Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Nutrition

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Nutrition

  • Post Date:30th April 2021
  • Apply Before: 30th May 2021
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Job Description

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Nutrition – (Education and Research) (Ref. P) 

The starting salary for a Lecturer will be from £35,845 up to £46,718 on Grade (F), depending on qualifications and experience. For a Senior Lecturer, the starting salary will be from £45,361 up to £59,135 on Grade (G), depending on qualifications and experience

Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

College of Life and Environmental Sciences

The College of Life and Environmental Sciences brings together the excellent teaching and research of Biosciences, Geography, Psychology and Sport and Health Sciences. Sport and Health Sciences is one of the top departments in the UK and was ranked 13th in the Global University rankings for Sports Science in 2021.

The University’s collegiate system, including the College of Medicine and Health with whom we are co-located on the beautiful St Luke’s campus, facilitates a truly interdisciplinary approach to academic innovation, research and learning.

We are seeking to appoint a new, full time and permanent Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Nutrition to support the continued development and management of our new BSc in Nutrition programme, and to further strengthen our activities in Sport and Health Sciences. The appointed person will be an innovative academic, and a registered nutritionist or dietician who is committed to delivering the highest quality research and education.

We recognise that our department would benefit from increased diversity and are committed to challenging our procedures to improve and sustain this along the talent pipeline. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce

The role

The post of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Nutrition will contribute to extending the research profile of Sport and Health Sciences at Exeter.

The successful applicant will be a registered nutritionist (Association for Nutrition) and/or dietitian and hold a PhD in nutrition or a related area. Applicants will have an independent, internationally recognised research programme in an active field of nutrition research which is related or complementary to existing Exeter strengths. Applicants with expertise in nutritional epidemiology, clinical nutrition, nutrition science, or sustainable nutrition would be particularly welcomed.

About you

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate the following qualities and characteristics;  a strong record in attracting research funding, or demonstrable potential to attract such funding; teamwork skills to work in collaboration with existing group members; an active and supportive approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research that will help to foster interactions and links both within the University and externally with business and industry; the attitude and ability to engage in continuous professional development; the aptitude to develop familiarity with a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning; and enthusiasm for delivering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

For appointment at Senior Lecturer level, in addition to the above applicants must be able to demonstrate a strong potential for research leadership with a track record in refereed publications, proven success in significant grant capture and relationships with external organisations and funders. Previous industrial experience is also welcomed. 

What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon.

Please ensure you read our Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role. To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here 

Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity at Exeter

With over 22,000 students and 5,500 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Since 2019, the university has also signed an Armed Forces Covenant, demonstrating the University’s commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.                                                                      


We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • numerous discounts at leading retailers
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

For an informal and confidential discussion about the post please contact Head of Department Mark Wilson on telephone 01392 722891 or email mark.wilson@exeter.ac.uk.

We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.

This role may be subject to additional background screening.

The department is proud to have held an Athena SWAN silver award since 2014 in recognition of their commitment and impact to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects.

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