Lecturer / Assistant Professor in Horticulture

New Horticulture lectureship at University College Dublin, Ireland

University College Dublin, College of Health and Agricultural Sciences
UCD School of Agriculture & Food Science
Lecturer / Assistant Professor in Horticulture
Temporary (3 year) or Permanent
Lecturer / Assistant Professor (above the bar), Reports to Head of School or nominee
Competition Ref. N⁰ 014240
HR Administrator Qiong Zhang

Applications are invited for the post of Assistant Professor in Horticulture within the Environment & Sustainable Resource Management Section and the Horticulture Group at UCD School of Agriculture & Food Science. The Horticulture Group focuses on Sustainable Food Production and Environmental Horticulture, aligned with the UCD Strategic Themes of Creating a Sustainable Global Society and Building a Healthy World. The appointee will have expertise in food production horticulture in the areas of field crops, protected crops, or both. They will support teaching and research in horticulture, and basic and applied plant sciences within the School, with a focus on the application of modern advanced technologies. The appointee will be expected to establish a close working relationship with t h e horticulture industry and research agencies. They will also take an active part and leadership role in the development and delivery of existing undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in horticulture and in the development of other new educational and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes within the School.

We are looking for highly motivated candidates who have demonstrated aptitude, commitment and a passion for teaching, combined with internationally competitive research potential in relevant areas of horticultural science. Candidates must have an honours undergraduate degree and a PhD in horticulture, applied plant science or a relevant area, teaching experience, a demonstrated capacity to carry out research, as well as excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills. The appointee will complement and engage actively with current academic staff in the Section, School and wider UCD community, and make a significant contribution to university life.

The successful candidate will be offered a 3-year temporary contract or a permanent position based on experience and trajectory as determined by the Interview Board.

95 Lecturer/Assistant Professor (above the bar) Salary Scale: €55,951 - €88,601 per annum
Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on the 30th of March 2022.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.
UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

Note: Hours of work for academic staff are those as prescribed under Public Service Agreements. For further information please follow link below:

Duties shall be as laid down by the Head of School or his/her nominee and shall include lecturing, tutoring, practical teaching, research supervision, administration, and research leading to scholarly publications, public policy debate and impact on the horticulture sector.
As it is School policy to continuously update and improve its educational and research programmes, and to develop and implement new technologies in line with the needs of the University, it is essential that the appointee will be flexible in attitude and approach.

UCD Human Resources Job Description 014240

informal enquiries to olaf.schmidt@ucd.ie

To apply; https://my.corehr.com/pls/ucdrecruit/erq_search_package.search_form?p_company=1&p_internal_external=E (search for 014240)

The main duties/responsibilities shall include:
o Contribution to the School's existing education programmes, including Horticulture, Crop Science, Agri-Environmental Science and other programmes, at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels.
o Contribution to the development of new education programmes.
o Teaching basic and applied aspects of horticultural science, incorporating the current state-of-the-art and the results of ongoing research.
o Developing and sustaining an internationally recognised research programme that leads to publications, innovation and impact. This research programme will be in line with the strategic research objectives of the School and the University
o Supervising and mentoring undergraduate and postgraduate students, and early stage researchers
o Competing for national and international research funding
o Developing close collaborations with the national and international horticulture industry and other stakeholders
o Disseminating the results of research through appropriate academic and social media channels
o Contributing to the academic and administrative duties of the Section, School, College and University.
o Representing UCD both nationally and internationally in the specific horticultural areas of the appointee's expertise.
o Contributing to national policy relating to food production horticulture, when appropriate.
o Engaging in appropriate training and professional career development activities

Selection criteria outline the qualifications, skills, knowledge and/or experience that the successful candidate would need to demonstrate for successful discharge of the responsibilities of the post. Applications will be assessed on the basis of how well candidates satisfy these criteria.

• Applicants must have an honours-level undergraduate degree and a PhD in horticulture, applied plant science or a relevant area.
• Expertise in Irish and international food production horticulture.
• Knowledge of the practical skills and modern technologies used in horticulture, applied plant science, food plant husbandry and agronomy.
• A track record and vision that demonstrates an ability to initiate, lead and sustain a high impact research programme in horticulture and/or applied plant science, relevant in an Irish context.
• A track record of published research in peer review journals.
• Experience of applying for competitive research funding.
• Teaching experience at third (undergraduate) and fourth (postgraduate) level.
• Excellent communication and organisational skills
• Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
• Candidates must demonstrate how they can positively contribute to fostering an inclusive environment and a level of awareness of equality, diversity and inclusion

• A postgraduate qualification in Teaching and Learning.
• Experience in the development and delivery of technology-enhanced and on-line teaching.
• Post-doctoral research experience in a relevant area.
• Demonstrated proficiency in relevant methods of quantitative data collection and analysis.
• A record of contribution to the wider national and international discipline/community, such as conference presentations, report writing, consultations, popular press, groups/committees, invited
• Membership of a horticulture professional organisation.
• Experience and interaction with the horticulture industry and other stakeholders

horticultural lecturer
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