Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Precision Livestock Production


Royal Agricultural University
Closes in 15 days (13 Mar)

The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) is proud of its long-standing reputation for preparing graduates for successful careers in international agriculture and land based sectors. The RAU is seeking to appoint an academic with an ambition to improve livestock production in changing technological, environmental, economic and regulatory contexts. The main purpose of the role is to teach, research and develop the subject of Precision Livestock Production. The successful applicant will be a significant contributor to our ‘Healthy Animal Systems’ research group, and be expected to provide research-led teaching, particularly in the application of appropriate technology to the livestock sector.

A major component of the post will be to deliver taught modules, using modern learning technologies, to produce the successful and pioneering farmers of the future. Ideally, candidates should have an established background in the Higher Education sector, industry-relevant research or experience, and proven capability in knowledge exchange. The appointee will be expected to teach across our undergraduate and postgraduate courses, will possess an excellent understanding of the subject area and a proven ability to communicate this knowledge to others. There will be opportunities to teach and research within our partner institutions overseas. You will contribute to the management, administration, coordination and development of relevant parts of the teaching portfolio. As a member of Academic Board you will have an opportunity to help shape and deliver change as the University develops a curriculum that remains focused on the student experience and employability. 

The successful candidate will have a degree in a relevant subject area, and either a postgraduate qualification or significant commercial experience in the land-based sector. We are looking to appoint at lecturer or senior lecturer level i.e. we will consider applications from early career academics with the necessary drive and enthusiasm, as well as those with a proven track record. Applicants are invited from those interested in working on a full time, part time or flexible basis.   

The University offers a comprehensive range of benefits including membership of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, 30 days annual leave and free parking.

For a full job description and details on how to apply, please visit: https://www.rau.ac.uk/about/jobs

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Mike Gooding (Michael.Gooding@rau.ac.uk) or Mr Chris Brough: Christopher.Brough@rau.ac.uk 

Closing date: 13 March 2020

Interview date: 27 March 2020