The successful candidate will teach courses in applied health,clinical, social, and developmental psychology as well as researchmethods at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidate isexpected to establish a funded research program and train bothundergraduate and graduate students in research techniques andengage in student advisement. Candidate is also expected to writeproposals, publish in peer reviewed journals and workcollaboratively with colleagues from psychology and/or relateddisciplines. Service to the department, College of Arts andSciences and the university is required.
A new wholesale bakery business has launched in Lancaster and has its sights set on a £1m turnover target.Goodness Baked, which has been set up by baker Ian Stansfield and his wife Siona Mckimmie, will manufacture a range of artisan-style breads, pastries, cakes and snacks to be sold by retailers and hospitality businesses.Besides the wholesale arm of the business, Goodness Baked will also provide bread for sandwich shops in the region, deliver hot and cold lunches to local workplaces, and have its own high street retail shop in Garstang.Stansfield and Mckimmie have partially self-funded the venture, with additional support coming from Academy Leasing, which has funded equipment for the factory to the value of £250,000. The new kit includes ovens, mixers, rollers, a pastry braider, a proving cabinet and a walk-in freezer.Stansfield has more than 25 years’ professional baking experience, and will act as managing director for the business. Mckimmie will take the role of commercial director. The pair said they were confident they could surpass their goal of turning over £1m by 2020.Stansfield said: “It’s always been my dream to own my own baking business and I’m so thrilled that it’s all come together. We already have a number of exciting contracts in the pipeline, so I’m sure we can smash our target of £1m turnover.”Having started as an apprentice at W H Oddie in Nelson, Stansfield spent five years there before becoming a shift manager at Jesse Oldfield in Trafford. Following that he was bakery manager at Morris of Coppull and then factory manager at Milligan’s in Newcastle. He then spent time working in other food industries before returning to bakery with a post at The Ultimate Food Company in Kendal which closed in January. read more
In one of its most momentous steps, Sarovar Hotels Pvt Ltd, has launched The Lazizi Premiere Nairobi, a luxury hotel positioned inside the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi, Kenya. The hotel, managed by Sarovar Hotels, was inaugurated by H. E. Uhuru Kenyatta, the current President of Kenya. The tourism and hospitality industry of Kenya has received a boost following the launch of this hotel which is the country’s first five-star airport hotel.President Uhuru Kenyatta officially opened the 144 room premium hotel as part of the government’s tourism and hospitality transformation strategy. Conveniently located inside the JKIA airport, The Lazizi Premiere Nairobi is designed to be the most prominent hotel in the area.Speaking at the launch, Ajay K Bakaya, Managing Director, Sarovar Hotels Pvt. Ltd. said, “Kenya is the business hub for Africa and has one of the most diverse accommodation facilities. Nairobi being the hub of East Africa offers a great launch pad for our expansion and growing our footprint in the African region. Travellers in transit, airline crews and other local and international visitors intending to avoid traffic enroute to the airport have not had much luck as most hotels are still quite a distance from the main international airport in the capital city. We are aiming to tap that segment with The Lazizi Premiere”.Commenting on the launch Kiran M Patel, Hotel Promoter & Chairman, Lazizi Premiere, said, “The entry of The Lazizi Premiere Nairobi into the Kenyan market seeks to complement the ever-increasing demand for hotel rooms in Nairobi especially during peak tourist seasons, local and international conferences. Our intention is not only to contribute significantly to the country’s growth and Vision 2030 but also to create over 1000 job opportunities in the hospitality industry, directly and indirectly.” read more