Lecturer in Controlled Environment Cropping and Plant Breeding

Lecturer in Controlled Environment Cropping and Plant Breeding

Associate Lecturer / Lecturer in Controlled Environment Cropping and Plant Breeding
School of Environmental and Rural Science - Reference Number 219197

  • 2 year Fixed-term Early Career Academic Position with the possibility of extension
  • $66,670 to $90,056 per annum (Level A).
  • $94,736 to $112,276 per annum (Level B).
  • Plus 17% employer superannuation. Salary packaging options available.
  • Relocation assistance provided. (up to $5,000, Level B only)
  • UNE will provide sponsorship for this position.

The University of New England in Armidale, Australia boasts an excellent national and international reputation being a leader in research and academic innovation that has industry impact. We aim to foster a constructive and engaged culture where creative ideas and innovation thrive.

The Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law includes the four Schools, Science and Technology, Environmental and Rural Science; Business and Law. It is an innovative collaboration of scientists, researchers and academics designed to deliver cutting edge education and real-world learning. The School of Environmental and Rural Science at UNE has an international reputation as a research-based team of academics, teaching environmental and agricultural science and management. The School has a long history of excellence in environmental and rural education through its degrees in Environmental and Rural Science and in teaching both in internal and external modes. The staff of the School is actively involved in education and research funded by national and state research funding bodies and the private sector.

About the Role

Joining the Agronomy and Soil Science team in the School of Environmental and Rural Science will give you the opportunity to work with talented researchers across the fields of Animal Science, Botany, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Environmental Management, Plant Science and Zoology to strengthen the University's research, teaching and training capacity in sustainable agricultural production. Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences at UNE is ranked 5 out of 5 - Well above World Standards - according to Excellence in Research for Australia 2018. Our team is seeking an innovative and collaborative researcher to contribute to our well-established and popular teaching programs, and develop an outstanding research profile working in a supportive and dynamic environment.

The role includes face to face and online teaching at first, second- and third-year levels, and the supervision of students at Honours, postgraduate coursework and higher degree research level. Applicants are expected to be actively publishing high-quality and high-impact research and to attract external research funding to the University. Service expectations will be commensurate with the level of the role including active participation in School, Faculty or University Committees, and administrative roles as well as service to the wider community and profession.

Skills and Experience

The successful appointee will have a PhD awarded within the last 5 years (or near completion) in controlled environment cropping, plant breeding or a relevant discipline, and experience and interest in the delivery of high-quality tertiary-level teaching.. We are looking for applicants who are able to provide high-quality curricula, teaching and assessment in the fields of controlled environment cropping, horticulture and plant breeding to enhance student learning using modern teaching technology, resources and pedagogy appropriate to on-campus and online delivery modes. Applicants should have a demonstrated research portfolio and be willing to build or participate in collaborations with other researchers in the environmental, agricultural, sustainability and biological sciences.

Additional Information

To discuss this opportunity, please contact Nick Reid on phone +61 2 6773 2759, or email nrei3@une.edu.au.

About Armidale

Living in Armidale you will experience the best of both city and rural living. Enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle with access to shopping, gourmet food, top sporting facilities and cultural delights. You can live in the heart of Armidale or experience the tranquillity of the New England on a rural property.

To find out more, visit www.armidaleregional.nsw.gov.au.

Closing Date: 11:59pm, Thursday 2 January 2020

Reference no: 219197.

To demonstrate your suitability for this role, please respond to the selection criteria, contained in the position statement, in your application.


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Equity principles underpin all UNE policies and procedures. As a University committed to engaging a diverse workforce, UNE encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.


controlled environment
horticultural plant breeding
Armidale (Australia)