Applications are invited for the position of Assistant Professor in Ecology. This specific purpose post will cover the substantive postholders secondment to a College Officer position. This Assistant Professor position will contribute to research and teaching in the School of Natural Sciences, E3 and Nature+ (Trinity’s Centre for Biodiversity & Sustainable Nature-based Solutions). We have particular interest in recruiting an applied ecologist with expertise in terrestrial field ecology, plant-insect interactions, entomology, agroecology and contemporary biodiversity loss/policy issues.

The position will be based in the Discipline of Botany within the School of Natural Sciences. Staff in Botany currently work on a wide range of plants and fungi, and their interactions with other organisms, in the context of global environmental change and societal challenges.

Post Status: This specific purpose post will cover the substantive postholders secondment to a College Officer position.

Salary: Appointment will be made on the Lecturer Salary Scale (109BN) commensurate with qualifications / experience and in line with Public Sector Pay Policy [€36,369 to €88,616 per annum, more information here.

How to Apply: Applicants should provide the following information when applying

  • A comprehensive      curriculum vitae, including a full list of publications
  • The names and      contact details (i.e. addresses, e-mail, etc.) of three referees
  • A research plan      (summarising research to be carried out in the next two years and      including details of funding to be sought – 2 pages) and a teaching      statement (summarising teaching experience and approach – 2 pages)
  • PLEASE NOTE:      Candidates who do not submit this additional information may not be      considered for shortlisting

Closing Date: 12 noon (Irish Standard Time) 9th October 2022 Application will only be accepted by applying online through the Trinity Jobs Portal Applications must be made by the date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. Late Applications will not be accepted.

Interviews for this position will take place on the 9th November 2022 Please see below the Job Description and Application Information for this position.

Informal Enquiries Candidates wishing to discuss the post informally and in confidence should email Professor Jenny MeElwain, Head of Botany, or Professor Ian Donohoe, Head of School of Natural Sciences,

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