Academic vacancies

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Plant Pathology

Vacancy 14-83

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. 

Position Description
Application form online
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.


Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in International Rural Development (Agribusiness)

Vacancy 14-74

The Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce is seeking to fill an agribusiness vacancy in the international rural development programme. International rural development at Lincoln University is offered as an interdisciplinary postgraduate programme, the Master of International Rural Development (MIRD), that draws on staff across Faculties. Agribusiness is one of the majors in this programme.  The MIRD draws students from a wide range of countries, particularly the Asia-Pacific region, and the University has a well-established reputation with international agencies.

The successful candidate will help to build the reputation of the programme’s agribusiness specialisation, produce high quality research outputs, and lead or contribute to consultancy and research contracts funded by development agencies.  Candidates for this position will have a strong record of research and of teaching and supervising postgraduate students studying agribusiness value chains in the context of developing or transition economies. They will have experience supervising students whose first language is not English and of working in multi- and inter-disciplinary teams. A track record of research and consultancy work conducted within developing countries will be a major advantage.

The successful candidate will be part of a team in the Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce that supports Lincoln University’s strategic focus on ‘feeding the world, protecting the future and living well’, and that aspires to become the leading provider of agribusiness education and research in Australasia.

Position Description
Application form online
Guidelines for application

Initial enquiries can be directed to Associate Professor Michael Lyne.  For further information about how to apply please contact Human Resources on +64 3 423 0598. All applications must include a covering letter, completed application form and CV.

Applications close on Friday 28 November 2014 at 3pm.


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Contact Human Resources

Phone: +64 3 423 0590

Human Resources Section
PO Box 85084
Lincoln University
Lincoln 7647
New Zealand

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