Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics

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Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Post Date:31st January 2024
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Senior Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics

Hatfield, Hertfordshire

Full time – Fixed term Contract for 20 weeks (must finish on the 31st of July) 2024 

Salary: £44,263pa to 56,021pa by annual increments on achieving designated skills and experience Reference Number: 057095


We wholeheartedly encourage applications from BAME and LGTBQ candidates, who are currently under-represented within the School.


We are seeking a motivated, committed and proactive registered dietitian who has either experience in teaching or in practice or research in Nutrition or Dietetics. Experience in teaching in higher education or involvement in dietetic placement supervision would be an advantage.


The Bioscience, Agriculture, Nutrition & Dietetics (BAND) team is part of the Department of Clinical, Pharmaceutical, and Biological Sciences which focuses on some of life sciences’ most exciting and rapidly evolving disciplines.  The Department is active in research, consultancy and training with strong links to education and commerce worldwide.


The appointed lecturer will join a friendly, busy, committed and engaging team, benefit from a supportive working environment, access study leave and funding for continuing professional development and access exciting research opportunities


The opportunity may be of interest to an experienced dietitian from practice who is interested in developing their skills in higher education teaching and learning.


Main Duties and Responsibilities

You will work within the BAND Subject Group in developing and delivering existing undergraduate and postgraduate modules on programmes within the School of Life and Medical Sciences. The teaching contribution is flexible but will involve Nutrition and Dietetics focused teaching.


Skills and Experience

You will be a registered dietitian and have either experience in teaching or in practice or research in Nutrition or Dietetics. You may also have experience in teaching in higher education or involvement in dietetic placement supervision.


Qualifications Required

The successful candidate will have a minimum of an Honours Degree in Nutrition or Dietetics. They will also have either a postgraduate qualification, i.e. Masters or PhD (completed or close to completion, in a relevant field or be working at a clinical level as a dietitian equivalent to Band 7 in the NHS or in the private sector. Registration with the HCPC or eligible to apply for registration is also essential.


Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria. Please attach a personal statement showing clearly how your skills and experience match the Person Specification.


An appointment to this role may require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate.


Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Please contact Dr Jane McClinchy Professional Lead Dietetics


The University offers every individual the opportunity to succeed. We want our staff to represent multi-faceted life experiences, varied cultural heritage and to encourage cognitive diversity. We recognise that the field is not ‘level’ and want to actively address barriers to progression. Markers of success to date include no gender pay gap within the School where this post sits and holding an Athena Swan Bronze Award. We also challenge stereotypes and partner with networks both within and outside of the University to enhance inclusion in the workplace.


We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts


Closing Date: 25 February 2024


Interview Date: 12 March 2024.







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