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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

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

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”.