Lancaster Environment Centre
Salary: £32,590 to £53,765
Closing Date: Thursday 31 July 2014
Interview Date: Tuesday 23 September 2014
To develop research and teaching activities in the area of tropical land-use sustainability you should have a strong research background that addresses the grand challenges associated with environmental change in the tropics, such as deforestation and degradation, climate change, agricultural intensification, water resource management and urban expansion. This initiative is part of our mission to tackle the world's most pressing environmental issues through cutting edge research. We welcome applications from researchers from a broad range of disciplines including (but not limited to) ecology, conservation science, population-environment research, climate science and remote sensing. We also welcome applicants from researchers with inter-disciplinary backgrounds.
You should demonstrate how you will contribute to Lancaster Environment Centre's existing portfolio of tropical research. This should involve advancing research and/or teaching collaborations with institutions in tropical countries, which could involve a range of activities such as the development of Dual Masters or PhD programmes or large collaborative research initiatives.
Lancaster Environment Centre offers a unique platform to support the development of research and post-graduate studies in this area. We have pioneered Dual-PhD programmes with a Brazilian university (Federal University of Lavras), and share research links across South America, Africa and Asia. These are supported by our established strengths in inter-disciplinary global change research and sustainability science.
You will be expected to focus on developing international research links, but will likely contribute to the teaching of LEC undergraduate and post-graduate programmes.
Details of LEC's activities can be found on the Departmental web site:http://www.lec.lancs.ac.uk/
Informal enquiries about LEC and this post should be addressed to: