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Lecturer in Human Nutrition

Requisition ID:  13081

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  09-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.


Salary for Grade F: £37,474 - £42,155  per annum

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


Closing Date: 09 October 2022


The Role 


Newcastle University is an ambitious institution with a track record of success in teaching and research. The University performs consistently well in university rankings and was recently ranked in the top 150 in the Times Higher Education World University ranking 2022.


The School of Biomedical, Nutritional and Sport Sciences, part of our Faculty of Medical Sciences, is seeking to appoint a passionate and committed Lecturer in Human Nutrition on a permanent basis. We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates who have experience in exercise and sports nutrition. 

The School is a lively, friendly community with research, innovation and teaching strengths across sport and exercise science, nutrition and dietetics and biomedical sciences. The School has seen significant growth and development in recent years including over £57 million investment in new state-of-the-art teaching and laboratory facilities located within the Dame Margaret Barbour Building and the new Sports Centre.


As a Lecturer in the School you will be significantly involved in the development and delivery of a range of high-quality teaching and learning activities to support primarily the BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition and the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science programmes and, from 2023 our new MSci Nutrition and Exercise Science. There will also be opportunities to contribute to other UG and PG degree programmes within the School. As well as developing and delivering teaching activities, the role includes marking assessments and UG and/or PG project supervision, providing pastoral support and participating in the management and administration of the degree programme(s) as required. The successful candidate will also be expected to make a significant contribution to research within the Faculty by aligning with one of the three Faculty Research Institutes , and be able to demonstrate a developing independent research profile. Applicants will need a PhD in an appropriate discipline with some prior teaching experience.


Further information about the School is available here.


Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Emma Stevenson via e-mail


Key Accountabilities

•    Develop and deliver teaching on, BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science and other relevant undergraduate and postgraduate programmes
•    Supervise undergraduate and/or postgraduate research projects in human nutrition (particularly health and exercise nutrition) and related disciplines
•    Pastoral support for students as a personal tutor and course advisor
•    Participate in the management and administration of degree programmes as required
•    Perform excellent research utilising high quality specialist facilities to enhance the reputation of Newcastle University 

The Person 


Knowledge, Skills and Experience 

•    Knowledge, ability and expertise to teach human nutrition including health and exercise nutrition and other related topics at both undergraduate and postgraduate level 
•    Experience of supervising student research projects in the area at both undergraduate and postgraduate level 
•    Experience of working independently and cohesively within a team and contributing enthusiastically to the team goals
•    Ability to work with external placement providers to develop and support student work experience placements
•    A good quality publication record for the discipline, with peer reviewed publications at international level
•    A clear, ambitious yet realistic vision for their research that represents a good fit with the aims of the academic unit 

•    Experience of working in applied practice in exercise and health nutrition and SENr accreditation 
•    Experience of coordinating and leading modules or courses in higher education 
•    Proven ability to mentor junior staff
•    Ability to provide leadership to research or teaching teams

Attributes and Behaviour

•    Effective communicator who is able to motivate and engage students and colleagues
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills
•    Willingness to work flexibly and according to the demands of the programme
•    Willingness to travel in UK and overseas on University business


•    Honours Degree in sport and exercise science or a related subject
•    PhD in an appropriate discipline

•    Teaching Qualification 


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.


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.


We understand how important the full employment package is to our colleagues at Newcastle University and we are committed to providing a great range of benefits and discounts for all.  You can learn more about what is available here on our Benefits Website page.

Requisition ID: 13081