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Lecturer in Agricultural Business Management

University of Reading - School of Agriculture Policy and Development

Location: Reading
Salary: £41,526 to £51,034 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 5th October 2020
Closes: 2nd November 2020
Job Ref: SRF33249

Exciting opportunity to join the University of Reading’s internationally renowned School of Agriculture, Policy, and Development, recently ranked 9th in the World QS subject rankings for Agriculture and Forestry (2020), as a lecturer in Agricultural Business Management.

You will contribute to research and teaching in the area of agribusiness management and related fields, with associated responsibilities relating to administration and outreach.  We would be particularly interested to receive applications from candidates with a strong interest and knowledge of financial business management, agribusiness enterprise and innovation, or experience in practical decision making and management of farm businesses. The ability to engage with on-going research projects and the potential to attract research funding are important. You will undertake undergraduate and postgraduate teaching as well as supervision of PhD students within the School. Relevant undergraduate programmes in the School include BSc Agricultural Business Management, BSc Agriculture and BSc Food Business Marketing and Economics.

You will have:

  • A PhD or equivalent in a relevant area
  • Good understanding of the principles of business management, planning and control methods
  • A track record of working in and contributing to a dynamic and high quality research environment
  • Fluent English and a high level of literacy
  • A developing record of academic publications and/or research impact 
  • The ability to carry out high quality academic research
  • Excellent writing, presentation and communication skills 

Interview date: 11/11/2020

Informal contact details

Contact role: Head of Department

Contact name: Prof Elizabeth Robinson

Contact phone: Via MS Teams

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Alternative informal contact details

Contact role: Programme Director, ABM

Contact name: Dr. Yiorgos Gadanakis

Contact phone: Via MS Teams

Contact email:

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

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