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SRUC is a unique organisation founded on world class and sector-leading research, education and consultancy.  As a Higher Education Institution, who have specialist expertise in Education and Research offering unrivalled links with industry through their Agricultural Business Consultants.

The vision for Research and Teaching in SRUC is to be a leading and go-to institution, nationally and internationally, for teaching and conducting applied research to enhance the rural economy and environment. In addition to normal expectations of teaching and research quality, expectations are that teaching and research be relevant to a problem area where there is a real end-user need. The programmes are tailored to emphasise, as the dominant theme, end-user pull whilst maintaining a strong spirit of innovation.

Further information can be found below and in the following document:

Professor / Reader in Rural Entrepreneurship
Edinburgh (flexible)
£60,000 - £100,000 depending on experience/qualifications           

Sustainable food production is at the centre of the current policy debate with consideration of climate change, animal welfare, human health and environmental management high on the policy agenda. Entrepreneurial businesses are going to be required to deliver these objectives. SRUC has a long history of influencing and driving policy in the rural sector and wishes to increase and strengthen this activity through an appointment to drive rural entrepreneurship.

The post is ground-breaking. We are looking for a dynamic, commercial “maverick” to strategically develop and lead our approach to rural entrepreneurship.

You will join the faculty and head teams that will lead research, develop new education programmes and create a student enterprise programme. You will be instrumental in ensuring SRUC is at the forefront of advancing rural economies by stimulating innovation and entrepreneurship.

This is an amazing opportunity to impart your vision, drive and leadership that will help transform rural life for generations to come.

Further information is available as follows: