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

Medway, United Kingdom
£54,421 to £77,515
Closing date
30 May 2023

Job Details

Food and Markets

Location: Medway Campus
Salary: £54,421 to £77,515
Contract Type: Fixed Term - Full time post - Centre Lead element is for 3 years initially
Release Date: Tuesday 16 May 2023
Closing Date: Tuesday 30 May 2023
nterview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 3917

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 funded 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, we 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.

Informal enquiries about the position can be made to Nazanin Zand:

Should you have any queries please contact the HR Recruitment Team on

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

Academic Career Pathways

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. 

We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Further details: Job Description & Person Specification    

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. 


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