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Lectureship in Food Policy

Centre for Food Policy, City, University of London
Northampton Square EC1V 0HB

Posted: 23/09/2019

Deadline: 24/10/2019

Compensation: £38,017 to £62,727

Paid Full-time Permanent

Job description


City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (35% postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries. In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research. Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university: it has recently agreed a new Vision & Strategy 2026. Founded in 1894, City is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year.

The Centre for Food Policy is a leading interdisciplinary centre dedicated to improving food policy worldwide. It has been at the cutting-edge of education, research and impact in food policy for over 20 years. The vision of the Centre is that food policy is addressing major food systems challenges effectively and equitably to improve the wellbeing of people and planet.

The Centre is guided by four strategic priorities: to provide the evidence needed to support the development, design and delivery of more integrated and inclusive policy; to translate scholarship into practice by actively seeking to have impact on policy; to produce a larger and stronger generation of leaders, decision-makers and influencers in food policy equipped with the skill of food systems thinking for the real world; and to be a vibrant, energetic and stimulating place to learn and work where all contributions are valued.

The Centre is developing new impact-focused research programmes, diversifying its educational offer and expanding student recruitment.


The School is seeking to appoint an outstanding academic to a Lectureship or Senior Lectureship to conduct research with impact and deliver education of the highest quality. The Lecturer or Senior Lecturer will play a key role in supporting the Centre in advancing its mission.

Person Specification

A record of producing world-leading or internationally excellent research is essential. Appointment to a Senior Lectureship will require additional academic experience, including the delivery of excellent education.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date for applications: 11:59pm, 24th October 2019.

Actively working to promote equal opportunity and diversity.

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About Centre for Food Policy, City, University of London

The Centre for Food Policy works to advance integrated and inclusive food policies for everyone. We look at food policy through an inter-disciplinary, food systems lens that brings together different problems, sectors, institutions and issues from agriculture to nutrition, labour to public health, politics to economics and cooking to culture.