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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Statistics & Agri Data Analysis

Crop & Environmental Sciences

Salary:   £34,189 to £50,132
(The point of entry will be dependent upon relevant qualifications and experience)
Closing Date:   Friday 11 January 2019
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  AW-171

For Harper Adams to be a premier provider of higher education for the land based industries, it is essential to have expertise to underpin our provision within this sector. This appointment is a new initiative designed to address the increase in complex research projects undertaken by the University and the opportunities created by the availability and analysis of Big Data within the agriculture and land use sector.

Suitable candidates will have a good first degree in a relevant subject area and a relevant higher degree, typically a PhD. We will also consider applicants with appropriate postgraduate level technical knowledge and expertise relevant to the post. Candidates should have a strong interest in the application of statistical and data analysis techniques to support research within the agriculture and land use sector.

It would be desirable , but not essential, for candidates to have had some direct experience of analysing agricultural data. Applications from individuals with an established academic record demonstrating research experience and a portfolio of publications would be welcome. All candidates should have an active interest in research, teaching and knowledge exchange.

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Harper Adams University is one of the premier UK Higher Education Institutions focused on the land-based and food supply chain sector.

With 2800 undergraduate students, plus those completing postgraduate, research and CPD programmes, Harper Adams is the UK's largest single provider of higher education for these subjects.  Programmes fall into eleven broad subject areas – but none operate in isolation. Community and collaboration are key at Harper Adams, meaning everyone, including staff, students and industry partners, benefits from a close network of knowledge and opportunity exchange

Situated in Shropshire, the campus and the surrounding area provide an excellent working and living environment for staff and students alike.

Harper Adams is consistently positioned highly in a range of national ratings, performance measures and league tables. Its current graduate employment rate is 98% (the joint top rating in England) and student satisfaction stands at 93% (National Student Survey 2017).

Harper Adams is ranked as the UK’s Best Modern University by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018; was named University of the Year in the 2016 and 2017 Whatuni Student Choice Awards and holds a Gold (highest level) award from the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework.

In 2018 Harper Adams University will receive the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education, part of the UK honours system.

Applied research is at the heart of the university’s activity, with the work of a thriving academic community underpinning both teaching and work with the industries allied to Harper. The 2014 Government Research Excellence Framework rated all of the university’s research as “of international quality”, and more than half was deemed “world leading” or “internationally excellent”.