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Lecturer in Human Nutrition and Dietetics

Requisition ID:  5235

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date: 


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.


Salary: £35,845 - £49,553 

Closing Date:  21 October 2020



The Role


This role sits within the School of Biomedical, Nutritional and Sport Sciences (BNS), part of our Faculty of Medical Sciences who deliver world leading innovation and research excellence. We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Human Nutrition and Dietetics to deliver teaching, assessment and student support for the undergraduate Nutrition and Dietetic 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, as well as be involved in the co-ordination of clinical and work-based placements.


An honours degree or postgraduate diploma in Dietetics and HCPC registration in Dietetics are required.  A PhD or Masters qualification and a recognised postgraduate teaching qualification are also desirable.


You will have the appropriate knowledge, ability and expertise to design and deliver high quality teaching and learning resources for dietetics and human programmes, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.  The ability to work with placement providers to develop and support student work experience placements is also essential.


Further information about the School is available at https://www.ncl.ac.uk/bns/


Informal enquiries may be made to Ms Susan Lennie by e-mail at susan.lennie@newcastle.ac.uk.



Key Accountabilities


  • Design and deliver high quality teaching and learning material, resources and activities as part of the team delivering on the Master of Dietetics, BSc Food and Human Nutrition, and BSc Nutrition with Food Marketing programmes. 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 nutrition and dietetics and other related topics at both undergraduate and postgraduate level 
  • Awareness of current issues and trends in Human Nutrition and Dietetics with wide-ranging knowledge and experience in clinical and/or community dietetics.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Effective communicator who is able to motivate and engage students and colleagues.
  • 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 supervising student research projects in the area
  • A good quality publication record for the discipline, with peer reviewed publications at international level



Attributes and Behaviour

  • 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
  • HCPC registration in Dietetics



  • PhD and/or educated to Masters level or equivalent
  • Recognised Postgraduate teaching qualification



Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff 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.


Requisition ID: 5235


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.