Lecturer in Sustainable Food Systems

University of Leeds
Leeds, United Kingdom
£42,149 to £50,296 p.a.
Closing date
May 22, 2022

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Are you an academic with proven abilities to carry out teaching and research in sustainable food systems?

Do you have an excellent research record and proven success obtaining funding?

Are you passionate about delivering an exceptional student experience in a research-intensive Russell Group University?

The Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) in the School of Earth and Environment is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated environmental social scientist with a focus on sustainable food systems, to join our world-leading team of researchers. Following recent successes in student recruitment and grant income from a range of funders (including UKRI and the Global Challenges Research Fund), we are seeking to strengthen our portfolio of excellent teaching and research on pressing sustainable food system issues. This role will also align with the University's Global Food and Environment Institute, an interdisciplinary research community, which brings together members from across academia, industry and public policy. We are specifically looking for someone whose work complements, and adds depth and breadth to, that of our current team.

SRI is an internationally leading centre for research in the environmental social sciences. Our research specialisms include business and organisations for sustainable societies, environment and development, economics and policy for sustainability, energy and climate change mitigation, social and political dimensions of sustainability, and climate change adaptation, vulnerability and services. For this position, we are seeking applicants working on sustainable food system issues such as a systems approach to sustainable food consumption and production, food security, food resilience, urban food systems, the food waste-food poverty paradox, food justice, sustainable diets, food policy, and food systems transformation. Applicants' research should be highly interdisciplinary in nature, co-designed and co-produced with relevant food actors beyond academia such as businesses and commercial organisations, NGOS, public sector institutions, policy bodies, and communities.

We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in food systems and systems thinking. You will contribute to student education across the Sustainability suite of undergraduate and Masters programmes that focus on food, in particular our prestigious MSc Sustainable Food Systems. This will include field courses and research dissertations. Successful candidates will need to show a proven track record of publications and funding applications. A willingness to work in collaboration with colleagues across the institute and wider University is also essential.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr Katy Roelich, Co-Director of the Sustainability Research Institute

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2656, email: k.e.roelich@leeds.ac.uk

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