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Lecturer in Nutrition Enterprise and Outreach

Requisition ID:  22952

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Part Time
Posted Date:  14-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 for Grade F: £37,474 - £42,155  per annum

Salary for Grade G: £43,414 - £51,805  per annum

Closing Date: 16 October 2022


The Role 


This part-time 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 excellence in teaching and research. 


We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer with substantial experience in the food or nutrition industry to deliver teaching, and student support for industrial placements for the undergraduate Nutrition programmes in the Faculty of Medical Sciences. 


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.


You will be expected to support students and administer employability activities related to placements, industry experiences, and study abroad.  The role will involve being a key liaison point for existing industry partners, whilst also fostering new industrial relationships.  You will also promote the nutrition programmes through marketing, social media and other ongoing activities. 


This is a 0.4 FTE role that will be based at our Newcastle City Centre campus, but will require occasional UK travel to visit placement students and industrial partners. The working pattern will be negotiated with the successful candidate.


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
•    Maintain existing industrial relationships with food and nutrition businesses
•    Support undergraduate students in their search for 1-year or summer industrial placements/internships 
•    Provide academic and pastoral support to students whilst they are on placement
•    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
•    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 

•    Experience working in, or recruiting for, the food or nutrition industry 
•    Knowledge, ability and expertise to teach nutrition and other related topics at both undergraduate and postgraduate level 
•    Awareness of current issues and trends in Food and Human Nutrition employment with wide-ranging knowledge and experience in the commercial food and nutrition landscape
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills
•    Have the digital skills necessary to support social media and marketing activity
•    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 coordinating and leading modules or courses in higher education


Attributes and Behaviour

•    Effective communicator who is able to motivate and engage students and work with colleagues and industry partners.
•    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 in Food Science and Technology, Human Nutrition or related disciplines

•    Registered nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition
•    PhD and/or educated to Masters level or equivalent
•    Recognised Postgraduate teaching qualification





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: 22952