Lecturer in Nutritional Behaviour

The School of Food Science and Nutrition is the oldest such university department in the UK, and is continuing to grow its staff numbers, expanding its academic capability in nutritional science, with the aim of providing mechanistic evidence of the role of food components and diets on health and well-being. We are seeking to appoint a lecturer in the area of diet and nutrition influencing behaviour, mental health and cognition to deliver excellent research and inspirational teaching and supervision, and invite applications from outstanding academics of high potential who are able to demonstrate a growing track record in research, student education and academic leadership.

As a Lecturer, you will carry out research and teaching and contribute to academic leadership in the field of nutrition and behaviour with an emphasis on understanding the interplay between food and mental well-being as well as the impact of food components on cognition. You will develop collaborative research with members of the Nutritional Sciences and Epidemiology research group and other groups in the school, University and nationally and internationally to propose evidence-based solutions for improving health.

With a vision and drive to develop a prestigious internationally competitive research portfolio as well as a passion for undertaking research-led teaching you will make a significant impact to the performance, stature and profile of research and student education at the University of Leeds.  You will have a PhD in a relevant field, and a proven record of both research outputs and teaching in a university environment.

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