Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Ecology

Centre for Alternative Technology

Machynlleth, Powys
£36,261 pa, pro rata

Paid • Part Time • Permanent

www.cat.org.uk hr@cat.org.uk 01654705955 Human Resources

Reference: SLSE281019

Sectors: sustainability, ecology

Closing date: Monday, 28th October 2019  


The Graduate School of the Environment (GSE) at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), runs some of the leading postgraduate programmes in the field of sustainability in the UK. The GSE team leads the way in the advancement of post-graduate environmental education. The work of the GSE is central to CAT’s mission of equipping people with the skills and knowledge to deliver practical solutions for sustainability.

In addition, the GSE offers a Masters in Sustainable Architecture (MArch), which is studied at CAT. The MArch, MSc SA, SABE, SAP, SEPDM and GB, are delivered in collaboration with the University of East London, whilst the MSc SNFR, SE and SBC programmes, are delivered in collaboration with Liverpool John Moores University.

Students on all these programmes benefit from CAT’s experience in the fields of sustainable architecture and building, organic growing, renewable energy, environmental management and global environmental issues. CAT provides a unique environment for study, with access to leading academics and industry practitioners in relevant fields and a mix of biodiverse semi-natural environment, renewable energy technologies and low-impact buildings in use and on display, alongside a visitor centre that attracts over 25,000 people a year, wanting to understand how to change their actions and behaviours.

We are seeking a dynamic individual who will bring enthusiasm and skill to the delivery of our MSc Sustainability and Adaptation suite of programmes, including in particular the new MSc Sustainability and Ecology (SE) programme. Candidates will be required to demonstrate specialist knowledge in ecosystem assessments, habitat mapping, habitat restoration and ecosystem services. A specialist understanding of biogeochemical cycling and/or the societal implications of ecosystem restoration and conservation projects, would also be valuable.

Candidates should be proficient in lecturing and personal tutoring, in providing on-line academic support, marking and providing feedback to students at Masters level and have the skills necessary to lead blended (on-site and distance learning) modules. Block on-site delivery typically comprises one five- to six-day intensive residential module per month at CAT, with students supported via distance-learning methods whilst away from CAT for the remainder of the module period. Distance-learning delivery typically comprises scheduled teaching sessions, phased learning activities and private study spread over an eight-week module period. Distance-learning modules are typically only delivered concurrently with associated on-site modules.

This role provides an exciting opportunity to contribute academic expertise across CAT’s work. The post holder will be mainly focused on the delivery of the GSE MSc courses, but will also teach visiting groups on our short courses, as well as provide advice and input on CAT’s wider research, communications work, and the development of the CAT site. The appointed person will therefore be based primarily at the CAT site near Machynlleth during their working hours.

To make an informal enquiry about the role, please email the Programme Leader, Tim Coleridge tim.coleridge@cat.org.uk or Jane Fisher jane.fisher@cat.org.uk, or the Head of School Adrian Watson adrian.watson@cat.org.uk.


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