Lec/Asst Prof in Behavioural Science in Agricult

22 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
06 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Behavioural Science in Agriculture post within UCD School of Agriculture & Food Science.

This is a post in the Agribusiness & Rural Development Section of the UCD School of Agriculture & Food Science for a person with expertise in Behavioural Science in Agriculture. 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 expertise in behavioural science in agriculture with relevance to a wide range of the issues and actors in agricultural systems. These include an emphasis on the decision-making processes of farmers and farm households in key areas such as health & safety on farms, farm management practices, financial investments, biodiversity management on farms, and climate mitigation practices, with the impact of facilitating change towards more sustainable agriculture practices. 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 post holder will contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, research supervision and administration, and will complement the activities of the Section in interests and skills. They will also co-ordinate the School of Agriculture & Food Science's Professional Work Experience Programme which is underpinned by occupational health and safety principles. 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 their abilities and experience as assessed by the Interview Board.

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 6 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