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Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor of Livestock Production

Camperdown / Camden, Australia
$145,023 - $192,371 p.a. (Level C/D) + 17% superannuation
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

Job Details

  • Exciting opportunity for an outstanding Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor of Livestock Production to join the Faculty of Science
  • Located at Camden or Camperdown campus, NSW of the University of Sydney in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences
  • Full time, continuing position offering a base salary of $145,023 - $192,371 p.a. (Level C/D) + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The School of Life and Environmental Sciences (SOLES) at The University of Sydney is seeking to appoint a Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor of Livestock Production with emphasis on ruminants, to enhance its long-term leadership in livestock production research and industry engagement. The University of Sydney has an illustrious 113-year history and significant disciplinary strength in agriculture including animal production (Sheep and Beef Systems; Poultry Research Foundation; Dairy Research Foundation), plant production & breeding (Plant Breeding Institute), digital agriculture (International Centre of Crop and Digital Agriculture), agricultural robotics (Australia Centre for Field Robotics), augmented by world class soil science.

The successful applicant will have a thorough understanding of sustainable livestock production systems with a strong focus on ruminants. They will have a track record of success in teaching, research, and publications commensurate with a mid-career scientist on a rising trajectory. A Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor maintains and builds their reputation by actively contributing to research and scholarship, academic debate, policy development and innovation within the University and beyond.

Some of your key responsibilities will be to:

  • develop and lead a high impact research program in areas of sustainable livestock production to enhance national and international animal production and minimise environmental impact of livestock operations
  • contribute to teaching and development of curricula in the animal science units of study as part of the Animal, Veterinary and Bioscience (AVBS) and Agricultural Science degrees, contributing to the school's outstanding teaching and learning outcomes
  • develop and lead large, innovative research programs with strong engagement of external stakeholders and livestock industries
  • contribute to the leadership and strategic direction of the University by participating in collegial governance and decision-making and fosters a culture of excellence through guiding academic staff and students towards success.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for an outstanding senior academic who has:

  • a PhD or equivalent in livestock production, or other academic field relevant to the discipline of Animal Agriculture and sustainable production systems
  • demonstrated knowledge and an experience in one or more of the following areas: Sustainable Livestock production Systems (ruminants), Animal Agriculture, Farming Systems
  • a national or international reputation in their discipline or area of expertise, with a supporting research profile including competitive research grants, publications and evidence of recognition within the broader research community
  • a track record of partnership with livestock industry and industry bodies and funding attraction (Government, Research and Development Corporations; Government, others)
  • experience of successful supervision of honours and higher degree research students, including PhD students, either formally or on a day-to-day basis.
  • a sustained record of excellence in teaching and learning design and practice, as evidenced through successful student outcomes, demonstrated impact on student learning, recognition through awards/prizes and innovation.
  • a wide network of established relationships with key academic, industry and professional institutions, partners and stakeholders that can be leveraged to enhance the standing of the discipline, school, faculty, and University.
  • experience in people leadership within the higher education sector, including demonstrated success in supervising and/or mentoring others towards success
  • an understanding of and ability to lead and support an academic endeavour from curriculum design to producing leading research and providing a student enabling environment
  • an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the key strategic issues in the higher education sector.
  • demonstrated understanding and experience of relevant work health and safety and biosecurity issues including laboratory- and field-based work, where relevant.

Candidates should indicate which level they wish to apply for, however, the selection panel reserves the right to make offers based on its appraisal of the candidate's skills, experience, and knowledge.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

For employees of the University or contingent workers, please login into your Workday account and navigate to the Career icon on your Dashboard. Click on USYD Find Jobs and apply.

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or any documents in alternate formats, please contact Simon Drew, Recruitment Operations, Human Resources at or Jennifer Potts, SOLES Head of School at

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Applications Close

Tuesday 25 June 2024 11:59 PM



The University of Sydney was established in 1850 and is consistently recognised, both locally and internationally, for its outstanding teaching and research excellence. Sydney alumni include Prime Ministers, Governor Generals, Nobel Prize winners and leaders in every field of endeavour.

The University offers a comprehensive range of courses, including a number of disciplines unique in Australia. Teaching is spread across nine different state-of-the art campuses, located across New South Wales.

The University of Sydney’s commitment to excellence in research has resulted in an outstanding record in national competitive funding and underpins an approach to teaching which has won nominations for excellence and resulted in high student satisfaction ratings. The University has 78 research centres and institutes and is home to three ARC Centres of Excellence.

The teaching, research and cultural life of the University is supported by extensive facilities, including the largest library collection in the Southern Hemisphere, the world-class Nicholson Museum of archaeological antiquities, the Macleay Museum of natural history and ethnographic collections and the University Art Gallery. Its outstanding sporting and recreation facilities provide a training centre for students and Olympic athletes.

The University of Sydney is a key member of the Group of Eight Australian major research-intensive universities, and the Worldwide Universities Network.


The University of Sydney has nine official campuses.

1.         Camperdown/Darlington Campus.

2.         Cumberland Campus. Home to the Faculty of Health Sciences (based in Lidcombe).

3.         Mallett Street Campus. Home of the Sydney Nursing School.

4.         Sydney Conservatorium of Music Campus. In Macquarie Street, central Sydney.

5.         Rozelle Campus. Home to Sydney College of the Arts.

6.         Surry Hills Campus. Home to the Faculty of Dentistry.

7.         Camden Campus. Contains facilities connected to the Faculty of Veterinary Science and the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment.

8.         Burren Street Campus. Facilties are currently under development.

9.         Sydney Medical School campuses. These include the School of Rural Health (in Dubbo and Orange), the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Concord Hospital, Westmead Hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Nepean Hospital, Northern Clinical School, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, and Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health.


The University of Sydney has 16 faculties.

1. Agriculture and Environment

2. Architecture, Design and Planning

3. Arts and Social Sciences

4. Business (Business School)

5. Dentistry

6. Education and Social Work

7. Engineering and Information Technologies

8. Health Sciences

9. Law (Sydney Law School)

10. Medicine (Sydney Medical School)

11. Nursing and Midwifery

12. Pharmacy

13. Science

14. Sydney College of the Arts

15. Sydney Conservatorium of Music

16. Veterinary Science

Number of Employees

Full-time employees: 7616

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