Professor / Reader in Food Policy
Professor / Reader in Food Policy, Edinburgh
Salary £60,000 - £100,000 depending on experience/qualifications
Location Edinburgh Ref: ACF/R/0029/19
SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe. Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors.
The vision for Research and Teaching in SRUC is to be a leading and go-to institution, nationally and internationally, for teaching and conducting applied research to enhance the rural economy and environment. In addition to normal expectations of teaching and research quality, we expect our teaching and research to be relevant to a problem area where there is a real end-user need. Our programmes are tailored to emphasise, as the dominant theme, end-user pull whilst maintaining a strong spirit of innovation
Sustainable food production is at the centre of the current policy debate with consideration of climate change, animal welfare, human health and environmental management high on the policy agenda. SRUC has a long history of influencing and driving policy in the rural sector and wishes to extend this activity into innovative thinking in the area of food policy.
This appointee will join the Central Faculty to develop and lead research and knowledge exchange at a national and international level in the area of food policy and engagement, to develop new programmes in this area, and to strengthen SRUC’s contribution to shaping the debate on sustainable future food production systems.
- Develop and lead an externally funded programme of research food policy.
- Lead engagement with external partners, nationally and globally.
- Work with SAC Consulting colleagues to develop and implement new concepts and approaches – again nationally and internationally.
- Lead SRUC’s international engagement in food policy.
- Contribute to teaching and development of courses/training and establish new forum for food policy engagement.
- Develop their own research teams and support the work of other researchers.
- Supervise the work of PhD students.
- Contribute to the planning and development of facilities within the faculty.
Experience & Qualifications required
Applicants will hold a PhD or have equivalent research experience in a relevant discipline. To be appointed at professorial level candidates should have an international profile in a relevant discipline, with sustained delivery of innovation and eminent research in the field. A track record of successful grant applications and high-quality publications is essential.
The applicant will also have demonstrated academic leadership and will be responsible for developing strategic links across the SRUC and beyond that supplement our strengths and increase our standing as a teaching and research institution.
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Candidate Brief: Enhancing Research Excellence in SRUC
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Closing Date: 2 October 2019
All applications must include the following:
A full CV with your education and professional qualifications and full employment history.
A short supporting document explaining why this appointment interests you and how you meet the appointment criteria and key competencies as detailed above.
Current remuneration and contractual notice period.
Please note that CVs will not be accepted without a completed application form.
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Closing date 2 October 2019