Associate Professor - Food Systems

UWE Bristol
£51,034 to £60,905
Contract Type: 
Full Time
Contract Details: 
Perm and full time
Details of Role: 

Working within the Department of Applied Sciences (DAS), the Associate Professor of Food Systems will enhance our growing reputation within the field of food systems research. This is a key research field for the Department and UWE which aligns to the university research beacons of Health and Wellbeing; Sustainability by Design, UWE Strategy 2030, and addresses key global challenges. This post will provide the strategic research leadership in Food Systems across DAS and the Centre for Research in Biosciences (CRIB) enhancing internal and external collaborations. The Associate Professor will also support the academic development and delivery of our growing portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. This is a fulltime permanent post.


DAS has a long-term excellent reputation in delivering research with impact in the agri-food sector. This is demonstrated by our established research in the areas of molecular plant sciences, diseases and crop production, development of novel sensing systems for monitoring food quality, extension of food shelf via novel antimicrobials, off-grid water treatment technologies, food quality and food spoilage, agri-tech, land use and wildlife conservation, and science communication of food waste, packaging and agricultural pollution. This new Associate Professor post will build upon and enhance these research strengths. Preference will be given to laboratory or field based researchers with a focus on sustainable food production and/or food security, food systems for healthy people, and/or the environmental impact of food systems.



Department of Applied Sciences

The Department runs a number of very successful high recruiting undergraduate and postgraduate science programmes that focus on the application of science and scientific solutions. The field of Food Systems is relevant to all our programmes. Aspects such as food supply, food safety, food and health, food security and sustainable food production, are integral to our programmes from conservation and environmental science through to biomedical and the forensic sciences. The Associate Professor in Food Systems will make a significant contribution to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and will be responsible for overseeing input to our programmes and ensuring that content is innovative, contemporary and future facing.


The Department of Applied Sciences is a proud recipient of an Athena Swan Bronze Award and our commitment to creating a culture for gender equality is reflected in a number of ongoing actions related to workload management, flexible working and career development within the Department. The Department is home to two UWE Research Centres, the Centre for Research in Biosciences (CRIB) and the Science Communication Unit (SCU). These centres offer you access to the latest world class facilities and expertise to continue to develop your research career. As a Department we are also proud of our commitment to widening participation and outreach activities and working with local schools and communities, as demonstrated by our (BoxED) initiative and contributions to local events, including the Festival of Nature.




UWE Bristol

UWE Bristol is an ambitious university. Together, our people are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures. We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims.

Closing Date: 
Wednesday, 14 October, 2020 - 15:45
How to Apply: 

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Contact Person: 
Nina Stonelake
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
0117 3281715
Postal Address: 
HR Department, UWE Bristol Coldharbour Lane Frenchay Bristol BS16 1QY