Job Opportunities: Innovative Food Systems Education Coordinators (Teaching Fellow)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 16:45

Employing unit: Innovative Food Systems Teaching and Learning

Start date: As soon as possible

Closing date: 19 June 2015

Reference number: SF07948

Post type: Full-time, Fixed-term until 30 September 2018

Payscale: £28,695 to £38,511 per annum – please note salary is dependent on location/institution. Please consult the salary range in the local job advert for each institution.

Innovative Food Systems Teaching and Learning

IFSTAL seeks to recruit a team of five full-time Coordinators for the ‘Innovative Food Systems Teaching and Learning’ (IFSTAL) Programme, one to be based in each of the consortium institutions. The positions are fixed-term contracts from mid-2015 until 30 September 2018.

The University of Reading is collecting applications for all five institutions, so to formally apply, please visit Jobs at the University of Reading – University of Reading or contact Human Resources, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading RG6 6AH. Telephone +44(0)118 378 6771 (voicemail)

IFSTAL is a HEFCE-funded collaboration across a consortium of five higher education institutions: the University of Oxford, City University London, the University of Reading, the University of Warwick and the Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH)[1]. It offers a broad overview of the food system on a voluntary basis to any Masters or PhD student in any of the five HEIs studying a subject related to food security.  It aims to develop a substantial cohort of graduates trained in the theory, practice and methodologies of food systems ‘thinking’ and research to complement their specialist skills. Initially, IFSTAL will be offered for each of the three academic years 2015/16 – 2017/18.

Working under the supervision of the respective institutions’ IFSTAL PI and as an integral member of the IFSTAL Coordinators team, each Coordinator will help deliver IFSTAL both in their own institution and across the consortium.  Each Coordinator will have experience of teaching at HE level in a food security/food systems-related discipline; an interest in, commitment to, and enthusiasm for developing skills in teaching at graduate level, and the potential to be an aspiring mentor; and experience in using Virtual Learning Environments in higher education.  Ideally they will also have experience in one or more of the following areas: course and curriculum development, social media, organising and implementing summer schools, engagement with business, the science/policy interface, and the international development agenda.

The University of Reading is collecting the applications for all five IFSTAL Institutions.  Applicants should therefore submit an application form, three-page CV, the names and contact details of three referees, and a one-page covering letter indicating the specific role(s) their background and experience would contribute to IFSTAL.  In the covering letter, please indicate the Consortium(s) you are applying for.  Please note that your application will be shared with each Institution to carry out shortlisting. Each institution will then carry out their interviews to appoint to the post they are hosting.

Further information can be obtained from:

University of Oxford: John Ingram

For more information click here.

City University, London: Tim Lang

For more information click here.

University of Reading: Alex Arnall

For more information click here.

University of Warwick: Rosemary Collier

For more information click here.

Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health (LCIRAH): Barbara Häsler

For more information click here.

1 The Centre involves academics from RVC, LSHTM and SOAS and is based at the London International Development Centre

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