North Highland College UHI is one of thirteen academic partners and research centres that make up the University of the Highlands and Islands. This unique partnership allows us to deliver further and higher education programmes at our Thurso, Halkirk, Dornoch and Alness campuses.

To support our work we are recruiting to the following role:

Research Theme Leader: Environment, Economy and Society

Salary range £38,794 - £44,785 per annum
DurationFor an initial period of three years, with potential to extend
Working hoursFull-time, 35 hours per week
Closing DateMonday 26 August 2019

This post is based within the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) which is a distinctive research centre located in the town of Thurso and part of North Highland College.

The ERI has a rapidly evolving research profile and provides a high quality, vibrant academic environment, and unrivalled access to some outstanding natural environments. Current activity is focused around the priority themes of ‘Environmental Contamination and Ecological Health’; ‘Carbon, Water and Climate’ and ‘Renewable Energy and the Environment’. As part of our commitment to developing our international research profile, we are seeking to establish a fourth, cross- cutting research theme on ‘Environment, Economy and Society’ and have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and established researcher to lead this activity.

Applications are sought from highly motivated candidates with demonstrable expertise and a track record of research in areas relevant to ‘Environment, Economy and Society’, for example:

  • Sustainable development (rural)
  • Environmental economics
  • Environmental management (including water resources)
  • Sustainable technologies
  • ‘One Health’ approaches
  • ‘Low Carbon’ and/or ‘Circular Economies’

Candidates with experience and a track record in adjacent relevant areas may also be considered

For more information on the ERI please go to

Details of how to apply are shown below.



To apply, please download and complete the forms linked above. These may be emailed to

If you have any queries about the application process please contact - our postal address is:

Human Resources Team
North Highland College UHI
Ormlie Road
KW14 7EE