Lecturer in Human Nutrition

University of Plymouth
March 20, 2023
Offerd Salary:£36,386 - £51,805
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£36,386 - £51,805 per annum - Grade 7/8

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Lecturer in Human Nutrition


The School of Biomedical Sciences is one of six schools that form the Faculty of Health at the University of Plymouth. Its programmes are accredited by the Institute for Biomedical Science, the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists, and the Association for Nutrition. Further details on the schools taught programmes can be found on our website:

https: // www. plymouth.ac.uk/schools/biomedical-sciences

The School is looking to appoint a Lecturer in Human Nutrition for a fixed term position (maternity cover). You will be a Registered Nutritionist and contribute to nutrition teaching across the range of our programmes including the BSc (Hons) Nutrition, Exercise and Health programme (AfN AC236) and MSc Human Nutrition (AfN AC281). Your enthusiasm for your subject will extend to providing excellent teaching and mentoring at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, informed by your own research or professional experience. You will benefit from a positive and collegiate working environment that values and promotes excellence in all academic activities.

You will work with staff from across the School and Faculty in Biomedical Sciences and Dietetics. You will have access to well resourced laboratories for product development, chemical analysis, assessment of nutritional status and exercise testing. You will actively contribute to aspects of a university academic position, including teaching, assessment, pastoral support and academic management within the School.

You should be able to provide evidence of a strong motivation towards the delivery of high quality teaching and maintaining the Association for Nutrition core competencies and professional values. For more specific details, please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for the role.

https: // www. plymouth.ac.uk/research/institutes/health

Please complete the application form with all relevant information and demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.

This is a full-time post working 37 hours per week on a fixed-term basis to cover a period of maternity leave expected to last 9 months from August 2023. Job share may be considered. For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact the Head of School, Dr Gail Rees, by email [email protected]

Interviews are likely to take place week commencing Monday 24 April 2023 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.

Flexible working options including job share will be considered.

We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.

The Faculty of Health holds a Silver Athena Swan Award and the University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Award which recognises commitment to advancing women's careers in STEMM academia.

Staff appointed within the Faculty of Health may be able to join the NHS pension scheme subject to eligibility criteria.

The University of Plymouth has a strong interdisciplinary research ethos which is supported by our three strategic Research Institutes; the Marine Institute, the Sustainable Earth Institute, and the Plymouth Institute of Health and Care Research. As a member of our academic community, you'll be expected to contribute to our recognised research strengths. Working holistically across the University, you will be challenged to innovate, collaborate and deliver impactful research contributions as part of a systems thinking approach to addressing today's global challenges.

The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity & adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages

We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+

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