Lecturer / Assistant Professor in Horticulture

£49561.20 - £77922.81 per annum
21 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
22 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for permanent or temporary posts of a Lecturer / Assistant Professor in Horticulture within UCD School of Agriculture & Food Science

Applications are invited for academic posts of Lecturer / Assistant Professor in Horticulture (we wish to fill 2 posts) within the Environment & Sustainable Resource Management Section in the UCD School of Agriculture & Food Science ( The horticulture staff focus their activities in the areas of food production and amenity horticulture, with an emphasis on Healthy People and a Sustainable Planet. To expand that team, we are looking for excellent, highly motivated candidates who have demonstrated aptitude for and commitment to teaching, combined with internationally competitive research potential in relevant areas of horticultural science. The two vacancies are not tied to specific areas, instead applications are invited from candidates who have a broad knowledge of Horticulture and who have expertise in one or more of the following areas: amenity horticulture, landscape management, social use of plant materials, sports turf construction/management, nursery stock production, plant biotechnology, and plant identification/taxonomy. It is important that the skills, ambition and vision of each appointee fits well with those in the Horticulture group and the wider School.

The appointees will deliver teaching in horticulture and applied plant sciences, for existing undergraduate and post-graduate programmes in Horticulture, Crop Science, Agri-Environmenal Science and related subjects. Appointees will increase teaching offerings in Horticulture, for example through new Elective Modules and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes offered by the School. Appointees will also develop an internationally recognized research programme in their areas of expertise, likely focused on the application of modern and advanced technologies to these areas, thereby contributing to the UCD's Strategic Research Themes of Creating a Sustainable Global Society; Transforming through Digital Technology; Building a Healthy World; and Empowering Humanity. The appointees will be expected to establish close working relationships with industry, research organisations and policy/regulatory agencies.

Candidates must have a relevant PhD; an honors level university degree in horticulture, crop/plant science; experience of teaching in 3rd/4th level education; a demonstrated capacity to carry out research; excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills. Each appointee will complement and engage actively with current academic staff in the Section, School and wider UCD community.

95 Lecturer/Assistant Professor Salary Scale: €54,848 - €86,235 per annum
Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 22nd February 2021

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