Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Agricultural Development Economics

Brisbane, Australia
16 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences

The School of Agriculture and Food Sciences is Australia’s most diversified agriculture research and teaching School, comprising research and teaching experts in agribusiness and the science disciplines of animals and wildlife, plants and soil sciences, food and nutrition science. With nearly 350 staff, 300 higher degree research students and over $33 million in operating and research income, the School has helped UQ to become recognised as the world’s top ranked tropical agriculture university, and the leading agriculture university in Australia.

Located at St Lucia and Gatton, the School is a large and dynamic multidisciplinary hub focused on applied research and teaching within the Faculty of Science committed to finding innovative and technology focused solutions to global challenges. The School offers a range of undergraduate postgraduate coursework and research degrees encompassing agriculture and related disciplines ranging from Bachelor Degree to Doctorate.

With a diverse group of internationally regarded scientists, the School hosts six research concentrations, of which three are aligned with the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation– a joint initiative between The University of Queensland and the Queensland State Government. Quality laboratories and facilities and strong partnerships with industry, community and government bodies, provide an environment that enables world class research and research training in a collaborative and cooperative spirit for postgraduate students and researchers.

The role

Applications are invited from motivated and energetic individuals with a record of high quality teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the Agricultural Development Economics discipline area. Essential to the role is an ability to proactively contribute to the development of course content and to undertake teaching, research and engagement activities.

This position will be seen as a key contributor to the schools research agenda and will have a focus on establishing a national and international research program and obtaining competitive external research grant funding. The role will also work both independently and collaboratively with research teams within the School and undertake the supervision of research students.

This appointment is offered as a part-time role, however applications are encouraged from those who could bring their own research funding in order to work on a higher fraction or a full-time basis.   

The person

To be successful in this position you will possess a PhD with relevant postdoctoral experience in the area of Agricultural Development Economics.

You should also have a strong desire to develop a successful and highly-productive research career aligned with the School's research themes, the capacity to work with multidisciplinary research teams, outstanding communication and engagement skills, and the ability to work effectively in teaching teams and actively contribute to the curriculum.


This appointment is offered on a part-time, fixed term basis, however applications are encouraged from those who could bring their own research funding in order to work on a higher fraction or on a full-time basis. The appointment will be made at Academic Level B or C depending on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant.  

The remuneration package will be in the range of:

  • Academic Level B: $93,985 - $111,607 p.a. pro rata, plus employer superannuation contributions of 17% (total package will be in the range $109,963 - $130,580 p.a. pro rata) Academic Level C: $115,131 - $132,753 p.a.pro rata, plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $134,704 - $155,322 p.a. pro rata).

Position Description

Download File Lecturer Senior Lecturer in Agricultural Development Economics.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Rob Cramb on +61 7 336 52967 or email r.cramb@uq.edu.au

Applications for this position can be submitted by using the Apply button below. The following documents must be included in your application: Cover letter, Resume and responses to the Selection Criteria.

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