Reader/Professor in Food Policy

Opening Date:
4 May 2022
Closing Date:
31 May 2022
Salary Range:

Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% at postgraduate level), from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research. During this period City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university.

The Centre for Food Policy is a leading interdisciplinary centre dedicated to improving food policy worldwide. It has been at the cutting-edge of education, research and impact in food policy for over 20 years. It is guided by a vision of food policy effectively and equitably addressing major food systems challenges to improve the wellbeing of people and the planet. The Centre is guided by four strategic priorities: to provide the evidence needed to support the development, design and delivery of more integrated and inclusive policy; to translate our scholarship into practice by actively seeking to have impact on policy; to produce a larger and stronger generation of leaders, decision-makers and influencers in food policy equipped with the skill of food systems thinking for the real world; and to be a vibrant, energetic, and stimulating place to learn and work where everyone’s contribution is valued.

This is an exciting new appointment within the Centre for Food Policy at City. Committed to the vision and mission of the centre, the successful candidate would serve to extend the impact of the Centre for Food Policy through conducting policy-engaged research and impact activities in their specialist area. The post holder will make a major contribution to the achievement of the research objectives of the School to academic excellence in line with the University and School’s strategic plans.

Person Specification
As a distinguished academic, the successful candidate will have an outstanding reputation in research and be committed to delivering excellent education. They will provide inspirational leadership with excellent communication skills and a willingness to promote change. They will have extensive academic and teaching experience in this field and the ability to lead on and develop our current Food Policy provision.

Additional Information
City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date: 31st May 2022 at 11:59pm.

Interviews are scheduled for 23rd June 2022.

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