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Lecturer in Dietetics & Human Nutrition

Requisition ID:  22934

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  13-Sep-2022


We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.


What’s in it for you? Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.


Newcastle is an inclusive global University community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.


Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.


Salary: £37,474 to £51,805 per annum


Closing Date: 13 October 2022


The Role 


These roles sit within the School of Biomedical, Nutritional and Sport Sciences (BNS), part of our Faculty of Medical Sciences who deliver world leading innovation and excellence in teaching and research. 


We have a vacancy for one full-time (1.0FTE) and one part-time (0.5FTE) Lecturer in Dietetics and Human Nutrition to deliver teaching, assessment and student support for the undergraduate Dietetic and Nutrition programmes in the Faculty of Medical Sciences.  You will be expected to contribute to curriculum development, research, and the wider academic, scholarly and professional requirements of the School and Faculty.


You will join an enthusiastic and vibrant group of educationalists and researchers at an exciting time of expansion of nutrition and dietetic undergraduate teaching at Newcastle University.  Our programmes include MDiet Dietetics, BSc Food and Human Nutrition, BSc Nutrition with Food Marketing and, in 2023, the launch of our new MSci Nutrition and Exercise Science.


Further information about the School is available here and you can view details of our facilities here.


Informal enquiries may be made to Ms Susan Lennie, e-mail


The University has developed an Academic Job Summary Guidance document which summarises the range of activities that academic staff may be expected to perform.


Key Accountabilities
•    Design and deliver high quality teaching and learning material, resources and activities as part of a team. This should be carried out within external, professional or accreditation requirements
•    Set, mark and assess course work and examinations, providing timely and effective feedback to students
•    Ensure that current research, scholarship and evaluation is informing teaching and assessment practice
•    Supervise undergraduate and/or postgraduate research projects in nutrition and dietetics and related disciplines
•    Provide timely mentoring, academic guidance and pastoral support to students to enhance their learning experience
•    Undertake administrative duties related to the degree programmes and modules as appropriate to role
•    Engage in research activities, teaching innovation and/or other professional activities for the benefit of the University and the discipline


The Person 


Knowledge, Skills and Experience 

•    Knowledge, ability and expertise to teach dietetics, nutrition and other related topics at both undergraduate and postgraduate level 
•    Awareness of current issues and trends in Dietetics and Human Nutrition with wide-ranging knowledge and experience in clinical and/or community dietetics.
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills
•    Ability to contribute to recruitment activities for the degree programmes.
•    Experience of working independently and cohesively within a team and contributing enthusiastically to the team goals
•    Ability to work with placement providers to develop and support student work experience placements
•    Experience of providing pastoral support to students

•    Experience of supervising student research projects in the area 
•    A good quality publication record for the discipline, with peer reviewed publications at international level
•    Experience of coordinating and leading modules or courses in higher education


Attributes and Behaviour

•    Effective communicator who is able to motivate and engage students and colleagues
•    Willingness to work flexibly and according to the demands of the programme
•    Sensitivity to the views of others
•    Enthusiasm for the task in hand



•    Honours Degree or Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics
•    Health and Care Professions Council registration in Dietetics
•    PhD and/or educated to Masters level or equivalent
•    Recognised Postgraduate teaching qualification
•    Basic Food Hygiene certificate




The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.


Requisition ID: 22934