Associate Professor in Dairy Science

Grade: Grade 8

School/Department: School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading


To develop internationally competitive research in the area of animal sciences, preferably with an emphasis related to dairy production and associated responsibilities for teaching, administration and outreach. Candidates working in all areas of dairy science are encouraged to apply.

Main duties and responsibilities

Applications are invited for the post of Associate Professor in Dairy Animal Science. The opportunity arises because of the strategic desire to strengthen and enhance the research programme within the internationally recognised Centre for Dairy Research.

The appointee is expected to make a significant contribution to the research agenda of the Department of Animal Sciences within the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development and develop a successful externally funded research portfolio. We would welcome applications from individuals with interests within the broad area of Animal Science but are especially interested in growing our research excellence in the areas of sustainable and efficient production of animal-derived foods with a major focus on sustainable dairy production.

Although we view this as a research focussed post the appointee will be expected to engage with both under- and post-graduate teaching and to demonstrate the ability and willingness to engage in multi-disciplinary activities, in particular with the Institute of Nutrition, Food and Health, Walker Institute for Climate Change Research, Soil Research Centre, and other Departments within the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development. Candidates should hold a PhD in a relevant area (for example Animal or Dairy Science). A track record in securing research funding and high-quality publications are essential.

Salary: £52,560 - £59,135 per annum

Closing date: 15/09/2021

Further information can be found here.