Senior / Principal Lecturer in Human Animal Interaction (Higher Education)
37.5 hours per week
Hartpury College is one of the UK’s leading sports and land based residential colleges. It has become one of the largest in the sector with outstanding teaching and sporting facilities. Over 3500 full time Further and Higher Education students study at our attractive rural campus in Gloucestershire.
We are looking for an outstanding individual to join and potentially lead our HE Human-Animal Interaction team. Hartpury provides a rich environment for anthrozoology, encompassing biological, pedagogic, companion animal, production animal, zoo animal, equine and veterinary teaching, research and knowledge exchange activities. We possess a strong academic base in animal ethics and welfare, and have extensive industry contacts across a range of animal industries and within education and human healthcare which supports a vibrant and collaborative anthrozoology research group. Ideally you will have experience of teaching human psychology in Higher Education, with vocational or educational experience of Human Animal Interaction in practice. You will demonstrate excellence and innovation in teaching and student experience and a collegiate approach to working. Alongside the motivation and passion to progress the field of Human Animal Interaction externally as well as acting as a role model to Hartpury students, inspiring them to achieve success in this sector.
Our academic Animal team has a strong relationship with animal charities, organisations and external agencies across the animal, equine and veterinary sectors and you be will expected to ensure that Human Animal Interaction students have access to excellent vocational experiences. The successful candidate will be expected to build further external links and help maintain the success of the links already in place. The successful candidate will possess a relevant postgraduate qualification, and demonstrate a willingness to develop a record of practice and scholarship in Human Animal Interaction.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Dr Jane Williams, Head of Department Animal, at email@example.com.
We offer excellent benefits including continuous professional development opportunities, 25 days annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays, onsite fitness facilities, free onsite parking and lots more.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 15th March 2018
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 20th March 2018.
Hartpury values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.