Associate Professor in Marine Ecology

November 16, 2023

Job Description

Job title: Associate Professor in Marine Ecology

Company: University of Plymouth

Job description: The Marine Biology group in the School of Biological and Marine Sciences at the University of Plymouth is seeking a motivated marine ecologist to join the team. The successful applicant will have a demonstrable established track record in marine ecology research and teaching experience, appropriate for an Associate Professor (Grade 9) position (see linked the job description for details of responsibilities and employment criteria). The applicant must have previous experience of higher education, and have, or be willing to act in a leadership role in the future.

The Marine Biology group comprises 22 academics working in a wide range of areas including: animal behaviour, fish ecology, ecophysiology, deep-sea ecology, microplastics, coral chemical ecology, biogeography and anthropogenic impacts on marine systems. We run a foundation year degree, three undergraduate Marine biology degrees, a MRes in Marine Biology and in 2025, will be starting and MSc in Marine Biology. In this post, you will be aligned most closely with the BSc (Hons) Marine Biology and Coastal Ecology degree but will contribute to all programmes.

Our facilities include a Marine Station with a commercial diving unit and multiple research vessels, sea water aquaria and controlled temperature facilities, molecular and ecophysiology labs, scanning electron microscopy suite with multiple imaging systems (e.g. FIB, SEM, TEM, AFM), wave basins, and tilting flumes.

A current full driving licence (manual transmission) is essential as you will be driving University of Plymouth vehicles.

This role is also subject to health surveillance with our Occupational Health team.

The successful candidate may be required to obtain an ATAS Certificate prior to this research being undertaken.

Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

To find out more about the role then please contact Pete Cotton,

Interviews will be held in person in January 2024.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview before 20th December 2023.

This is a permanent, full-time position working 37 hours per week.

Flexible working options including job share will be considered.

A relocation package may be available to the successful candidate, conditions apply.

The University of Plymouth has a strong interdisciplinary research ethos which is supported by our three strategic Research Institutes; the Marine Institute, the Sustainable Earth Institute, and the Plymouth Institute of Health and Care Research. As a member of our academic community, you’ll be expected to contribute to our recognised research strengths. Working holistically across the University, you will be challenged to innovate, collaborate and deliver impactful research contributions as part of a systems thinking approach to addressing today’s global challenges.

The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity & adoption leave please visit our

We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+.

£56,021 to £64,914 per annum – Grade 9

Expected salary: £56021 – 64914 per year

Location: Plymouth

Job date: Thu, 09 Nov 2023 02:17:53 GMT

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