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Principal Lecturer in Science and Environment

Science and Environment

Location:  Ambleside
Starting Salary:  £53,353 with incremental progression to £61,823
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent
Release Date:  Monday 24 October 2022
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Monday 14 November 2022
Interview Date:  Thursday 01 December 2022
Reference:  XX082022

We are seeking experienced individuals to join our senior leadership team in the Institute of Science and Environment. You will contribute to programme delivery, take responsibility for leading programme teams, and for the day-to-day operational management of the Institute’s portfolio such that we achieve the best possible student outcomes and ensure all students have access to a high-quality learning experience. 

You will have a proven record of programme development and leadership combined with a strong academic track record in a discipline relevant to the Institute. You will be committed to your own professional development and that of others, able to inspire and motivate teams to meet targets and encourage a culture of collaboration and continuous improvement to deliver the University and Institute’s strategic plans. 

The Institute is split across two campuses, Ambleside and Carlisle, to suit the academic portfolio and delivery needs of our programmes. 

Please note that there is a second Principal Lecturer post currently being advertised which is based at our Carlisle campus. If you are interested in applying for that role as well, click here.

The Institute of Science and Environment is one of five Institutes within the University. With a varied portfolio of undergraduate, postgraduate and apprenticeship provision and growing postgraduate research community, it is a busy and vibrant Institute. We have strong links with several professional bodies and employers which is reflected in the high level of employment our students enjoy. Our applied interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research has national and international impact.   

Institute of Science and Environment (Carlisle campus) 

Our portfolio at Carlisle campus comprises the following programmes; Biomedical Science, Forensic Science, Environmental Science and Zoology. Additionally, we deliver the Institute’s Integrated Foundation year from the campus.  

Institute of Science and Environment (Ambleside campus) 

Our portfolio at Ambleside campus comprises the following programmes; Outdoor Leadership, Outdoor Education, Outdoor Adventure & Environmental Studies, Outdoor and Experiential Learning, Geography, Forestry and a range of Conservation programmes. The Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas and the National School of Forestry are also based at the campus.  

Informal enquiries: 

Dr Helen Manns | Director the Institute of Science and Environment | T: 01228 279457 | M: 07815 493063 | 

For more information about the University of Cumbria, click here.  

The University and Institute are committed to providing a supportive and collaborative working environment for all staff. There is a comprehensive programme of staff development for academic staff and all colleagues are encouraged and supported to enhance and develop their careers. 

In return, the University offers an attractive benefits package including 35 days' annual leave plus bank holidays, 25 research and scholarly activity days, support for professional development, support to achieve Higher Education Academy/Advance HE accreditation, mentor provision in the first year of employment and opportunity for career development.

For more information about the University of Cumbria, click here.

Further details:    Job Description    

We encourage applications from the broadest range of society, including all under-represented groups with particular emphasis on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented in our University and in comparison, to the sector.

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