Join our team of world-leading academics

The Institute for Sustainable Food is inviting applications from exceptional candidates to join our team of talented researchers.


The Institute for Sustainable Food is one of four flagship research institutes launched by the University of Sheffield in 2019 to tackle the biggest global challenges through pioneering real world solutions. We are now looking to recruit two Fellows to each of our flagship institutes - one Professorial Fellow and one Senior Research Fellow.

We are seeking candidates with an outstanding research profile and clear potential as a future academic leader. You would have clear targets for research and leadership development over a five-year period. At the end of that five-year period, following the achievement of your research plans, you would progress to a full position within one of our academic departments, while remaining a key member of the Institute for Sustainable Food.

During your first five years, you will focus almost exclusively on developing your research profile, pursuing opportunities for high profile external grants, producing an array of high quality publications and exploring opportunities for partnership building and knowledge exchange and demonstrating the impact of your research.

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Senior Research FellowshipProfessorial Fellowship

Closing date: 16th January 2020

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