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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer AgroEcology

Apply now Job No:512269
Area:Faculty of Science
Salary (FTE):Advertised at multiple classifications
Work type:Full Time - Continuing
Location: Gatton

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences

The School of Agriculture and Food Sciences is Australia’s most diversified agriculture research and teaching school, comprising research and teaching experts in agribusiness and the science disciplines of animals and wildlife, plants and soil sciences, food and nutrition science. With nearly 350 staff, 300 higher degree research students and over $40 million in operating and research income, the School has helped UQ to become recognised as the world’s top ranked tropical agriculture university, and the leading agriculture university in Australia.

Located at St Lucia and Gatton, the School is a large and dynamic multidisciplinary hub focused on applied research and teaching within the Faculty of Science.  We are committed to finding innovative and technology focused solutions to global challenges.  The School offers a range of undergraduate postgraduate coursework and research degrees encompassing agriculture and related disciplines ranging from Bachelor Degree to Doctorate.

With a diverse group of internationally regarded scientists, the School hosts six research concentrations, of which three are aligned with the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation– a joint initiative between The University of Queensland and the Queensland State Government. Quality laboratories and facilities and strong partnerships with industry, community and government bodies, provide an environment that enables world class research and research training in a collaborative and cooperative spirit for postgraduate students and researchers.

About This Opportunity

The School is a seeking a Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer to engage in agricultural science research that explores the growing need for agricultural industries to meet societal expectations with respect to food safety, animal welfare, and environmental protection.  For this position, we are looking for a person with a research profile that touches on (but is not necessarily limited to) at least one of the following topics: identifying systems for agricultural production that maximise biodiversity and enhance multiple ecological and social values, implementation of agri-environment programs, management of beneficial organisms and pests in crops, management of native grazing animal populations in rangeland systems, or the sustainable agriculture to improve habitat for native wildlife.

The appointee will be responsible for teaching into the undergraduate wildlife science program. This position will also be seen as a key contributor to the school’s research agenda and will have a focus on establishing a national and international research program and obtaining competitive external research grant funding. The role will also work both independently and collaboratively with research teams within the School and undertake the supervision of research students.

This position is located at The University of Queensland’s picturesque Gatton Campus. Gatton Campus, UQ combines its Queensland Agricultural College heritage with modern research and teaching facilities in agriculture, agribusiness and veterinary science. Just over an hour’s drive west of Brisbane and five kilometres from the local township, the 1068-hectare Gatton campus offers a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and world-class facilities including the Queensland Animal Science Precinct, the UQ Veterinary Medical Centre, Gatton Research Dairy, nursery and glasshouse facilities, the southern hemisphere’s largest PV solar array research facility, and a pesticide wind tunnel facility. The campus also operates several commercial plant and animal production units in rural technologies to support teaching, research and hands-on training.

For US applicants, please note that Australian Universities use British terminology, as such a Lecturer position is equivalent to that of a non-tenured Assistant Professor position in the US.

Our Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this position you will possess a PhD with relevant postdoctoral experience involving the study of vertebrates interfacing with agricultural systems.

You should also have a strong desire to develop a successful and highly-productive research career aligned with the School's research themes, the capacity to work with multidisciplinary research teams, outstanding communication and engagement skills, and the ability to work effectively in teaching teams and actively contribute to the curriculum.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au.

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, continuing appointment at Academic Level B or C. 

The remuneration for Academic Level B will be in the range $99,542 - $118,206 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17%.

The remuneration for Academic Level C will be in the range $121,939 - $140,603 p.a. plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17%.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, free parking, discounted veterinary access, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

Download File PD Lecturer_Senior Lecturer in AgroEcology.pdf 

Questions?

To discuss this role please contact; Professor Neal Menzies on n.menzies@uq.edu.au

For application queries, please contact recruitment@uq.edu.au stating the job number in the subject line.

Our Selection Process

Please note that Panel Interviews have been scheduled for early April 2021 at The University of Queensland's St Lucia campus.

The University of Queensland is committed to ensuring all candidates are provided with the opportunity to attend the panel interviews, however, for those candidates who are unable to attend in person, video interview options will be available.  

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Jobs portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.

 

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