Programme Team Leader - MSc Agricultural Professional Practice

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire (GB)
£44,041 - £47,382 per annum
05 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
14 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe.  Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors.

The vision for Research and Teaching in SRUC is to be a leading and go-to institution, nationally and internationally, for teaching and conducting applied research to enhance the rural economy and environment. Our Northern faculty operates across 3 campuses (SRUC Aberdeen, Inverness and Cupar). We are working with partners to secure investment in state-of-the-art facilities for teaching, research and development. We collaborate extensively with internationally renowned partners in the North East of Scotland including Aberdeen University and the James Hutton Institute.

The MSc in Agricultural Professional Practice is a flagship, largely distance learning programme, tailored to equip Agriculture specialists with the tools to achieve professional practice in tomorrow’s industry. Content currently focuses on management skills, agricultural policy and skills development within land-based businesses, crop and livestock production.

We are delighted to offer this exciting opportunity for an experienced academic with broad experience of the role of agriculture within our Natural Economy and an enthusiasm to direct and develop this highly successful postgraduate programme. You will have a passion for education and contribute to our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in agricultural science.

You will also have an established portfolio of research which complements the interests of colleagues who work on soil and nutrient management, development of crop and pasture mixtures, crop rotation design, biopesticides and the integration of legumes in farming systems. You will have an interest in cross-disciplinary collaborations and ambitions that build on strengths in farming practice across SRUC.

Prospective applicants wishing to discuss this position informally are encouraged to contact Prof Christine Watson. Details will be provided when you click the APPLY button.

Further details on the requirements of this role can be found in the Job Particulars document which you must read before applying for this role. This is downloadable when you click the APPLY button.

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