Associate Professor in Political Agroecology
Application closing date 23/10/2019
Faculty / School or Service Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience
Salary £51,044 - £63,684 per annum
Package As one of Coventry's biggest employers, we offer some pretty impressive benefits including an excellent pension scheme and generous holiday allowances.
Job category/type Academic
This is an exciting opportunity to join one of Coventry University's flagship Research Centres and to work alongside colleagues passionate about transforming the World through impactful research.
Coventry University has been investing strongly in research excellence, with an additional investment of GBP 100 million in research, plus a total spend of GBP 150 million in its estate and facilities. The University has also established several Research Centres, one of which is the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR).
The Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) was established in 2014 and is driving innovative, internationally excellent and interdisciplinary research on the understanding and development of instability and resilience in water and food systems. Since its inception CAWR has been building a research team including Professors, Readers, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors and ECRs. CAWR has already grown to over 50 research staff, with 40+ PhD students.
We are seeking to further strengthen our research team by appointing an Associate Professor to lead on a range of research-related activities, which will contribute to CAWR's future success. The focus of the research will be Political Agroecology.
This is a senior post for a very experienced researcher. Successful candidates have the exceptional opportunity to help shape the work and strategy of the Centre in this exciting phase and help drive our future growth. Limited teaching is expected, and this will be at Masters or PhD level.
The post holder will lead and manage research projects and develop relationships and collaborations that enhance the reputation of the University whilst advancing knowledge in the field. A key part of the role will be securing funding for projects that relate to the Centre's strategic priorities, as well as the dissemination of research findings through high quality academic journals and the media.
Further details about our Research Themes and our priority areas can be found here: https://www.coventry.ac.uk/research/areas-of-research/agroecology-water-resilience/
The successful applicant will have significant research experience, demonstrate a track-record in securing research funding and publishing in high quality international journals. Requirements for applying for these positions can be found on the job description and person specification. Please note the post will also include some international travel.