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Lecturer in Food Science

University of Greenwich - The Natural Resources Institute (NRI)

Location: London
Salary: £37,099 to £42,978 per annu
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 10th June 2024
Closes: 21st June 2024
Job Ref: 4558
 

Do you have what it takes to develop the next generation of food industry professionals and contribute to research and/or enterprise in food safety and quality management or food innovation?

The Natural Resources Institute (NRI – https://www.nri.org/) of the University of Greenwich carries out specialised research, teaching, training and consultancy with a focus on food, agriculture, environment and sustainable livelihoods.  

NRI is currently expanding its team of staff delivering its taught programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in food safety and quality management, food innovation and more generally in food science and technology.  NRI currently offers MSc Programmes in Applied Food Safety and Quality Management; Food Safety and Quality Management by e-Learning and Food Innovation.  We plan to offer a new Food Science and Nutrition undergraduate programme shortly.

NRI’s work is globally respected and has won many awards including a recent Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education. The Institute is located at the University’s vibrant Medway Campus in Chatham Maritime, Kent.

NRI is looking to appoint up to two Lecturers/Senior Lecturers in Food Safety/Food Innovation to contribute to these taught programmes.  In addition, it is anticipated that the successful candidate will develop research and/or enterprise activities in related areas.   NRI has recently invested in a new Food Innovation Laboratory to support its teaching and research activities in these areas.  

The successful candidates will have some experience of teaching in a higher education environment, some experience of working in or with the food industry and a track record in relevant research and/or enterprise activities.  

The university welcomes people from diverse and underrepresented communities who can help the university to achieve its mission. 

We do this through taking positive action such as encouraging applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Time to Change Employer Pledge/Mentally Healthy Universities, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion. 

We encourage applicants to disclose experience of mental health problems so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Any information disclosed will be kept confidential and separate from the job application form. 

For informal enquiries, please contact the Head of Department (Professor Nazanin Zand (N.ZandFard@greenwich.ac.uk)

Should you have any recruitment related queries please contact the People Directorate Operations Team on peopeloperationsfes@gre.ac.uk.

Further details of the fantastic benefits and what we offer can be found here: Our benefits - what we offer | Jobs and careers | University of Greenwich and information on the university’s working principles: Working Principles and Guidelines | Documents | University of Greenwich0197

To apply, please click on the Apply button above and complete all details, including the supporting statements (please note attached CVs and personal statements will not be seen by the recruitment panel at the application stage).

Employment Visa: Under the UK Government Points Based System scheme this role does meet the criteria to be sponsored for a Skilled Worker Route application. 

We are looking for people who can help us deliver our mission of transforming lives through inspired teaching and research, through our values.

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