Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Livestock Production

Role Purpose

The main purpose of the role is to teach and develop the subject of Livestock Production. The necessary
expertise for this role will have been acquired through academic practice and also, ideally, through experience
in the industry.

The appointee will be expected to teach across our undergraduate and postgraduate courses, will possess an
excellent understanding of the subject area and a proven ability to communicate this knowledge to others.
You will contribute to the management, administration, coordination and development of relevant parts of
the teaching portfolio. There is also an expectation that the successful applicant will engage in related activities
such as research, consultancy, and other aspects of knowledge exchange. You will have a teaching
qualification or willingness to obtain one.

As a member of Academic Board you will have an opportunity to help shape and deliver change as the
University develops a curriculum that remains focussed on the student experience and employability.
The successful candidate will have a degree in a relevant subject area, and either a postgraduate qualification
or significant management experience in the land-based sector.
While we would like to appoint an experienced HE academic, we will also consider applications from those at
the start of their career.

Key Responsibilities

Teaching and Assessment
 Deliver teaching through lectures, tutorials, seminars, field excursions practical exercises and other
modes of delivery to undergraduate and postgraduate students.
 Develop the School’s teaching programmes in Livestock Production to ensure they are cutting edge
and embrace the latest innovations in teaching and learning.
 Design, deliver and mark a range of assessments, as required by programme specifications.
 Supervise undergraduate and postgraduate student dissertations.
 Create student awareness of current professional practice through visits, case studies and visiting
speakers.
 Provide academic and pastoral support for students e.g. through personal tutor responsibilities.
 Contribute to the generation and delivery of professional development courses.

Scholarly and Professional Activity
 Engage in a programme of academic research.
 Engage in on-going professional development, including completion of a Postgraduate Certificate in
Academic Practice (PGCAP or equivalent) if not already held.
 Attending and contributing to relevant congresses and conferences to develop the wider agenda and
to promote the RAU’s programmes.
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 Identifying opportunities for marketing the courses at RAU, through interaction, engagement and
networking with students, employers, investors and sector specialists.

Administration
 Manage modules, programmes and other functions.
 Attendance at academic board, programme meetings, School meetings, examiners meetings and
other management meetings arising from assigned responsibilities.
 Assist with the careers service to students and employers.
 Be part of the School recruitment team.
 Participating in the corporate life of the RAU as deemed relevant by the Head of School and Vice
Chancellor.
 To contribute to the development of the wider University’s new curriculum and academic agenda.

Skills and Experience
 Proven experience of teaching in the Higher Education Sector, at least up to Masters level.
 Expertise in practical Livestock Production would be particularly welcomed.
 Experience of programme management and design.
 Experience of agricultural business development.
 Previous experience of independent research and /or consultancy would be advantageous.
 Proven experience of leading or influencing teams.
 Working to deadlines and targets and keeping within budgets.
 Ideally you will have a relevant professional post graduate qualification (e.g. a PhD, MBA)

Closing date: 17/09/2019

Further information can be found here.