Lincoln University is New Zealand’s only specialist university. The land-based sciences and related disciplinary areas are Lincoln University’s core business, differentiating it and confirming its unique position within the tertiary education sector. The Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences comprises four departments: Agricultural Sciences; Ecology; Soil and Physical Sciences and Wine, Food and Molecular Biosciences.
A role has become available for full-time Lecturer in Plant Pathology in the Ecology Department, from the academic year beginning February 2015. There is a degree of flexibility in our requirements, but applicants with a specialist interest in plant microbiology, plant diseases and/or pests of New Zealand crops would be particularly welcome.
The successful candidate is expected to have a PhD-level qualification and some additional teaching and research experience. You will be able to demonstrate an ability and enthusiasm to teach undergraduates, and to attract and supervise postgraduate students in the future.
This Lecturer will take responsibility for some of our courses in plant pest and disease management, whilst also teaching more broadly within agriculture, science and viticulture programmes. The role may suit an early career scientist who must complement but not replicate the existing academic team at Lincoln, with the potential to instigate new projects and attract additional research funding. Mentoring will be provided within the Ecology Department and wider university, and technical, tutor and administrative staff will support the role.
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Guidelines for application
To discuss the position informally, please contact Prof. Nicholas Dickinson, Head of the Department of Ecology in the Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences (+64 3 423 0728).
For further information please contact Human Resources on +64 3 423 0598. All applications must be accompanied by a covering letter, completed application form and CV.
All applications must be received by 3.00pm on Friday 7 November 2014.