Senior Academic Appointment in Beef Production

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Harper Adams University

Newport, Shropshire

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Role Managed by:

Zachry Sazali

t: 0207 340 6213


Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Dependent upon experience and qualifications: The commencing salary will be within the range £34,804 - £51,034 per annum for a lecturer/senior lecturer appointment. Salary will be in the range £52,559 - £60,905 for Readership appointments. This may be negotiable for an exceptional candidate. Candidates with appropriate academic standing will be appointed at Professorial level.

Closing Date: 19/04/2020

Formal Interview Date: 04/05/2020

Harper Adams University is the leading UK Higher Education (HE) institution focused on the land-based and food supply-chain sectors with an important national role in these subject areas.

Situated on a single campus in rural and scenic Shropshire, the University, and its surrounding area, provide an excellent working and living environment for staff and students alike, yet the University campus is only one hour from the UK’s second city of Birmingham. Around 3,000 HE students attend the University, primarily on sandwich courses, which include a year-long industrial placement. Undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are offered. The University also welcomes individuals who wish to undertake CPD or similar professional training to support their careers in the agri-food chain and rural industries.

ABP Food Group is one of Europe’s leading beef processors. The company has built its success on research, technological investment and a deep knowledge of the sectors in which we operate. As key stakeholders in the integrity of the food supply chain, the company is focused on ensuring the full traceability of our products. The company has doubled the size of its business in the past 10 years, and continues to seek additional growth opportunities through organic initiatives and potential acquisitions.

The University seeks a highly motivated animal scientist in beef production, to join the team supporting Animal Sciences at undergraduate and postgraduate level at the University. The appointee will also provide oversight and advisory services to ABP Food Group's research activities. The University is open to appointing an individual at Senior Lecturer, Reader or Professor level.

Successful candidates will have extensive experience in one of the areas listed below and exposure to the others.

Beef Production Systems
Ruminant Nutrition
Breeding and/or reproduction
Animal Science

For further information about the University, please visit our website at         

Application Procedure:

Applications should consist of a covering letter, a full curriculum vitae, and names and contact details of three referees.

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