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Lecturer in Forestry & Woodland

Agriculture & Environment

Location:  Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB
Salary:  £34,804 to £39,152 per annum
The point of entry will be dependent upon relevant qualifications and experience
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Sunday 20 June 2021
Reference:  AW-426

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 represents an exciting new opportunity to expand and strengthen forestry and woodland teaching and research at the University.

A key element of this role is the delivery of high quality teaching and the postholder will be required to lead and contribute to key undergraduate and postgraduate modules that consider all aspects of forestry woodland management. The University would also welcome individuals with additional experience and expertise in one or more of the following areas; forest pathology and pests; game management; carbon management; GIS;

Suitable candidates will have a good first degree and a higher degree in forestry, land use or a related area and/or equivalent commercial, technical or professional experience. All candidates should, however, have a strong interest in sustainable UK commercial forestry and woodland systems


If you have any queries or questions or for an informal discussion please contact Dr Andy Wilcox awilcox@harper-adams.ac.uk


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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”. 


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