Lecturer in Plant Production

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
£35,129 - £48,955
16 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
03 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Title: Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Plant Production

Type:  Full-Time, Permanent

Salary: £35,129 - £48,955 per annum (under review)

Location: SRUC King’s Buildings, Edinburgh

REF: ACF/AHES/038/22

Closing Date: 3 October 2022

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.

We are seeking a plant physiologist with experience of plant production systems to contribute to the delivery of undergraduate and post graduate courses and to contribute to research into plant physiology, plant production systems. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to a developing  research programme involving the new Vertical farm facility  at SRUC’s Kings Buildings campus. The appointee will be required to attract funding of their own and to produce suitable outputs (mainly reports, refereed papers, presentations).  In particular, it is expected that the successful candidate will: 

    Take on and develop a programme of research covering crop physiology and optimisation of plant environment  interactions  to support cutting edge research in new plant production systems. Encourage research in the area of plant physiology, plant production systems and  vertical farming. Contribute significantly to the publication record of the group The post will include significant responsibility for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and you would be expected to lead modules in our undergraduate programmes, support the development of new modules and courses and contribute to supervision of research students. Be an excellent communicator with a record of knowledge exchange and a demonstrable ability to translate complex science into clear messages. Submit grant applications for external funding (e.g. UKRI and other research funders).

The successful candidate will have a degree of post graduate qualification in plant, agriculture or horticultural science.  Good team ethos, attention to detail and communication skills are also required. 

This is a permanent, full-time role.

In August 2022, all academic roles will be assimilated to a new job families structure.  Details are contained within the Job Particulars document.

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 link.

Closing date: 3 October 2022

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Further information

Please read the Job Particulars Document before proceeding with your application.


To apply for this role, please use the SRUC online application system. CVs will not be accepted without a completed application form.