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Lecturer Wildlife Conservation & Environment (fixed term up to one year)

Agriculture & Environment

Location:  Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB
Salary:  £35,326 to £39,739 per annum
The point of entry will be dependent upon relevant qualifications and experience
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term - up to one year
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Wednesday 29 June 2022
Reference:  AW-819

For Harper Adams to be a premier provider of higher education for the land based and related industries, it is essential to have expertise to underpin our provision within this sector. This post is a fixed term maternity cover to support our wildlife conservation and environment teaching and research. 

Suitable candidates will have a good first degree in Biology, Ecology or a related area and a relevant higher degree or equivalent commercial, technical or professional experience. All candidates should, however, have a strong interest in ecology and conservation of wildlife with a UK focus and also be aware of key policies, including agri-environment schemes. The University would also welcome individuals with experience, expertise and interest in one or more of the following areas: wildlife surveying; forest ecology; aquatic ecology, application of innovative technologies (such as UAVs) and quantitative data analysis. Expertise in the identification of one or more taxonomic groups would also be valuable. These areas are not exclusive and all suitably qualified candidates will be considered for the post.

A key element of this role is the delivery of high quality teaching and the postholder will be required to lead and contribute to key undergraduate and postgraduate modules within the wildlife conservation and environment area. In addition to delivering undergraduate and postgraduate teaching sessions, the postholder will also be encouraged to participate in research activities within the limitations of the fixed term contract.

If you have any queries or questions or for an informal discussion please contact Dr Andy Wilcox ( or Dr Andy Cherrill (   

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Application Procedure:

All applications should be completed and submitted using the Harper Adams e-Recruitment programme at  to be completed no later than midnight on 29 June 2022

This post may meet the relevant criteria to allow the University to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship to individuals who wish to come to work in the UK through the Skilled Worker Route of the UK Immigration System.  For information on the sponsorship system, please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website at You are advised to assess your circumstances against the criteria set out in the UKVI policy guidance, available at UK ENIC provides advice and guidance on international qualifications at UK ENIC Visas and Nationality

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Harper Adams University is one of the premier UK Higher Education institutions focused on the land-based and food supply chain sector. With around 2,800 undergraduate students, plus those completing postgraduate, research and CPD programmes, Harper Adams University is the UK's largest single provider of higher education for these subjects.  Programmes fall into eleven broad subject areas – but none operate in isolation. Community and collaboration are key at Harper Adams, meaning everyone, including staff, students and industry partners, benefits from a close network of knowledge and opportunity exchange. Situated in Shropshire, the campus and the surrounding area provide an excellent working and living environment for staff and students alike.

Harper Adams is consistently positioned highly in a range of national ratings, performance measures and league tables. The University has been the highest performing modern university in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide for the last four years, climbing to 17th place in the overall league table. In the 2020 guide Harper Adams was named Modern University of the Year and runner-up University of the Year. In the 2019 Whatuni? Student Choice Awards, based on student reviews, Harper Adams won the Student Support category for the fifth time – the only university to have taken the title since the awards began - and won the category for best job prospects for a fourth year running. In the 2020 QS World Rankings for Agriculture and Forestry published in March 2020, Harper Adams was ranked first in the UK for academic reputation and second in the world for its reputation with employers.

Applied research is at the heart of the university’s activity, with the work of a thriving academic community underpinning both teaching and work with the industries allied to Harper. The 2014 Government Research Excellence Framework rated all of the university’s research as “of international quality”, and more than half was deemed “world leading” or “internationally excellent”.



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