Lecturer in Agriculture, Food & Nutrition

University of Reading - Animal Dairy & Food Chain Science

Applications are invited for the Jason and Daphne Mermikides Lectureship in Agriculture, Food and Nutrition. This is an exciting opportunity for the post holder to contribute to the research and educational portfolio in a global and cross disciplinary environment. The post holder will be expected to deliver high quality teaching and to further develop their own research portfolio in the context of the relationships between primary food production and human nutrition working within the newly formed Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health.

It is expected that the post holder will work closely with the Director of the IFNH (Professor Givens) and with scientists from across the Schools of Agriculture. Policy and Development and Food and Nutritional Sciences. We would be particularly keen to receive applications demonstrating an interest in areas such as dietary pattern analysis, food chain modelling, designer foods and impact of diet on cardio metabolic diseases. All of the above areas are within the scope of the broad objectives of the EIT Food KIC [https://eit.europa.eu/eit-community/eit-food] of which the University is a leading partner, making this an attractive early funding target for the post-holder.

The School of Agriculture Policy and Development at Reading, of which this post holder would be a member of staff, is global in its outlook and has an international reputation for both education and research. It was recently ranked 10th in the World QS subject rankings for Agriculture and Forestry. Within the University of Reading, SAPD has strong research links with the School of Biological Sciences, Geography & Environmental Science, and Food and Nutritional Sciences and has an established reputation for inter-disciplinary research. The appointee will be expected to engage with other relevant multi-disciplinary groupings, for example, the Hugh Sinclair Human Nutrition Unit, Agri-metrics and crop and animal scientists within the School.

The School provides a welcoming, supportive and progressive environment for career development and consists of a learning and research community from over 40 different nations, was highly ranked in the last REF and prides itself on its multi-disciplinary research and education.

You will have:

  • PhD or equivalent in a relevant area.
  • Ability to carry out high quality academic research.
  • Presentation and communication skills required for teaching.
  • Wide knowledge of food chain issues as they link with human nutrition and health.

Informal contact details
Contact role: Director of the Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health
Contact name: Professor Ian Givens
Contact phone:+44 (0) 118 378 8491
Contact emaild.i.givens@reading.ac.uk

Alternative informal contact details
Contact name: Professor Julian Park
Contact role: Head of School
Contact phone:+44 (0) 118 378 6686
Contact email: j.r.park@reading.ac.uk

Closing date: 31/08/2017

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce and we welcome applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements which will be considered in line with business needs.

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