Assistant Professor in Food Material Science (Fixed term/part time)

The purpose of this role is to deliver teaching in the area of Food Science in the Division of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics within the School of Biosciences at the University of Nottingham. The Division delivers a range of taught courses including an undergraduate programme in Food Science and Food Science and Nutrition, and post graduate programmes in Food Production Management, in addition to a range of short courses for industry. The post holder will play a significant role in the delivery of Food Science tuition and student supervision across these different programmes, alongside general administrative tasks associated with an Assistant Professor.

The School is renowned for its excellence in Food Science and the appointee will be expected to contribute to this internationally recognised teaching programme. The successful applicant will be responsible for planning, convening and developing ideas for application of teaching outcomes. 

Candidates must have a PhD in Food Science or a related Science or have extensive relevant experience in the Food Industry. Extensive knowledge and understanding of the field of Food Material Science and experience of teaching in higher education is also required. Candidates must demonstrate excellent communication skills, be self-motivated and be able to work as part of a team. Ideally, candidates should have Food Manufacturing experience and have demonstrated potential for research of international quality, but this is not essential.

This post is available on a part time basis at 40% of Full Time Equivalent (14.5 hours per week). The post is available from 1st March 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter and will be offered on a fixed term contract until 14 February 2023.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Rebecca Ford, email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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