Lecturer in Environmental Science
University of York
United Kingdom

Lecturer in Environmental Science

Environment and Geography
43,155 - 52,841 per year
Grade 7
Contract status
Hours of work
Full-time (flexibility available)
Based at
University of York campus
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Role Description



The Department of Environment and Geography is seeking a passionate, highly motivated and well qualified  Lecturer in Environmental Science. The post is part of new investment to further our strengths in challenge and solution-oriented teaching and research targeted at addressing grand environmental and social sustainability challenges. 

The successful candidate will be part of a supportive and community-oriented department that has a strong commitment to upholding our core values (embracing diversity, making a positive difference, environmental sustainability, being friendly and helpful, and always learning). Our department is highly integrated within an exciting array of environmental sustainability endeavours at our university, such as the Environmental Sustainability Academy at York and the Stockholm Environmental Institute (York), providing many opportunities for interdisciplinary working and networking across the university and beyond. The department is proud to hold an Athena Swan Silver Award.


We are looking for an outstanding candidate who has: 

  • A strong background in environmental science, environmental chemistry, ecotoxicology, and/or pollution
  • Passion and commitment to intellectual and action-oriented endeavours that will help bring about a  sustainable and equitable planet 
  • Values congruent with the core values of our department 
  • Ability to deliver and develop an ambitious and influential research portfolio 
  • Help develop a solution-oriented curriculum in relation to our teaching programmes (primarily BSc Environmental Science and MSc Environmental Science & Management)

This post is available at 100% FTE on an open contract. Please note that flexible working patterns and job  sharing opportunities will be considered. 

Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed 

  • PhD in environmental science, environmental chemistry, or equivalent experience
  • To develop and promote the research activities of the department by developing a personal research  plan independently and/or in collaboration with others as part of a larger research team  
  • To manage and guide the work of staff and research students on own specialist area  
  • To develop innovative research proposals, identify and obtaining external sources of funding 
  • To publish original research in appropriate journals and attend international conferences  
  • To develop innovative teaching materials, techniques and module design  
  • To plan, deliver and critically review a range of teaching and assessment activities 
  • To undertake academic supervision of students (including research students) 
  • To set and mark practical sessions, supervisions, fieldwork and examinations and provide constructive  feedback to students 
  • To undertake, as needed, duties such as Programme Leader and Module Co-ordinator and be  responsible for the design, development and management of departmental teaching modules 
  • To contribute to the recruitment and selection of research and teaching staff 
  • To contribute to the administration and management of the department 
  • To advise, supervise and give guidance to other departmental staff as appropriate e.g. Industrial Liaison Officer
  • To develop and build internal and external contacts  

Interview date: TBC 

For informal enquiries: please contact Roland Gehrels (Head of Department) at environment-hod@york.ac.uk

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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