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Senior Fellow (AC3)/Fellow (AC2) in Agri-environmental Modelling

Agriculture, Health and Environment

Location:  Medway campus
Salary:  £33,199 to £48,676
Contract Type:  Permanent
Closing Date:  Wednesday 25 September 2019
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  E3016

Do you have what it takes to make an impact on global food and nutrition security? We are looking for exceptional candidates to help drive forward our work to improve the lives of poor people. 

The Natural Resources Institute (NRI – https://www.nri.org/) of the University of Greenwich carries out specialised research, teaching, training and consultancy with a focus on food, agriculture, environment and sustainable livelihoods.  

NRI is currently expanding its interdisciplinary research excellence to address food and nutrition security, especially in Africa. This expansion is funded by UKRI’s Research England under the ‘Expanding Excellence in England’ scheme. Elements of this new investment include new staff, PhD studentships, infrastructure and partnerships (see www.nri.org/FanSI). Investment will be across four specific areas:

  • Climate Change, Agriculture and Natural Resources

  • Sustainable Agricultural Intensification

  • Food Loss and Waste

  • Food Systems for Improved Nutrition

NRI’s work is globally respected and has won many awards including a recent Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education. The Institute is located at the University’s vibrant Medway Campus in Chatham Maritime, Kent.

NRI is looking to appoint a Senior Fellow in Agri-Environmental Modelling. Appointment may be made at the level of Fellow for a suitably qualified candidate. The focus on the role will be on high quality research, with a possible contribution to teaching activities of up to 20%.  There may also be opportunities to supervise postgraduate MPhil/PhD students. This role mainly contributes to NRI’s Sustainable Agricultural Intensification Programme.

This role will develop research in modelling of crops or agricultural systems in terms of their response to environmental conditions, in particular climate change. Modelling should seek to inform how agricultural systems can adapt to climatic and other environmental change; but also how different agricultural systems affect the environment, ecosystem services, and longer term sustainability. This is within an overall context of food and nutrition security.

The purpose of this role is mainly to conduct high quality research, but also contribute to teaching  on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in particular the Masters’ in Agriculture for Sustainable Development and Global Environmental Change and BSc in Environmental Sciences.  

Candidates should have a PhD in relevant discipline, experience of modelling of agri-environmental systems and a strong research track record.

It is anticipated that work will focus on sub-Saharan Africa. Previous experience in this region would be an advantage.  International travel is an expectation of this role

For informal enquiries, please contact the Programme Leader (Professor Jeremy Haggar (J.P.Haggar@greenwich.ac.uk)) or Head of Department (Professor Richard Hopkins (R.J.Hopkins@gre.ac.uk). 



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