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Associate Professor in Dairy Animal Science
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF35691

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 15/09/2021

Job live date: 19/07/2021

Salary: £52,560 - £59,135 per annum

Employment type: AR-Academic (Associate Professor)

Department: School of Agriculture Policy & Development

Division: Not specified

Hours per week: 1.0 FTE

Employment Basis/Type: Full time, permanent

Applications are invited for the post of Associate Professor in Dairy Animal Science.  The opportunity arises because of the strategic desire to strengthen and enhance the research programme within the internationally recognised Centre for Dairy Research.

The appointee is expected to make a significant contribution to the research agenda of the Department of Animal Sciences within the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development and develop a successful externally funded research portfolio. We would welcome applications from individuals with interests within the broad area of Animal Science but are especially interested in growing our research excellence in the areas of sustainable and efficient production of animal-derived foods with a major focus on sustainable dairy production.

Although we view this as a research focussed post the appointee will be expected to engage with both under- and post-graduate teaching and to demonstrate the ability and willingness to engage in multi-disciplinary activities, in particular with the Institute of Nutrition, Food and Health, Walker Institute for Climate Change Research, Soil Research Centre, and other Departments within the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development. Candidates should hold a PhD in a relevant area (for example Animal or Dairy Science).  A track record in securing research funding and high-quality publications are essential. 

The School of Agriculture, Policy and Development at Reading is global in its outlook and has an international reputation for both teaching and research. It was recently ranked 12th in the World QS Subject Rankings for Agriculture and Forestry in 2021.  Within the University of Reading, the School has strong research links with Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Geography, Environmental Science. The School’s links with our of Department Food and Nutritional Sciences are particularly strong and provide a capability to support food chain research in which human nutrition and health is combined with science of food processing and primary production.  These collaborations will provide the successful applicant with an outstanding opportunity to develop a research agenda that encompasses the entire food chain and links animal production with environmental and human health.  The School provides a welcoming, supportive and progressive environment for career development and consists of a learning and research community from over 75 different nations, was highly ranked in the last REF and prides itself on its multi-disciplinary research and education.

Closing date - 15th September 2021

Interview date: TBC

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Head of Department

Contact role:

Head of School

Contact name:

Prof. Chris Reynolds

Contact name:

Prof. Simon Mortimer

Contact phone:

+44 (0)118 378 4684

Contact phone:

+44 (0)118 378 8475

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Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. By reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route.  Applicants should ensure that they are able to meet the points requirement under the PBS.  There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

​​​​​​​The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.


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