Job type: Part-time

Salary: £38,474 - £52,841 a year

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We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.

What’s in it for you? Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits . We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.

Newcastle is an inclusive global University community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society. We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.

Salary: £38,474 to £52,841 per annum

Closing Date: 18 May 2023

The Role

This role sits within the School of Biomedical, Nutritional and Sport Sciences (BNS), part of our Faculty of Medical Sciences who deliver world leading innovation and excellence in teaching and research.

We have a vacancy for a Lecturer in Dietetics and Human Nutrition to deliver teaching, assessment and student support for the undergraduate Dietetic and Nutrition programmes in the Faculty of Medical Sciences. You will be expected to contribute to curriculum development, research, and the wider academic, scholarly and professional requirements of the School and Faculty. We are particularly interested to hear from individuals with clinical research experience.

You will join an enthusiastic and vibrant group of educationalists and researchers at an exciting time of expansion of nutrition and dietetic undergraduate teaching at Newcastle University. Our programmes include MDiet Dietetics, BSc Human Nutrition, and BSc Nutrition with Food Marketing.

This post is part time 0.5 FTE.

Further information about the School is available at here and you can view details of our facilities here.

Informal enquiries may be made to Ms Susan Lennie, e-mail

Applicants must currently hold HCPC registration as a Dietitian.

The University has developed an Academic Job Summary Guidance document which summarises the range of activities that academic staff may be expected to perform.

Key Accountabilities Design and deliver high quality teaching and learning material, resources and activities as part of a team. This should be carried out within external, professional or accreditation requirements
Set, mark and assess course work and examinations, providing timely and effective feedback to students Ensure that current research, scholarship and evaluation is informing teaching and assessment practice Supervise undergraduate and/or postgraduate research projects in nutrition and dietetics and related disciplines Provide timely mentoring, academic guidance and pastoral support to students to enhance their learning experience Undertake administrative duties related to the degree programmes and modules as appropriate to role Engage in research activities, teaching innovation and/or other professional activities for the benefit of the University and the discipline

The Person

Knowledge, Skills and Experience
Knowledge, ability and expertise to teach dietetics, nutrition and other related topics at both undergraduate and postgraduate level
Awareness of current issues and trends in Dietetics and Human Nutrition with wide-ranging knowledge and experience in clinical and/or community dietetics
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to contribute to recruitment activities for the degree programmes
Experience of working independently and cohesively within a team and contributing enthusiastically to the team goals
Ability to work with placement providers to develop and support student work experience placements
Experience of providing pastoral support to students
Ability to supervise Masters level research projects
Experience of supervising student research projects in the area
A good quality publication record for the discipline, with peer reviewed publications at international level
Experience of coordinating and leading modules or courses in higher education

Attributes and Behaviour
Effective communicator who is able to motivate and engage students and colleagues
Willingness to work flexibly and according to the demands of the programme
Sensitivity to the views of others
Enthusiasm for the task in hand

Honours Degree or Postgraduate Diploma in Dietetics
Health and Care Professions Council registration in Dietetics
PhD and/or educated to Masters level or equivalent
Recognised Postgraduate teaching qualification
Basic Food Hygiene certificate

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality. The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

Requisition ID: 22934
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Deadline: 15-06-2023

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