Applications are invited for an Associate Professor post in Plant Sciences, available from 1 October 2023.

Key responsibilities include teaching undergraduates; conducting world-leading research; advising postgraduate students and post-doctoral workers; and other duties associated with academic life. There is the opportunity to become a Fellow of a College.

We welcome excellent candidates who can teach and perform in the areas of Plant Biochemistry or Plant Metabolism, including those working in Bioengineering, Biotechnology, Synthetic Biology or protein-protein interactions. Applicants with research interests in central metabolism or secondary products are welcomed. The appointee will join a Department whose teaching and research stretches across the plant sciences discipline; from ecology and conservation, to physiology, genetics and genomics.

As an Associate Professor you will deliver excellent teaching, build a world-leading research group and contribute to the effective running of the Department. This will include undergraduate teaching through lectures, practical classes and small group supervisions, and contribution to the development of postgraduate training, including a new MPhil in Crop Sciences from 2023. Innovations in teaching methods are actively encouraged, as are engagement with mentoring and professional development.

We will support the successful candidate to develop a research programme that complements and reinforces existing Departmental research strengths. Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant field and sufficient breadth and/or depth of specialist knowledge in their chosen discipline to be able to teach to a high standard. They should also have evidence of excellence in research and demonstrated capacity to develop research objectives, projects and proposals. Appointments at the level of Associate Professor will usually be able to provide evidence of success in obtaining research funding to support research or career development.

Applications should consist of a letter of application, a statement of current and future research plans (no more than five pages), a curriculum vitae (including up-to-date publications list, and for three outputs, a concise narrative outlining the context for each piece of work, your contribution to the output and the importance of the findings). Your covering letter should summarise how you would contribute to teaching and research in the Department.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BAME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level.

Click the ‘Apply’ button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please note that if you have not received any news from us 1 month after the closing date you should consider that on this occasion your application has not been successful.

Please quote reference PD33777 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information

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Closing date: 5 January 2023

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