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI)
Salary: Professor - negotiable, Reader - £49,772 - £55,998 per annum
Start Date:  As soon as possible
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School of Biology, Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI), Salary: Professor - negotiable, Reader - £49,772 - £55,998 per annum, Start Date: As soon as possible
 
The School of Biology wishes to appoint a Professor or Reader as the Director of the Marine Mammal Instrumentation Group at the Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI).

The successful candidate will be an outstanding scholar of international standing in the fields of animal behaviour, ecology and/or physiology with a strong track record of leadership in facilitating the development of technological solutions to study animals particularly in the marine environment. A good understanding of instrumentation technology and engineering constraints is also required. The successful candidate will be expected to have a range of interests that strengthen and complement those within the Scottish Oceans Institute and the School of Biology and make an outstanding contribution to the field’s advancement through research outputs.  The successful candidate will be expected to prominently represent the University of St Andrews in the UK and international communities. Candidates will be expected to provide intellectual leadership to the SOI Marine Mammal Instrumentation Group by working with staff and outside scholars and agencies to develop and use new marine animal based sensors. The successful candidate will manage academic, engineering and technical staff to ensure the delivery of excellence in research outputs and teaching across a number of different platforms. The successful candidate will also be a member of the Management Group of the SOI and of the Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU) and so should be able to work with the Heads of SMRU and SOI as well as staff within the School to ensure coordinated, interdisciplinary research and teaching.   Candidates will hold a doctorate in biology or a cognate discipline and will be expected to teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level and supervise research students. 

Candidates will also be asked to do undergraduate lecturing. The primary criteria for appointment will be evidence of an internationally recognised research record and evidence of leadership and management of an academic institute or centre.

Informal enquiries about this post may be directed to Professor Vincent Janik, Director of the Scottish Oceans Institute (vj@st-andrews.ac.uk), or Professor Ailsa Hall, Director of the Sea Mammal Research Unit (ajh7@st-andrews.ac.uk). 

Applications are particularly welcome from women who are under-represented in Science posts at the University. 

The University of St Andrews is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, which is further demonstrated through its working on the Gender and Race Equality Charters and being awarded the Athena SWAN award for women in science, HR Excellence in Research Award and the LGBT Charter;  http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/.

Please quote ref:  AC2121ML

Closing Date:  10 July 2017

Further Particulars: 
AC2121ML FPs.doc

School of Biology
Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI)
Salary: Professor - negotiable, Reader - £49,772 - £55,998 per annum
Start Date:  As soon as possible