Senior Lecturer in Marine Biology

Senior Lecturer in Marine Biology

Newcastle University

Newcastle, United Kingdom

The Role

This an exciting opportunity for an ambitious marine biologist/ecologist to join our well-established marine science research and teaching community. You will be expected to conduct world-leading research and to deliver research-led teaching in the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences (SNES).

We welcome applications from any area of marine biology/ecology. Example areas including, but are not limited to: marine zoology, fish biology/ecology, conservation and biodiversity, molecular biology/ecology. Newcastle University has a rich heritage in undertaking marine science research and is one of the few UK universities with its own marine station (Dove Marine Laboratory).

You will be joining an ambitious and collegiate group of marine scientists, as well as interacting with colleagues from a wide range of disciplines within SNES.

The School is involved in a number of DTPs and CDTs (e.g. NERC One Planet, IAPETUS2) in these research areas ensuring ready access to PhD studentships and external partners (e.g. British Antarctic Survey).

Alongside your research you will be expected to contribute to our Marine Biology/Zoology and Biological Sciences undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes. We are a world class research-led teaching university and are particularly keen to appoint candidates with modern and innovative teaching approaches, which will inspire, engage and equip our students to tackle the grand challenges our planet faces.

Key Accountabilities

  • Conduct internationally-recognised research into an area of marine biology/ecology;
  • Work collaboratively with marine science and biology/zoology colleagues, developing inter-disciplinary research portfolios which impact on national and international policy agendas;
  • Contribute to an internationally visible research profile that delivers impact in the area of marine biology/ecology/zoology;
  • Deliver high quality undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in marine and biological/zoology sciences as directed by the Head of School;
  • Contribute to the delivery of residential field courses both in the UK and overseas;
  • Supervise postgraduate students and support the coordination (research synergies and training) of a wider network of students within the School;
  • Act in a collegiate manner, making a positive contribution to maintaining and enhancing a working environment that upholds equality, diversity and inclusivity;
  • Participate in the management and administration of relevant modules within the School and contribute to the development of new initiatives in these areas;
  • Provide mentoring, academic guidance and pastoral support to students in support of their learning experience;
  • To be a member of relevant academic and teaching groups supporting collective activity in research and teaching;
  • Represent the School and University at national and international meetings and conferences to disseminate research and/or scholarship outputs.

The Person

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • In depth knowledge/expertise in a relevant area of marine biology/ecology;
  • International standing in marine biology/ecology;
  • Knowledge of the UK and international funding landscape;
  • Established international research profile;
  • A strong track record in publishing in high impact international journals for career stage;
  • A strong track record of income generation to support research from a range of funders;
  • Experience of successful leadership of funded research;
  • Evidence of presentation of work to the national and international research community (e.g. conferences, seminars and similar high profile events);
  • Experience of developing innovative teaching practices at undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
  • Experience of leading curriculum development and programme administration;
  • Experience of providing mentoring, academic guidance and pastoral support to students.

Attributes and Behaviour

  • The ability to inspire research collaborators and students and promote SNES’ strengths in marine science research;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively and exchange knowledge to develop research etworks across disciplies and sectors;
  • Professionalism and Academic Excellence;
  • Ability to meet the University's standard for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF);
  • Ability to communicate complex oral and written information clearly;
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on their own initiative;
  • Ability and willingness to work in interdisciplinary environments;
  • Ability to engage with and respond enthusiastically and positively to students;
  • Ability to engage in pastoral care where appropriate;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and constructively with both academic colleagues and support staff;
  • Commitment to maintain and support a diverse and inclusive environment, where colleagues and students are treated fairly and with respect.


  • A PhD or equivalent research experience in a relevant discipline;
  • Hold a Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy or have an equivalent teaching qualification or the willingness to complete and pass the Universities teaching and learning training programme.

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