Lecture position in Botany and Plant Science, Ireland

Applications are invited from motivated and talented individuals for an appointment as a permanent Lecturer in the School of Natural Sciences at NUI Galway. Applications from candidates with an internationally competitive research and teaching background in Plant Ecology are welcome.Candidates should have a strong foundation in basic and/or applied aspects of terrestrial plant ecology with an emphasis on field-based research. The School, which includes the Disciplines of Biochemistry, Botany & Plant Science, Earth & Ocean Sciences, Microbiology and Zoology, runs a number of BSc programmes (including Environmental Science, Earth & Ocean Sciences, Marine Science) and taught MSc programmes (including Biodiversity & Land-use Planning; Sustainable Resource Management: Policy & Practice (with the University of Limerick). Members of the School also contribute to the University’s Research Institutes, including the Ryan Institute for Environmental Marine, and Energy Research and the National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science.

The appointed lecturer will contribute to the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes of the School within the area of plant ecology. The appointee should have good interpersonal skills and be prepared to collaborate with colleagues within the Discipline (Botany and Plant Science), School (e.g. Environmental Science, Earth and Ocean Science, Zoology, Marine Science), University, nationally and internationally.

For informal enquiries, please contact: Dr Dagmar Stengel, dagmar.stengel@nuigalway.ie Additional information on Botany and the School of Natural Sciences of NUI Galway is available at: http://www.nuigalway.ie/botany/ and http://www.nuigalway.ie/natural_sciences Salary: €36,230 to €51,104 p.a. (applicable to new entrants effective from January, 2011) (This appointment will be made on the Lecturer Below the Bar scale in line with current Government pay policy) (For pre 1995 public sector entrants in Ireland, the D class Salary rates will apply)

Closing date for receipt of applications is 17:00 (GMT) on Thursday, 18th June 2015.

It will not be possible to consider applications received after the closing date. Garda vetting may apply. Appointments will be conditional on work authorisation validation. Further details are available at www.djei.ie

For more information and Application Form please see website: http://www.nuigalway.ie/aboutus/jobs/ Applications should be submitted online. Please note that appointment to posts advertised will be dependent upon University approval, together with the terms of the Employment Control Framework for the higher education sector. National University of Ireland Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

School of Natural Sciences at NUI Galway, Galway, Ireland

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS Essential Requirements: • BSc or equivalent in Botany/Plant Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science or cognate discipline • Normally, a PhD or equivalent in Botany/Plant Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science or cognate discipline with a focus on plant ecology/field-based research. • Experience of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including formal lecturing. • Recent peer-reviewed research publications in a field of plant ecology commensurate with experience. • First author or senior author of peer-reviewed research publications in plant ecology. • Demonstrated success in applying for and securing research funding. • Experience of research and teaching-associated administration. • Ability to work with others as a team player. • Strong communication skills. • Demonstrates evidence of good communication and interpersonal skills. • Research/teaching specialism is a good fit with School and Discipline. • Demonstrates enthusiasm and motivation for applying for post. Desirable Requirements: • Design and Development of modules. • Postgraduate supervision or co-supervision. • Knowledge and use of modern teaching technologies. . The appointment will be made to the School of Natural Sciences, but will be associated with the Discipline of Botany and Plant Science Appointments will be conditional on work authorisation va

How to apply If you are a current NUI Galway employee please use the NUI Galway Employee Self Service (ESS) portal to apply for this post. Note that access to the ESS portal is currently only available on campus. The following is a link to the ESS portal: http://ess.nuigalway.ie The following is a link to a User Guide for ESS:


Please ensure that you read the attached guide prior to applying for this post and allow sufficient time to make your online submission in advance of closing date. Please note that closing dates/ times will not be extended for user error. Late applications will not be accepted.

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