Lecturer in Dietetics and Human Nutrition

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK


  • Posted on: 10th Jan 2022
  • Salary: £31,406 - £40,927per annum(pro-rata)
  • REF: 15443
  • Closes: 10th February 2022
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Part Time

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.


Grade F – Lecturer :£31,406 – £40,927per annum(pro-rata)

Grade G – Lecturer : £42,149 – £50,296 per annum(pro-rata)

Closing Date:10 February 2022

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, research and teaching excellence. You willdeliver teaching, assessment and student support for the undergraduate Dietetic and Nutrition programmes in the Faculty of Medical Sciences. The successful candidate will join a dynamic and supportive multi-disciplinary team based in the newly built Dame Margaret Barbour Building, which houses state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities.

Applicants should be an HCPC Registered Dietitian, with experience in clinical dietetics and the supervision of placement students. You will be expected to contribute to curriculum development, research, and the wider academic, scholarly and professional requirements of the School and Faculty, as well as be involved in the co-ordination of clinical and work-based placements.

This is a permanent, part-time role working 18.5 hours per week.

Further information about the School is available athttps://www.ncl.ac.uk/bns/

Informal enquiries may be made to Ms Susan Lennie (Senior Lecturer) via e-mail on:susan.lennie@ncl.ac.uk

The University has developed anAcademic Job Summary Guidancedocument 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 the team delivering on the Master of Dietetics, BSc Food and Human Nutrition, and BSc Nutrition with Food Marketing programmes. 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 (Essential)

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

• Knowledge, ability and expertise to teach dietetics, nutrition and 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
• Experience of supervising student research projects in the area (Desirable)
• A good quality publication record for the discipline, with peer reviewed publications at international level (Desirable)
• Experience of coordinating and leading modules or courses in higher education(Desirable)

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
• HCPC registration in Dietetics

• PhD and/or educated to Masters level or equivalent (Desirable)
• Recognised Postgraduate teaching qualification (Desirable)

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.

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.

We understand how important the full employment package is to our colleagues at Newcastle University and we are committed to providing a great range of benefits and discounts for all. You can learn more about what is available here on ourBenefitsWebsite page.

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