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Professor of Sustainable Livestock Production

Requisition ID:  7804

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  24-May-2021


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.


Closing Date: 20 June 2021


The School of Natural and Environmental Sciences at Newcastle University now seeks to recruit a Professor of Sustainable Livestock Production, with a suitably qualified candidate also assuming the prestigious Endowed Chair in Agriculture. This is an exciting opportunity to join a large multidisciplinary School with access to its two University farms at Cocklepark and Nafferton with their variety of commercial and research facilities (NUFarms).


Newcastle is one of the leading Universities in Agricultural research and training, with over 125 years of history and a long record of innovation in the sector. The Professor in Sustainable Livestock Production would complement existing research strengths in arable and livestock research, providing the breadth of expertise and leadership required to expand Newcastle’s reputation as a major centre for research and training in sustainable agriculture.


Based within the Bioeconomy Directorate and joining the Animal Science Academic Group, the appointee would contribute to the leadership and further development of our expertise in the area of livestock health and welfare.


For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact the Head of School, Professor Robert Edwards at Robert.Edwards@newcastle.ac.uk


Interview Date: 22 July 2021


To view the Candidate Briefing Pack please click here


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: 7804