University of Surrey

Published on 11 years ago

Location: UK

University of Surrey

Research Fellow: Modelling for Food Security and Sustainability
University of Surrey -Department of Sociology

Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences
Salary up to £30,424 per annum
(subject to experience and qualifications)
Post available for 3 years from Spring 2013

Applications are invited for a three year post-doctoral research position for a food specialist with an ability to develop models. The person appointed will be part of the Evolution and Resilience of Industrial Ecosystems (ERIE) ( project team based at the University of Surrey.

The successful candidate will develop model(s) that explore the security and sustainability of food supply. The model(s) will be designed to investigate causes and dynamics of ‘hotspots’ of risk and environmental impacts in food supply chains, and possible interventions. A key feature of the ERIE project is engagement with policy-makers, to help them think through system complexities and investigate implications of potential strategies: thus communication with policy-makers will be an important part of the post-holder’s role.

Applicants must have a PhD in agriculture, food economics, food security or a related discipline, with experience in writing scientific papers for publication in journals. An interest in modelling is essential and previous experience in system approaches is highly desirable. Excellent communications skills are essential.

In addition to being a member of the ERIE team, the successful candidate will also be affiliated to the Centre for Environmental Strategy (

Informal enquiries about this vacancy can be made to Dr Angela Druckman ().

To apply online, please click the ‘Apply’ button below. If you are unable to apply online, please contact Rebecca Varcoe on 01438 686255 or at quoting reference no. 9333.

Closing date for applications: 15th April 2013
Interviews will be held: Week commencing 29th April 2013
We acknowledge, embrace and understand diversity.

University of Surrey

Faculty Web Coordinator (Faculty of Business, Economics and Law)
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
University of Surrey -Marketing and Communications

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Digital Platforms Team. Based in the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, and reporting to the Faculty Marketing Manager, you will manage and maintain faculty web content, train and advise colleagues and help the faculty to make best use of emerging web technology to support its development and growth.

You have a technical understanding of web technologies, content management systems, HTML and accessibility standards. You enjoy keeping up to date with new developments in digital communications and can quickly assimilate their usefulness and practical application.

Professional, enthusiastic and proactive, you are able to manage your own day to day workload and champion our web policies and standards. You will be an effective and confident communicator, ideally with experience of working in a similar role within the education sector, and have a demonstrable enthusiasm for the subject areas of this busy and dynamic faculty.

In return we offer a generous benefits package, development opportunities, and friendly working environment in a global university with a reputation for excellence.

To apply online, please visit If you are unable to apply online please contact Natalie Game for an application form via e-mail to or by telephone on 01483 682021 .

For an informal chat, please contact John Goode, Head of Digital Strategy & Platforms, on 01483 682191
Closing date for applications: Friday 8th March 2013

Interviews: TBC
We acknowledge, understand and embrace cultural diversity

University of Surrey

Shelving and Facilities Assistant
University of Surrey -Library and Learning Support Services

Post 0.6 FTE
Salary scale (Post is L01B 1-2, 0.6 FTE) £15,658 Pro Rata’d

The Library is seeking to appoint a Shelving and Facilities Assistant to join the User Support and Systems Division based in the Library & Learning Centre.

The person appointed will support work within a team contributing to the staff and student experience by providing support for access and circulation of the University Library Collections and the lending and reference services for staff and students.

The post-holder works re-shelving books and items, assisting the fetch and collect service and shelf maintenance tasks. They also support the operation of Library equipment and student use of the Library by routine monitoring and maintenance of equipment and facilities. This will involve helping users at the shelves, moving books sorted by an automated bin sorter unit, and providing basic support.

This role has specific requirements to work flexible hours under the annualised hours working scheme and to have the level of fitness necessary to carry out manual handling duties involved with the shelving processes.
The post holder will be expected to attend library training events

Please apply online or download an application pack from our website at the apply button below or contact Lottie White at , telephone 01483 683841 quoting the reference number. CVs will not be accepted without an application form.

University of Surrey

Funded Postgraduate Opportunities

University of Surrey

The Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences (FAHS) is pleased to announce one fully funded 3-year postgraduate research studentship (fees and subsistence at Research Council rates) to start in October 2013 in the following areas:

School of English and Languages: English Literature, Creative Writing, Translation Studies, Modern Languages, Theoretic Linguistics (Morphology) and Applied Linguistics (Intercultural Communication).

Applicants must apply in two stages:

  1. An application must be submitted for admission to the relevant PhD programme by
    1 February 2013: Website:
  2. If you are offered a place, the deadline for submission of the Studentship application is
    4pm, 22 February 2013:

Applicants will be informed by late May of the outcome of their applications.

For further information please contact: Professor Mark Olssen (tel: +44 (0)1483 682120 , email: )
Miss El Rolfe (tel. +44 (0)1483 683551, email: )