Harper Adams University
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Food, Land & Agribusiness Management
Location: Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB
£37,386 to £54,421
The point of entry will be dependent upon relevant qualifications and experience
Post Type: Full Time
Wednesday 14 June 2023
Harper Adams University is looking for Lecturer/ Senior Lecturers in:
• Food Business and Enterprise
• Business Decision Making/Management Accounting and Data Analysis
• Sustainable Agribusiness Management
Sharing your experience and enthusiasm to inspire others is one of the most fulfilling and rewarding jobs there is, and we have a range of opportunities for you to do exactly that by joining our expanding Business team, whether you’re new to teaching or an experienced lecturer.
At Harper Adams our business courses provide an applied and dynamic environment where students learn from your expertise and insight, from opportunities to work on real world problems, and an integrated curriculum that reflects the nature of business, developing them towards management roles.
You’ll be helping students prepare for careers across the whole spectrum of businesses, organisations and start-ups, with focused routes for the Agribusiness and Food sectors. Our exceptional graduate employment rates and employer relationships show the positive and meaningful difference that we make.
We have impressive resources to support our teaching too: an incredible network of employers, a 500 hectare mixed farm, our Food Academy, and we’re the hub of a national think-tank on sustainability, The School of Sustainable Food and Farming.
Our most valuable resource is our focused, friendly and supportive learning community and the colleagues and students the comprise it, so if your skill-sets and experience are in the range of subjects listed below please get in touch, we look forward to hearing from you!
- Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Food Business and Enterprise
Your experience as an entrepreneur, or working in or supporting enterprises in the food sector, will be invaluable in this role. You will have a breadth of understanding of enterprise and business management and your skills and expertise will allow you to contribute to topic areas which may include:
• Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
• Business Management
• Sustainable Practices in Food Business Management
• Food Retail Buying
• Food Marketing
You will develop the students’ business acumen, commerciality, their confidence and capability as managers, and also contribute to the ongoing development of teaching and learning resources. There will be a focus on sustainable business within this role, and where required we will support you to develop this and other skill-sets including those for teaching and learning.
- Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Business Decision Making/Management Accounting and Data Analysis
You will be helping our students develop their understanding of how data and financial measures can be interpreted and used by managers to make sustainable business decisions. Your skills and expertise will allow you to contribute to topic areas which may include:
• Management Accounting
• Financial Decision Making
• Analysis of Statistics, Business Data and Management Information
• Principles of Taxation
• Sustainability in Decision Making
• Communication of the above to different audiences
You will develop the students’ numerical confidence and ability to interpret data and information to create meaningful insights, and also contribute to the ongoing development of teaching and learning resources. There will be a healthy dose of sustainable business modelling within this role, and where required we will support you to develop this and other skill-sets including those for teaching and learning.
- Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Agribusiness Management
You will have an understanding of agribusiness across the breadth of the sector beyond farming and primary production to reflect the career trajectories of our graduates, and your depth of professional experience will give you credibility with our students and stakeholders. Your skills and expertise will allow you to contribute to topic areas which may include:
• Sustainable Practices in Agribusiness
• Supply Chains in the Agribusiness Sector
• Agribusiness Organisations and Markets
• People Management in Agribusinesses
• Drivers of Change in Agribusiness including Global and Consumer Trends
Harper Adams University is highly influential in the agri-sector and through your broad experience you will develop confident, capable agribusiness managers with a focus on sustainability, and also contribute to the ongoing development of teaching and learning resources. Where required we will support you to develop your skill-sets including those for teaching and learning.
These are exciting opportunities for enthusiastic and motivated individuals with an ambition to inspire our students, become an integral part of our team and play a key role in the delivery of our courses. Relevant professional experience can be just as valuable as academic experience, and if you’ve never taught before we will support you as you in acquire these skills and your teaching qualification. If you already have experience of teaching or working in an academic context and want to develop this further, these roles could provide you with the opportunity to develop your research interests at a time when sustainable management is evolving rapidly.
If you have any queries or questions or for an informal discussion please contact Geoff Underwood (Associate Head of Department) via email at [email protected]
Applications should be made by sending a full Curriculum Vitae and supporting statement, which clearly highlights how your skills and experience match the requirements of the role, to Jayne Weaver, Recruitment Advisor via email at [email protected] Candidates should ensure that they provide full details of the name, postal address, email address and telephone number of two referees, including present or most recent employer.
Application deadline is midnight on 14 June 2023
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