Professor of Food and Agriculture Policy
University of Greenwich
The Natural Resources Institute (NRI) (www.nri.org) is an internationally renowned multi-disciplinary centre of the University of Greenwich that undertakes research, consultancy and training to support food security, sustainable development, economic growth and poverty reduction mainly in developing countries.
Agriculture is key to food security, economic growth and poverty reduction in most developing countries. The Natural Resources Institute carries out cutting edge research and development activities in support of this key sector and through this new high level appointment wishes to further to strengthen its research and public profile on food and agricultural policy issues at national, regional and global levels. This professorial level post is intended to complement existing expertise in the Institute on social-scientific analysis of the food and agriculture arena, which lies mainly at the level of households, communities, value chains and specific organisations; as well as expertise on bio-physical aspects of agriculture and food science.
We are looking for an internationally recognised researcher who can enhance the profile of the work of the Institute through contributions to evidence-based policy making for development donors, high-quality research outputs, and public engagement on development policy in a variety of media and fora. The successful candidate may specialise in one or more areas within the broad field of food and agriculture policy, for example: food supply and prices; quantifying and analysing food security at household, sub-national and national levels; agricultural policy responses to climate change; agricultural trade and global food systems including the role of standards; agricultural research and development policy including questions of access to technology and agricultural advisory services; agricultural markets and value chain analysis; and policy on agricultural input supply.
Interested candidates are encouraged to discuss the post with Professor Andrew Westby, Director of the Natural Resources Institute in the first instance (email@example.com) or Professor John Morton, Head of the Livelihoods and Institutions Department (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Closing Date: 15th June 2012
Interviews will be held on 27th and 28th June
Salary: £54,283 - £64,789 per annum
For more information on this post please visit: https://jobs.gre.ac.uk/researchprofessors