Associate Professor in Ecological Restoration
Brackenhurst Campus

Job reference: 010545

Location: Brackenhurst Campus

Closing date: 11/10/2022

Salary : Grade J (£53,612 - £62,123 p.a.)

Employment type: Permanent

Team: Environmental Science

School / Directorate : School of Animal Rural & Environmental Sciences

The School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences (ARES) is looking to recruit an Associate Professor in Ecological Restoration (with a specialism in Tropical systems), as part of our continued investment through our Eastern Africa Centre (EAC).

This is an exciting opportunity to support ARES and significantly contribute to the ambitions of NTU’s recently established Eastern Africa Centre (EAC). The role will be varied but have a key focus on increasing the School’s internationalisation efforts.

As such the post-holder would be embedded in a strong team of ecology and natural sciences staff within the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences, Brackenhurst campus, UK, but will have the opportunity to engage regularly with our partner institutes through international travel and research. ​​​​​​

Are you an established researcher with an internationally recognized research record and a strong interest in teaching and curriculum development looking for the next big opportunity?​​​​​​

Could you contribute to the delivery of our exciting courses at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels?

​​​​​​​Do you want to lead the development of enhancements to student experience and outcomes, including through field courses, and collaboration linked to the Kenyan restoration projects?

Do you want to lead on opportunities to engage future generations of researchers through the development of CPD opportunities, and innovations in fieldwork and international exchange opportunities in the region?

Are you interested in the opportunity to undertake extensive field research in Kenya and east Africa, with the support of organisations in the region that we have strong working relationships with? ​​​​​​​

Although not essential, we are excited to hear from candidates with expertise in linking restoration and agriculture, addressing emerging interests in restoration farming and links to agroforestry, as well as natural systems.

How to apply 
Applications are invited from suitably experienced and qualified individuals, in line with the job description and personal attributes provided.

Please include the following in your application:
Evidence of how you meet the criteria listed on the person specification in a supporting statement of no more than three sides of A4.
A copy of your CV, again highlighting where you meet the requirements of the role.

Interview Date: 17th October 2022
​​​​​​​If you have any queries about this role, please contact Prof Andrew Hirst, Associate Dean for Research,

We are open to exploring a wide range of opportunities in terms of the secondment of staff from Kenyan-based and other institutions, and flexibility in working practices, to maximise the research and engagement opportunities in Kenya and the region.

Doing it Right

NTU prides itself on being an inclusive employer. We value and celebrate equality in opportunities, and we welcome applications from people who reflect the diversity of our communities.

This role is open to non-UK/Irish applicants subject to current UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) rules. Please ensure that you have the appropriate right to work in the UK for this role and consult the Home Office website for further information

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Please note that is role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and successful applicants are required to declare all unspent conditional cautions and convictions; and also any adult cautions (simple or conditional), and spent convictions that are not protected as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2020).