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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Farm Business Management

Agriculture & Environment

Location:  Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB
Salary:  £35,326 to £51,799 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 Thursday 18 August 2022
Reference:  AW-888

This is a career-enhancing opportunity to for a suitably qualified and experienced individual with a strong interest in farm business management to join our friendly team within the Agriculture and Environment Department.   The role will require the postholder to lead and contribute to a selection of modules explicitly looking at aspects of farm businesses management. Teaching delivery will include assessment of existing farm businesses, including key non-financial performance indicators through to delivering the principles of farm planning and budgeting. The postholder will also be encouraged and supported to develop either a successful research programme, provide consultancy on behalf of the University or deliver short courses to the sector, depending on candidate background and personal interest. There is freedom within the role to develop interests and to work with other organisations and businesses. For example, the Farm Business Management team have worked with AGCO in Zambia to develop training programmes for emergent farmers. Other activities within the Farm Business Management team includes support for the annual student Farm Planner of the Year competition in which students compete to demonstrate their farm business management knowledge and skills. The Harper Adams team won in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, and were runners up in 2019.

Candidates should have a first degree in agriculture, business or related area and a higher degree or equivalent technical or professional experience. Applications from individuals with a commercial background are welcomed. All candidates should have experience of UK commercial farm business management and evidence of an established or developing profile. Candidates should have the ability to apply business and science principles to real-life farm scenarios and be familiar with essential farm business management techniques, including business planning, financial analysis, management of risk, resilience and sensitivity analysis, investment and policy evaluation. For candidates who do not have previous higher education teaching experience support will be provided for development within this role.

If you have any queries or questions or for an informal discussion please contact Matt Rodenhurst (   For further information about the University or to see full job description, please visit our website at


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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 around 2,800 undergraduate students, plus those completing postgraduate, research and CPD programmes, Harper Adams University 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. The University has been the highest performing modern university in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide for the last four years, climbing to 17th place in the overall league table. In the 2020 guide Harper Adams was named Modern University of the Year and runner-up University of the Year. In the 2019 Whatuni? Student Choice Awards, based on student reviews, Harper Adams won the Student Support category for the fifth time – the only university to have taken the title since the awards began - and won the category for best job prospects for a fourth year running. In the 2020 QS World Rankings for Agriculture and Forestry published in March 2020, Harper Adams was ranked first in the UK for academic reputation and second in the world for its reputation with employers.

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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