MSc Course Director

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an MSc Course Director to join the John Innes Centre, to support the Plant Genetics and Crop Improvement MSc course.

For over 30 years the John Innes Centre and the University of East Anglia (UEA) have worked, together with our partners in the UK plant breeding sector, to deliver a nationally recognised MSc programme in plant breeding.

This is now the only course of its type in the UK, and it has an excellent track record in providing the plant breeding industry with appropriately trained graduates and for graduate entry into PhD programmes.

The role

The MSc Course Director will be responsible for course structure and content of the Plant Genetics and Crop Improvement MSc course. They will deliver lectures and seminars to the students and also provide mentoring. They will also be responsible for enhancing recruitment to the course.

The successful candidate will liaise with UEA Student Hub and administration services and external bodies in relation to the provision of the MSc course.

The post holder will chair the annual advisory board meeting.

This role provides the opportunity to develop skills in teaching and mentoring, as well as gain experience of working with diverse partners within the academic crop/plant science arena and the plant breeding industry.

The ideal candidate

We are seeking someone with experience in the design and delivery of Masters level degree programmes and their quality assurance.

The post holder should have research or teaching background in the area of plant genetics/plant breeding and/or plant biotechnology and experience in teaching these disciplines at Masters level.

The ideal person should also have a demonstrated track record of excellence in teaching and evidence of a strong commitment to student development and welfare, and to enhancing the student experience.

Additional information

Further information and details of how to apply can be found here, or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or  quoting reference 1004055

We are an equal opportunities employer, actively supporting inclusivity and diversity. As a Disability Confident organisation, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy. We are proud to hold a prestigious Gold Athena SWAN award in recognition of our inclusive culture, commitment and good practices towards advancing of gender equality.

We offer an exciting, stimulating, diverse research environment and actively promote a family friendly workplace. The Institute is also a member of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme.

The John Innes Centre is a registered charity (No. 223852) grant-aided by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.



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