Lecturer in Horticultural Technology, School of Science

Sydney, Australia
Wednesday, 4 March 2020
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 2 April 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

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The School of Science is seeking a Lecturer in Horticultural Technology to join their School. 

The Lecturer in Horticultural Technology will be involved in the development, implementation, and teaching of the Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate in Protected Cropping and Master of Science (Horticultural Technology). The programs focus on various areas of horticulture, but have a particular emphasis on the Australian Protected Cropping Industry. The position will be expected to conduct teaching of students and trainees from the Protected Cropping Industry at AQF level 8 as well as units of the horticultural technology major of Master of Science at the University.

The position will work closely with teaching and research staff in the School of Science and the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment and will be encouraged to develop collaborations with units across the wider University. The position will also be required to foster relationships external to the University and develop a strong linkage with Horticulture Innovation Australia, the Australian Protected Cropping Industry, international and national partners to promote our education and research at the National Vegetable Protected Cropping Centre. The position will also be required to facilitate programs that raise awareness of agriculture and horticulture particularly with upper secondary and VET students, along with the general community.

For more information, please refer to the Position Description.

Remuneration Package: Academic Level B $122,848 to $144,960 p.a. (comprising Salary of $103,808 to $122,578 p.a., plus Superannuation and Leave Loading)

Position Enquiries: Please contact Professor Zhonghua Chen on (02) 4570 1934 or via email on z.chen@westernsydney.edu.au

Closing Date: 8:30pm Thursday 2nd April 2020