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Director of the UCD Institute of Food and Health (UCD IFH)

University College Dublin

  • Dublin South
  • See description
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 08/03/2013
  • Teresa Donaghy
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UCD College of Health Sciences / College of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine
Director of the UCD Institute of Food and Health (UCD IFH)
Ref: 005664

Applicants are invited for a permanent appointment as Director of the UCD Institute of Food and Health (UCD IFH).

The Director of the UCD Institute of Food and Health (UCD IFH) will provide the academic vision, innovation, strategic leadership and management that will sustain and develop the UCD Institute of Food and Health as a major international leader in Food and Health, and a key driver for the research goals outlined in the UCD Strategic Plan.

The successful applicant will contribute to academic leadership, and teaching & curriculum development at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The post holder will enhance and expand undergraduate and graduate education, as well as demonstrate a willingness to develop the Food and Health nationally and internationally.

The UCD Institute of Food and Health was formally established in 2008 and brought together all UCD academics and academic groups with an interest in the food health area. The Director is responsible for leadership in this area, guided by the Management Board and the External Advisory Board.

UCD IFH is a multi-disciplinary, campus wide initiative to develop food and health research and drive Irish and EU policy. The Institute is unique in Ireland and Europe in bringing together leading academics from all areas of food and health research. IFH projects explore diet, lifestyle, and health in food technology; food chain integrity; safety, quality and traceability in the food chain; sustainable food production and the environment. The Institute’s aim is to foster research across disciplines and, through its research, to:

  • influence national and European policy
  • promote public awareness of food and health issues
  • engage with our international peers

2010 Salary Scale: €113,604 - €145,952 per annum
2011 Salary Scale: €102,244 - €131,357 per annum*
* Subject to all new entrants to public sector as of 01 January 2011.

Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines.

Closing date:  23.30hrs on Monday 11 March 2013.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the UCD Job Vacancies website:

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 11:30pm on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

Ref: 005664
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