Elizabeth Creak Chair in Rural Policy and Strategy

Gloucester, Gloucestershire (GB)
28 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
27 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


The Royal Agricultural University is making a key Professorial appointment that will play a central role in the continued development of the University’s academic profile. The Elizabeth Creak Chair will support the development of a centre of thought leadership in rural policy and strategy enabling the University to maximise its contribution to the national agri-food policy agenda post-Brexit. The appointee will take a leading role in the knowledge exchange and partnership activities of the institution.  

The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) is going through a period of exciting and dynamic change. At the forefront of agricultural education since its foundation as the Royal Agricultural College in 1845, the University now has some 1,200 undergraduate students from over 45 different countries studying at its historic campus, set in 25 acres of magnificent grounds in the heart of the Cotswolds. A full University since 2013, the RAU is an acknowledged leader in education and applied research relevant to the land-based industries notably agriculture; rural land management; property and the built environment; the food supply chain; agribusiness; countryside and environmental management and equine management and science. It has developed some major initiatives focused on its contribution to industry and knowledge exchange, including a growth hub and a rural innovation centre.  

Applicants should be a proven academic leader in their field, with a strong track record of knowledge exchange, research and programme delivery and with outstanding team working skills and a commitment to mentoring and developing others. A strong track record of delivering in partnership with external stakeholders including in government and industry will be key. The ideal appointee will embrace the broader academic leadership possibilities offered through a Chair role at RAU. 

For more information, including details of how to apply, please visit www.minervasearch.com/rau

The closing date for applications, in the form of a CV and cover letter, will be the 27th July 2018.

For a confidential conversation please contact rau@minervasearch.com