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Associate Professor / Professor, Food Systems Research (Centre Lead)

Fixed term, full-time post

£54,421 to £77,515

Closing Date: 30.05.2023

Location: Medway, United Kingdom

Role description

The Natural Resources Institute (NRI) of the University of Greenwich is currently expanding its transdisciplinary research excellence to address food security and nutrition.

This expansion reflects recent funding successes, including funding by Research England as part of their highly competitive “Expanding Excellence in England” scheme, the UK Food Systems Centre for Doctoral Training and, the development of the Medway Food Innovation Centre (MFIC) under the UKRI funded “Growing Kent & Medway” project.

To drive this agenda forward, they are expanding NRI’s capacity for research on food systems at global, regional and local levels, hence seeking to appoint a Professor and research leader for the “Centre for Food systems Research”.

The principal purpose of this role is to be a research leader Professor (or experienced Associate Professor) within the NRI’s Food and Markets Department and, as appropriate, across NRI’s Department, Centres and disciplines.

The role holder will also be required to:

  1. Lead Centre for Food Systems. This additional responsibility will be for three years (renewable) in line with Centre Leader appointment across the University of Greenwich.
  2. Provide management support to the UK Food Systems Centre for Doctoral Training. This CDT is contracted to run through to September 2027.

Working with the senior management team, the role holder will help to embed the Research and Knowledge Exchange sub-strategy across the University.

The holder of this post will be a researcher leader established in the field, with an excellent record of high-quality research outputs, experience with winning and leading the implementation of large multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder research projects with demonstrable global impact.

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