Do you have experience of teaching biochemistry at undergraduate and postgraduate level with an established background in food biochemistry? Are you passionate about delivering an exceptional student experience in a research-intensive Russell Group University?

The University of Leeds is one of the largest Universities in the UK, with more than 38,000 students from over 170 different countries. A member of the Russell Group, Leeds is ranked in the top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2021. Leeds is the top 35 most international university in the world in 2020 according to the Times Higher Education and we have been welcoming international students for over 100 years.

The University of Leeds is the Top 5 most targeted university by graduate recruiters in the UK (The Graduate Market in 2021, High Fliers Research). Work placements, live projects and fieldwork opportunities through your course can allow you to build your experience and boost your employability.

As a Teaching Fellow you will deliver innovative teaching in food science and nutrition at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.   As well as teaching and assessment, you will also contribute to the development of new teaching material, resources, modules and programmes in line with the University’s strategy to offer research-led student education.

With a postgraduate degree in biochemistry or a closely related discipline, you will have a demonstrable ability to teach food and nutritional biochemistry, as well as key skills needed by Food Science and Nutrition students. You will have an enthusiastic and innovative approach to all aspects of student education, good communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to use technology effectively and innovatively in the preparation and delivery of blended learning material. You will also be interested in developing pedagogic research and scholarship in your discipline.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Alan Mackie, Head of School

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 2959, Email:

Location: Leeds – Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Environment
School/Institute: School of Food Science & Nutrition
Category: Teaching
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 p.a.
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Ongoing
Release Date: Tuesday 26 July 2022
Closing Date: Tuesday 23 August 2022
Reference: ENVFS1050
Downloads: Candidate Brief  

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