The School of Life Sciences at Keele University are looking for a Professor of Entomology. You should have an excellent research record and an exciting research agenda alongside teaching and student supervision skills, and experience of academic leadership.

We are looking for a Reader or Professor with expertise in any area of entomology, particularly those with a research focus that complements our current strengths which include insect ecology, pest management, and vector-borne pathogens.

Candidates will be evaluated on a range of research outcomes including publications, obtaining competitive funding, generating collaborations and partnerships, promoting the careers of junior scientists, and enterprise and outreach activities. The successful candidate will promote the supportive, inclusive, and collaborative research culture within the school, including mentorship of early career researchers.

In addition to their research role the successful candidate will contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching within the School. In order to achieve this you will be able to incorporate your knowledge and experience of entomology into exciting learning experiences for students.

The Benefits

The University recognises that its success depends upon the contribution and dedication of its talented staff. In return, we have a competitive benefits package available, including:  

  • Competitive rate of pay with annual increments within the grade  (Keele Spine)
  • Generous annual leave entitlement with opportunities to purchase additional leave  
  • Excellent staff pension scheme   
  • Access to continued personal, professional and career development   
  • On site ‘outstanding’ nursery    
  • Discounted health & fitness facilities on site  
  • Cycle to work scheme (subject to eligibility)

Please note that the starting salary will typically be at the bottom of the pay scale shown above, The University is committed to operating flexible working practices wherever possible. 

The University

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience.  With a turnover in excess of £170 million, over 12,500 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research.

Keele University values diversity, and is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity, and to proper and fair representation across its senior decision making groups. In support of these commitments, the University particularly welcomes expressions of interest and applications from women and from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds, for this post.

Keele University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN charter, and values equality and diversity across our workforce.  We strive to ensure that our workforce is representative of broader society, and therefore, we would actively welcome applications from women for this role.

Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.

How to Apply

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For informal enquiries may be addressed to the Head of School Professor Pip Beard ( .  Applications to this address will not be accepted. 

KU00003248 ReaderProfessor in Entomology JDPS.pdf

Closing Date: 23rd May 2023

Post reference: KU000003248

Job title: Reader / Professor in Entomology

Job reference: KU00003248

Application closing date: 23/05/2023

Location: Keele University Campus

Salary: Grade 10 and Starting Salary £66,890 (Incremental progression)

Basis: Full time

Job category/type: Academic and Research

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