Assistant Professor of Sustainable Agricultural Systems
University of Nottingham Department in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
United Kingdom

Assistant Professor of Sustainable Agricultural Systems

Closing Date
Thursday, 4th March 2021
Job Type
Research & Teaching
Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Biosciences
£36914 to £49553 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

The School of Biosciences invites applications for the post of Assistant Professor in Sustainable Agricultural Systems.  The purpose of the role is to advance research and support teaching primarily within the area of Sustainable Agricultural Systems or Agri-Environment Interactions.   

The Division of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (AES) is the focus for teaching of undergraduate and MSci courses in Agricultural Science, Environmental Science and Environmental Biology. The successful candidate will be based within AES and expected to develop externally funded research and deliver modular teaching in the area of Sustainable Agricultural Systems. Applicants with an emphasis on agricultural systems management, climate smart agriculture or agri-environment interactions, are particularly welcome. 

This post will involve lecturing, running seminars, leading field courses and external visits, conducting assessments, devising and overseeing research projects and giving pastoral care to our students. The ability to design, plan and deliver high quality teaching is essential. 

Designing and leading independent research programmes and pursuing the relevant funding to achieve their aims is essential. This would involve; supervising and managing research students and researchers, presenting and interpreting outcomes and findings and engaging outside the university. 

The job involves demonstrating high level interpersonal skills with people from all over the world; working within the university’s regulations and governance in relation to teaching; and to get up to speed with our systems. 

The successful candidate will need to be flexible and might be expected to teach outside of their research area, as well as making a wider contribution to the School and University as a whole. Therefore, they need to be collegiate, involving themselves in additional activities, working in a team to deliver projects and taking opportunities to represent the School. 

The role is based at the Sutton Bonington Campus within the School of Biosciences. Further information about the School is available at: 

Candidates should have a PhD in Agricultural Science, or closely related discipline, and will be able to demonstrate a good understanding of the current challenges facing UK and global agriculture.  A proven ability to teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in relevant subjects is required while a postgraduate teaching qualification would be desirable. 

The successful applicant will have evidence of high quality publications in academic journals in a relevant subject area, the ability to develop their own research area and flexibility to collaborate with colleagues. 

This is a permanent, full time (36.25 hours per week) position, however job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof Debbie Sparkes, email, Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit;

For all successful international applicants, including EU/EEA applicants from January 2021, we offer an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses to the UK, including visas and the NHS surcharge. For more information follow this link

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