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Lecturer in Entomology

Crop & Environmental Sciences

Salary:   £32,958
Closing Date:   Friday 06 October 2017
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  LEAW17

The person appointed will be responsible to the Head of the Crops and Environment Sciences Department for the discharge of his/her duties which, appropriate to experience and background, will include:

• Contributing to the successful teaching, assessment and management of a suite of undergraduate and postgraduate modules within the subject area of entomology

• Participating in the development, organisation and delivery of UK and overseas short courses within the entomology subject area

• Participating in the organisation and supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate student dissertations, projects and vocational placements.

• Managing and undertaking research and consultancy relevant to entomology

• Delivering tangible academic outputs in the form of PhD graduates and peer-reviewed journal and conference papers

; • Generating external funding (from national, international, industry and other sources) to support entomology research;

• Maintaining and developing relationships with key organisations within the entomology sector

• Participation in course management structure and adherence to the quality assurance procedures of the University;

• Attending conferences and meetings and delivering lectures and presentations to outside organisations.

• Contributing to the broader academic life of the University

• Such other duties as may reasonably be requested by the Head of Crop and Environment Sciences Department

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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 over 3,000 students it is the UK's largest single provider of higher education for these subjects. 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. 

In 2014 the Times Higher Education Awards shortlisted the university for the prestigious title of University of the Year, putting Harper Adams in the top six universities in the country.  In the 2015 Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards Harper Adams won the category for Outstanding International Strategy.  In the 2016 Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards we won the award for Outstanding Marketing & Communications Team. 

In the 2016 Whatuni? Student Choice Awards, based on student reviews, Harper Adams took the title of University of the Year and won the Student Support and Job Prospects gold awards, plus silver and bronze in a further five categories. 

Harper Adams ranked second in the 2016 Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey.  In the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, the University was ranked 36th, the highest position yet achieved by a post-1992 university, and was awarded the title of Modern University of the Year.