Professor in Integrated AgriFood and Security, School of Science

Sydney, Australia
22 Jul 2021
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23 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Western Sydney University is a modern, forward-thinking, research-led University, located at the heart of Australia‚Äôs fastest-growing and economically significant region, Western Sydney. Boasting 11 campuses and more than 200,000 alumni, 49,500 students and 3,500 staff, the University has 12 Schools with an array of well-designed programs and degrees carefully structured to meet the demands of future industry. The University is ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide, and is guided by the principles of Sustainability, Equity, Transformation and Connectedness.

Western Sydney University is a key partner in the development of the Western Sydney Aerotropolis, which will be a thriving hub for education and leading industries including advanced manufacturing, aerospace, defence and agribusiness. The University is also a major contributor through the proposed AgriPark development, leveraging the Hawkesbury Campus expertise in peri urban agriculture and protected cropping.

The School of Science is a large, comprehensive School with learning, teaching and research excellence encompassing a wide range of disciplines including biological, chemical, environmental, food, forensic, medical, nutritional, and physical sciences, and horticulture and astronomy, providing an exceptional environment for truly cutting edge, transdisciplinary activity.

An exciting new senior academic leadership role has been created to lead the multi-disciplinary Integrated AgriFood and Security program, including research, the development of and teaching into new units, and HRD supervision. As Professor, you will lead and build this exciting new program including a new academic team and work closely with research and teaching staff in the wider School of Science and beyond. The development of industry networks and relationships external to the University will be essential.

To be successful in this role you will have a PhD or equivalent, industry experience and highly credible knowledge within a field relevant to integrated agrifood management and security and its applications. You should have demonstrated experience in academic leadership in teaching, research and scholarship, and in building relationships and research collaborations, including partnerships with government, industry and community groups.

If you are seeking an influential leadership role where you can make a difference, then we would like to hear from you.

For a confidential discussion or to request the comprehensive information booklet for the role, please contact Kate Robinson on +61 409 769 560 or via quoting reference number RF0115.

Applications will close on 23rd August 2021.