The School of Biological Sciences is seeking to recruit a lecturer in Soil Science. Applicants should have strong numeracy skills to maintain and enhance the schools’ reputation in this area and may contribute to the delivery of statistical training.

The successful candidates will have a PhD and will have developed a significant contribution to a body of knowledge, as evidenced by research outputs or other outcomes appropriate to the discipline.  The candidates must also demonstrate an ability to teach effectively, to supervise undergraduate and postgraduate project students and postgraduate research students and should provide evidence of successful collaborations with other research teams/institutions.

The post-holders will join an enthusiastic and engaged group of scientists with a track record of high-quality research, team teaching, and a growing cohort of undergraduate and postgraduate students. The post holders will be encouraged to build on existing collaborations with colleagues working in Aberdeen, Scotland and beyond. International collaboration through effective networking is also important. Citizenship and a contribution to equity of all activities in the workload model is expected.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on Grade 7, £43,414– £51,805 per annum  with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Informal enquiries should be made to Graeme Paton, Head of School, or Michelle Pinard, Director of Education, 

Should you require a visa to undertake employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship under the requirements of the Skilled Worker visa.  At the time an offer of appointment is made, you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of qualification and competency in English. For research and academic posts, we will consider eligibility under the Global Talent visa. Please do not hesitate to contact Patrycja Bromm, HR Adviser (e-mail: for further information. 

The School of Biological Sciences embraces a diverse working environment and recognises the many benefits this can bring.  Applications from individuals from across all of the equality protected characteristics are encouraged.

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Job Reference Number:  SBS120A 

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The closing date for the receipt of applications is 15 September 2022

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