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Lecturer (Human Nutrition) (3350)

This successful, well-established and expanding Department is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Human Nutrition who will contribute to the development and delivery of  human nutrition, nutritional sciences and dietetics  within Food, Nutrition and Health and support the enhancement of student experience whilst actively participating in departmental activities.

The Department of Health Professions offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, including Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Nutritional Sciences, Sports and Exercise Nutrition, Human Nutrition, Dietetics (January 2022 start), Sport Nutrition, Sport and Exercise Medicine and Post Graduate Medicine . We also have a vibrant research student community across all disciplines.

All of our courses are designed to combine academic, work based knowledge with practical experience, and skills to ensure our students are fit for practice, fit for employment and make a valued contribution to the advancement of knowledge in physiotherapy and the wider health and social care agenda. Technology and creativity are at the heart of the student experience in the department and we are committed to delivering innovative teaching methods to enhance learning.


About the role:

The successful applicant will be required to teach  human nutrition,  public health nutrition and epidemiology  to undergraduate and postgraduate level students. In addition to on-campus teaching and utilising the department's purpose-built food science laboratories, there will be additional opportunities to contribute to our other undergraduate and postgraduate health programmes within the department.


About the candidate:

The ideal candidate will have a research active background, with experience of curriculum delivery and industrial or clinical expertise within human nutrition. Knowledge of nutritional epidemiology would be a significant advantage.

You will also have a good first degree together with a PhD in a relevant discipline or equivalent qualifications. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate excellent oral and written competencies, interpersonal skills and a willingness to work in multidisciplinary teams.

The successful applicant is expected to contribute to both the curriculum and the enhancement of student experience whilst actively participating in departmental activities including development of new course material, the delivery of lectures, seminars and tutorials, practical classes, demonstrations, workshops, student field trips and project supervision.


Working at Manchester Met:

Manchester Metropolitan University is a great place to work, and you will be part of a great team.  We are ambitious for our staff; ourselves and we recognise the key contribution our colleagues make by Staff being one of our four strategic priorities.

In addition to a great working environment, you will have access to the University facilities including sport, library and wide range of benefits including health and wellbeing support.

We offer a competitive salary alongside an industry beating pension scheme.  We also offer generous holiday packages, which include 35 days per year holiday, plus Christmas shutdown, plus bank holidays.


If you would like to join our people and share our ambition, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV and covering letter via our application portal. 


Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.

We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring and particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented in the University workforce.

We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations about this throughout the application process.

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Manchester All Saints Campus
Oxford Road, Manchester, UK, M15 6BH
  • Location:
    Manchester All Saints Campus
  • Faculty / Function:
    Health, Psychology and Social Care
  • Salary:
    Grade 8 (£35,845 to £41,526 pro rata)
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