Lecturer in Sustainable Livestock Production

Sydney, Australia
Oct 18, 2019
End of advertisement period
Nov 29, 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Life and Environmental Sciences (SOLES)

  • Opportunity to lead the teaching, research and outreach of Sustainable Livestock Production – focused on Sheep and Cattle production
  • Located at our Camden Campus, join our School of Life and Environmental Sciences!
  • Full-time, 3-year fixed term contract. Base salary: $94k-$101k p.a. (Level A, 6+) plus annual leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.  

About the opportunity 

An exciting opportunity exists for a 3-year academic appointment in Sustainable Livestock Production in Future Landscapes. The special skills required for the position lie in the area of Sheep and Cattle Production. Candidates with a strong background in modelling of livestock production systems, precision livestock production, and training or work experience in the relevant disciplines are suitable for this position.

The successful candidate will work within the Nancy Roma Paech group in Sustainable Animal Production at the Camden Campus. The successful candidate will contribute to the teaching and learning efforts within the School of Life and Environmental Sciences / Faculty of Science while working with the support and guidance of Professor Luciano A. González (Nancy Roma Paech Chair in Sustainable Animal Production), the School and the broader community at The University of Sydney. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to develop their own research profile and career in tertiary education.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Lecturer in Sustainable Livestock Production who possesses qualifications and experience in the following areas:

  • A Bachelor of Science and PhD in Agriculture, Animal Science, Veterinary Science or a closely-related field
  • Experience in the co-coordination of curriculum content and a unit of study within Animal Production science
  • Demonstrated experience in leading high-quality, collaborative research programs
  • Co-supervise research and coursework of higher degree students / supervise honours students
  • Experience in building key connections to engage funding opportunities for both the group’s research and teaching programs
  • A background and key interest in livestock and other agricultural industries, and the broader community
  • Demonstrated experience in a research environment and managing projects related to animal production
  • Ability to analyse experimental data, publish scholarly articles and contribute to the management of research projects
  • Demonstrated experience in the analysis of complex datasets and proficiency in using statistical software such as R, SAS, and Matlab amongst others.

About us

The School of Life and Environmental Sciences (SOLES) is a new school at the University of Sydney consisting of staff previously in the Schools of Biological Sciences and Molecular Biosciences, the Faculty of Veterinary Science, and the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment.

Its creation forms a major component of a broader Life, Earth, and Environmental Sciences (LEES) program of change that is designed to significantly improve the quality and efficiency of teaching. A key component of the LEES program includes a case to build new infrastructure which supports and enhances the capacity in Life, Earth and Environmental research and teaching. SOLES is divided into five research and teaching clusters each with its own chair. The Clusters include:

  • Animal Science Cluster
  • Biochemistry, Cellular, and Molecular Biology Cluster
  • Ecology, Evolution and Environment Cluster
  • Microbiology Cluster
  • Plant Sciences Cluster

The school also has a Dietetics Program.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 2083/0919F to apply.

Routine pre-employment probity checks will be carried out for this position.

Closing date: 11:30pm, 29 November 2019 (Sydney Time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.