University College Cork (UCC)

Lecturership in Food Waste

2023-02-16
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School of Food & Nutritional Sciences

Permanent Whole Time Post

This position is being filled as part of UCC Futures: Food, Microbiome and Health.

UCC Futures is an ambitious new programme of research prioritisation, coupled with an innovative academic recruitment strategy spanning 10 strategically important indicative areas encompassing the Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, STEM, Health, Business and Law.

UCC Futures: Food, Microbiome and Health.is a once in a generation opportunity to generate an ecosystem that will maximise the potential of our academic expertise and provide tangible, impactful, solutions in response to one of the most important global challenges of our time. 

UCC wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Food Waste in the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences. The post-holder will be an emerging leader in research to optimize shelf life and prevent food waste, with a proven track record of research excellence. Areas required are expertise in the structure and behaviour of food at the macro-micro and nano-levels; nutritional stability and quality, environmental stability of food components; structure-function relationships; interactions of solid food matrices and importantly, the regulatory environment of shelf-life optimization, food ingredients and packaging. The post-holder will add depth and complement existing priority areas in sustainable food systems food waste reduction and food packaging.

Informal queries can be made in confidence to: Leah Neville, School Manager, School of Food and Nutritional Science.  

Appointment may be made on the Lecturer Salary Scale: €37,168 - €65,127 (Below the bar, Scale B) / €71,178 - €92,180 (Above the bar, Scale B) / €39,156 - €61,971 (Below the bar, Scale A) / €67,721 - €87,570 (Above the bar, Scale A).

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal

Applications should consist of your academic CV and a cover letter demonstrating your academic and research achievements.

We would also like to hear about your research ambitions and how your academic and research profile aligns with the UCC Futures: Food, Microbiome and Health initiative.

Details of the following should also be included, as appropriate:

  • Publications,
  • Research Interests,
  • Teaching Interests and Abilities,
  • Teaching Objectives and Methods.

Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to mailto:uccfuturesrecruitment@ucc.ie, quoting the job-title.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Thursday, 16th February 2023.

No late applications will be accepted.

University College Cork is an equal opportunities employer. We encourage you to reach out to us directly should you require assistance or reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process.

Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.

Job details

Title
Lecturership in Food Waste
Location
College Road Cork, Ireland
Published
2022-11-23
Application deadline
2023-02-16 23:59:59
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