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The Post 

Applications are invited for an outstanding candidate with a broad knowledge and experience of food and nutrition. The successful candidate is required to have a PhD in an appropriate area of nutrition or food science and to be committed to conducting research of a high quality. Registration with the Association for Nutrition (AfN) or demonstration of eligibility of registration is essential. 

The appointed Lecturer will make a full contribution to the School of Health Sciences in terms of a demonstrable commitment to teaching, learning, scholarship and research, and associated activities towards supporting a diverse student population, and maximising their potential. 

The post holder will join a team of registered Nutritionists, medical practitioners and bio-scientists who are contributing in the delivery of BSc Nutrition fully accredited by the Association for Nutrition (Accreditation Number 274) as well as other undergraduate and postgraduate courses within the School of Health Sciences. 

The post holder will be expected to teach on and develop the broad nutrition and food science curriculum at undergraduate and postgraduate level. In line with this, applications are particularly welcomed from individuals who are able to contribute to the teaching of nutrition and food science elements especially with excellent knowledge and understanding of consumer sciences and sensory evaluation of food. Additionally, candidates should be competent and confident in application of the knowledge of dietary guidelines in nutrition especially within the field of new product development. The post holder must therefore be able to contribute to our nutrition and food science teaching including development of laboratory practical sessions, for instance, within the area of sensory analysis, nutritional biochemistry, nutrient profiling, reformulation and recipe modification at undergraduate level. Knowledge and experience of working in food and nutrition sector and especially in sensory analysis settings is desirable. 

The successful applicant will join a supportive team of academic staff who work well together as a cohesive School. The School is fully committed to excellence in teaching, to enhancing the student experience, and to delivering research of the highest quality. Research strategy of the team is focused on the applied and multidisciplinary research often in collaboration with sport and exercise scientists and other health professionals. Relevant research areas in the School include micronutrient research, energy balance, biomarkers of nutritional status and research on polyphenols as well as research into the assessment of nutritional status, musculoskeletal health and cardiometabolic risk among young and older adults. 

The University is rapidly developing its research profile and has an ambitious agenda for the future.  All new academic staff appointed to the University must either already be research active at REF 3* or above level or have the clear proven capacity, willingness and ability to become research active at this level for REF2021.  The University has various support mechanisms in place to help scholars who are ambitious in developing a strong research profile. 

The post is permanent, subject to the normal probationary period of twelve months. 

We recruit staff nationally and internationally as we seek out the best to help build Hope for the future. If you join us, you will be doing so at an exciting time. We have just achieved Gold Standard in the Teaching Excellent Framework (TEF), the government scheme to build evidence about the performance of the UK Higher Education sector in teaching quality, learning environment and student outcomes. We have also recently opened a new state of the art science centre, featuring specialist laboratory spaces dedicated to nutrition including a food lab, laboratories of metabolism and clinical nutrition, nutrition biochemistry lab and laboratory of sensory analysis. If you have the energy, drive and commitment to assist us in this journey, we would be delighted to hear from you. 

For further details and/or informal discussion about this position and the curriculum, please contact:

 

Dr Omid Khaiyat

Acting Head of School of Health Sciences

Liverpool Hope University

Tel: 0151 291 3262

Email: alizado@hope.ac.uk

 

Requirement for PhD 

Please note that a PhD is required for this post.  When completing your application please include the title and a copy of the abstract of your doctoral dissertation.  Candidates who have not completed a PhD but are at a very advanced stage can be short-listed and interviewed but if offered the post will be required to successfully complete the PhD within 6 months from the date of appointment to the role.  The post will not be continued beyond this point unless this condition is met. 

 

Requirement for FHEA or equivalent 

The University seeks to ensure that all academic staff who teach have relevant training and/or experience and to this end the norm is to ask new colleagues to complete a 15 credit M level module in Classroom Practice.  The University covers the cost of this and it is taught intensively in the first few weeks of the new academic year (total contact hours are around 15).  The University also sets achievement of FHEA status (or above) as a probationary target and offers full support for colleagues to achieve this, again covering the costs. One way that this can be done is by completing the full PGCertLTHE, a 60 credit award of which ‘Classroom Practice’ comprises 25%.  An alternative is by means of an individual application direct to the HEA.  Hope runs workshops for those going down this route.