Two positions open: Madagascar post-doc / teaching associate at Bangor University (Madagascar) ~

21 de mayo de 2013

Two positions open: Madagascar post-doc / teaching associate at Bangor University (Madagascar)

Forwarded from Julia Jones at Bangor University:
1. We have funding for a 3 year ecological/environmental economics post-doc position as part of a grant from the Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation scheme 'Can capturing global ecosystem service values reduce poverty in low income countries?'
The successful candidate will work with the leaders of the economics work-package: Neal Hockley (Bangor University), Mike Christie (Aberystwyth University) and Bruno Ramamonjisoa (Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Agronomie, Madagascar; ESSA) to develop and apply valuation approaches to investigate the effect of changes in land use incentivized under Payment for Ecosystem Services schemes in Madagascar on local welfare. They will also contribute to the wider project objectives and help the PI (Julia Jones, Bangor University) with aspects of interdisciplinary integration and with delivering project impact.
The candidate will be expected to spend three or four months a year in Madagascar (in one or two trips) working with the project team based at ESSA and in the project field sites (villages in the eastern rainforests of Madagascar).
Their main responsibility is the delivery of work in the economics work-package of the project but they will also contribute to other research work packages where appropriate (e.g. institutional analysis).
Candidates should have a PhD (or equivalent) in economics, sociology, anthropology or a related subject and have experience of publishing research in peer reviewed journals. Experience of social science field work in low income countries and working in interdisciplinary teams is highly desirable and knowledge of French or Malagasy will also be an advantage.
The successful candidate will be expected to commence on the 1st September 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter and the post is available until31st August 2016. The starting salary will be £30,424.
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2. Please can you help promote this job teaching conservation at Bangor University. I am sure among your contacts is the perfect person. Its a great job in a brilliant place to live with fab colleagues and nice students!

The School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography invites applications for a Teaching Associate in Conservation Science to deliver conservation teaching and project supervision to undergraduate and post-graduate students studying conservation-related subjects. The post is to cover the teaching of a member of staff with commitments to an externally funded research project and lasts 2 years and 4 months, and is 80% full time. The post is available from 1st September 2013. There is some potential for flexibility in hours so please contact to discuss options.

The successful candidate will co-ordinate modules in conservation biology, conservation practice and contribute to other conservation teaching. They will also supervise research projects for undergraduate and MSc students, be involved in pastoral care of the students, as well as contributing to the development and delivery of teaching in the school more widely.

Candidates should have a PhD in a related subject (including conservation science, ecology, ecological economics, environmental management), an up to date understanding of conservation science, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Experience of teaching at university level will be an advantage.

The appointment will be made in the range of £30,424 - £32,267 depending on previous experience.

Applications will only be accepted via our on-line recruitment website at . However, in cases of accessibility issues, paper application forms are available by telephoning 01248 382926. Please include a full CV with your application.

Closing date for applications: Friday 21 June 2013. Interviews will take 11 July 2013.

For informal discussions concerning this position, candidates are encouraged to contact Dr Julia Jones tel: 
+44 (0)1248 382650, e-mail: 
Committed To Equal Opportunities

More details are available here 


The School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography (SENRGY) has 25 academic staff and 15 support staff with additional research staff. The student body consists of about 300 undergraduates, 60 taught Masters students and a further 60 PhD students. Core research interests include the ecology, conservation and sustainable management of living natural resources (in forest and agricultural systems) both in the UK and overseas; environmental, plant and soil science; climate change and carbon accounting; sustainable food systems.

Purpose of the Job

To carry out and develop conservation teaching at MSc and undergraduate level in the School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography. The post includes taught courses as well as project and dissertation supervision.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

• Act as module organiser for DXX2009 Conservation Practice which is a 2nd year module taken by approximately 80 students and DXX4016 Conservation Biology which is an MSc module taken by approximately 30 students.
• Deliver a large proportion of the teaching and assessment of these modules plus the conservation elements of the 1st year module DXX1002 Environmental Management and Conservation, ensuring quality assurance procedures are followed.
• Supervise conservation-related honours projects and MSc dissertations in the area of the post-holder's expertise (projects from an ecological or more social science perspective are welcomed).
• Contribute to other teaching where required.
• To hold academic tutorials for small groups of 1st year students
• Deliver excellent teaching using a combination of lectures, seminars, practicals and field visits.
Management and administration:
• Co-ordinate the running of modules for which the post-holder is responsible (DXX2009, DXX4016) including the timetabling, assessment/examination, attendance monitoring and QA issues;
• Respond promptly to requests for help or support from students
• Arrange guest seminar speakers as required.
Other duties:
• Attend meetings to consider students' results, general module matters and quality assurance issues.
• Liaise with staff across CNS regarding the integration of conservation teaching across the college.
• Assess end of module questionnaires and complete module evaluation forms.
• To carry out other management/administrative duties as specified by the line manager.

Other Duties and Responsibilities

• The post holder will be expected to participate in performance review and developmental activities.
• The post holder will be expected to comply with the University's equality policies and statements, Dignity at Work and Study Policy and the University's Welsh Language Scheme.
• The post holder has a general and legal duty of care in relation to health, safety and wellbeing and must take all reasonable steps to ensure a safe and healthy working environment for him/her self and for other members of staff, students and visitors affected by his/her actions or inactions. The post holder is also required to comply with all applicable health and safety policies, procedures and risk assessments.
• The post holder must comply with relevant legal and financial policies and procedures and be aware of their responsibilities in terms of the legal requirements of their posts.

Person Specification

• A PhD in a relevant area such as conservation, ecology, environmental management;

• Training or qualifications in teaching

• A good understanding of conservation science

• Teaching experience at university level
• Ability to develop modules, building on existing provision;
• Experience of supporting students in their independent research (through supervising honours or dissertation projects)
• An awareness of quality assurance issues and procedures
• Experience of pastoral support of students
• Experience of using software to manage student information (e.g. Banner, Portal, Blackboard)

• initiative, motivation and enthusiasm for supporting and advancing teaching
• some experience of teaching
• excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• a sympathetic appreciation of the bilingual and bicultural character of modern Wales

• Demonstrate an understanding of the bilingual nature of the institution and area and the ensuing responsibilities.

Dr Julia Jones
Senior lecturer in Conservation
School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography
Bangor University
Deniol Road
LL57 2UW
+44 (0) 1248 382650 
website: follow me on twitter @juliapgjones!/juliapgjones 

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