Staff Vacancies


Departmental Lecturer in Evolutionary Ecology

Salary: Grade 7: 30,434 - 37,394 p.a.

Applications are invited for the post of Departmental Lecturer in Evolutionary Ecology in the Department of Zoology, South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PS. The start date is 1 October 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

This is a role that combines responsibility for teaching a component of the Biological Sciences undergraduate degree course with the opportunity to conduct research in collaboration with current academic members of the department.

The Departmental Lecturer will contribute to teaching Evolutionary Ecology including contributing to field courses - with an emphasis on vertebrate field ecology - and contributing to lecture courses in Animal Behaviour, Behavioural, Ecology and/or Evolutionary Ecology. The postholder will provide guidance to technicians and demonstrators who assist with field courses.

Candidates should have a PhD and research specialisation in a relevant field and an excellent research and publication record commensurate with career stage.

This post is fixed-term for 4 years.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application (Ref 118118).

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 27 May 2015 will be considered.

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Research Fellowships - Avian Behaviour, Ecology and Evolution (2 posts)

Salary: Grade 7: 30,434 - 37,394 p.a.

Up to two Research Fellowships are available to be held at the Edward Grey Institute, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, from October 2015. The fellowships are open to applicants from any nationality, and in any area of research using birds as a model system to address questions in the broad fields of behaviour, ecology and evolution. Preference will be given to candidates whose research integrates across two or more of these fields. Applications are invited from candidates with up to 4 years’ postdoctoral experience at 1 October 2015; the successful candidates will hold a PhD and research specialisation in a relevant field.

Holders of the EGI Research Fellowships will receive active mentoring and training in the development, and writing, of research proposals and future personal research fellowship applications. In addition to research, holders will also be expected to carry out some small-scale administrative activities, such as organising seminars or journal clubs, and providing mentoring to graduate students. There will be some opportunities for teaching undergraduates, but these are not a formal part of the duties of the posts. Some assistance with research and travel expenses is also available.

These positions are fixed-term for 2 years, with the possibility of extension for a third in exceptional circumstances.

Applications must consist of: (i) an up to date CV with contact details of three referees who have agreed to write supporting letters; (ii) electronic copies of the three most significant publications, with a statement about the applicant’s role in each piece of work; (iii) a research proposal of up to 2 pages of A4 (minimum 11 pt font).

Informal inquiries should be addressed to Professor Ben Sheldon (

Only applications received by 12.00 noon on Monday 22 June 2015 will be considered.

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