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Professor in Nutrition and Health / Professor in Physical Activity and Health

University of Bristol - Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

Location: Bristol
Salary: Competitive Salary Plus Benefits
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 15th December 2021
Closes: 30th January 2022
Job Ref: ACAD105789

The role

The School for Policy Studies is seeking to appoint a Professor in Nutrition and Health or Professor in Physical Activity and Health to expand and complement our current excellent teaching, research and impact activities in this area. The School has an exceptional reputation and the appointee will join an ambitious and collegial School that pushes forward intellectual debates and real-world solutions to a range of policy and social dilemmas within an interdisciplinary environment. We are looking for ambitious research-active scholars with a strong trajectory of producing excellent work, including those who may not currently hold a Chair.

What will you be doing?

The successful applicant will be engaged in research, teaching and administration. With expertise in nutrition or physical activity, they will be delivering on a distinctive research agenda though strong publications; externally funded grants; and collaborative working with colleagues and external organisations. They will be delivering a high quality student experience in a university context across all levels.  They will be highly collegial, lead by example and have an appetite for developing both their own  career and the development of the wider School.

You should apply if

you have: previous experience to conduct the role with high levels of professionalism and collegiality; a world-leading and internationally excellent research portfolio and a strong commitment to teaching at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral level; excellent interpersonal, communication and team working skills, and a proven ability to build networks and partnerships; evidence of excellent citizenship and academic leadership with the ability to motivate and develop others; demonstrable commitment to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion. 

Applications must be submitted online by 11.59pm on Sunday 30th January 2022.

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Esther Dermott (Head of School) via sps-hos@bristol.ac.uk, Professor Karen West (Deputy Head of School via sps-deputyhos@bristol.ac.uk, or Professor Charlie Foster (Centre Head) via Charlie.foster@bristol.ac.uk

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

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