Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Agroforestry Management

Canterbury, New Zealand
31 May 2019
End of advertisement period
27 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Academic Lincoln, Canterbury, New Zealand

As the longest-running land-based university in the Southern Hemisphere, Lincoln University’s story begins with agriculture but it certainly does not end there. As New Zealand’s economy diversified, so have we. Lincoln University is here to enhance and enrich lives. To grow the knowledge of our students so they can shape a world that benefits from a greater understanding of the relationship between our land, the food produced from it and the ecosystems within it. With three academic faculties, one teaching division, several research centres and a range of corporate service units, Lincoln University draws its students from throughout New Zealand and from over 60 countries. Lincoln University has a student roll of around 3,000 and approximately 600 staff.

The Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce is looking for a vibrant and dynamic team member to join the Department of Land Management and Systems. At Lincoln University, land systems management, including agriculture, horticulture and forestry is a discipline that integrates business management with agricultural, horticultural, forestry, engineering, environmental and social sciences into a systems framework. As well as economic performance, systems management must now address increasingly demanding standards of environmental integrity, and social responsibility. 

This position calls for someone with a PhD related to agroforestry or small-scale forestry investment and management, a sound quantitative background, a proven track record of teaching and research excellence and support to students studying trees as part of integrated land and farming systems. The focus of agroforestry management in the context of this role is on economic and social aspects of forestry that are relevant to New Zealand.  This includes investment analysis, valuation, modelling, carbon markets and landowner behaviour, requiring an interdisciplinary approach that blends business approaches with a knowledge of silviculture, harvesting and processing technologies and environmental aspects of forestry. This particular position will support the provision of education and research to ensure that management of trees and woodlots is a key part of landowner strategies for profitable and sustainable businesses. Your ability to act as an advocate for the Faculty, and create effective relationships internally and externally, particularly with professional bodies and industry, will ensure your success.

Lincoln University is ranked in the top 300 universities globally (QS) and has a well-established reputation globally. This could be your opportunity to be part of a dynamic team in a Faculty that has a global reach and aspires to become the leading provider of agribusiness education and research in Australasia. The Faculty and University are on a exciting transformation journey and the successful candidate will be able to help shape the future of agribusiness education and research.

Please apply online with your CV and cover letter.

For further information regarding this position, please refer to the position description on the Lincoln University careers page or contact Patrice Wilkin, Recruitment Business Partner, on 03 423 0312.

 Please apply online at https://jobs.jobvite.com/lincolnuniversity/job/osG39fw4

Applications close at 9am on Thursday 27/06/2019.

Lincoln University is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.