Lecturer in Agricultural Extension & Innovation

Jun 19, 2020
End of advertisement period
Jul 03, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

This is a post in the Agribusiness & Rural Development Section of the UCD School of Agriculture & Food Science for a person with expertise in Agricultural Extension & Innovation. The appointee will join a team of 16 full-time academics within the Section who work in the subject areas of agricultural economics, farm business, rural development, humanitarian action, agricultural extension, and knowledge transfer as it relates to the agriculture sector. The Section delivers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in Food & Agribusiness Management, Extension & Innovation Support, Sustainable Agriculture & Rural Development, and Humanitarian Action.

The appointee will have specific expertise in agricultural extension and innovation that is relevant to the agricultural sector in Ireland and the EU. They will be committed to developing this expertise through academic research and engagement with a cross section of public and private sector partners, to sharing this expertise through teaching undergraduate and graduate students and to developing their discipline in the School, University and wider community.

The successful applicant will play both a support and lead role in the further development of distance and blended learning for post graduate programmes in agricultural extension as well as leading on the further development of campus based post-graduate taught programmes and modules. They will design and deliver a number of academic modules either in full or in coordination with other staff members. The successful applicant will also conduct and lead research appropriate to the objectives of the Section, School and University.

The successful applicant will be offered a 3-year temporary contract or a permanent post depending on his/her abilities and experience as assessed by the Interview Board.

95 Lecturer/Assistant Professor (above the bar) Salary Scale: € 53,773 to €84,544 per annum
Appointment will be made on the appropriate scale, and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 3rd July 2020

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

Note: Hours of work for academic staff are those as prescribed under Public Service Agreements. For further information please follow link below: Contract.pdf

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website: