Lecturer / Assistant Professor, School of Agriculture and Food Science

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£59,370 - £94,015 per annum
15 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
19 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

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

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer/Assistant Professor (above the bar) in Horticulture. This is a full time, 5-year academic post in the UCD School of Agriculture & Food Science (, within its Environment and Sustainable Resource Management Section. The appointee will join a team of 19 academics within the Section who offer a diverse portfolio of programmes, including three BAgrSc programmes in Agri-environmental Sciences, Forestry, and Horticulture, and taught Master's programmes in Horticulture, and Environmental Resource Management.

The appointee will spend one trimester (up to 16 weeks) per academic year teaching, delivering modules, assessing students and engaging with local staff at South China Agricultural University (SCAU) in Guangzhou, China, as a member of a team delivering undergraduate degree programmes in the Guangzhou Dublin International College of Life Sciences and Technology (GDIC). The appointee will also teach at UCD's Belfield campus, in the areas of horticulture and applied plant science. Modules to be delivered include Postharvest Physiology:\Fresh Produce Supply Chain Management; Sportsturf Construction and Management; and Landscape Management (Trees and Shrubs). The appointee will develop their own research programme that will be largely based in Ireland but may include activities overseas (including China).

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate who has demonstrated aptitude, commitment and passion for teaching, with research expertise in a relevant area. Candidates must have a PhD in an appropriate discipline, teaching experience, a demonstrated capacity to carry out research, and excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills. The candidate should complement and engage actively with current academic staff in the Section, School and wider UCD community, and make a significant contribution to teaching, research and university life.

95 Lecturer/Asst Professor Above The Bar Salary: £59,370 - £94,015 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 19th April 2023.

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

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website: