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Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Horticulture, School of Agriculture & Food Science

Dublin, Leinster (IE)
£53,190.41 - £84,228.29 per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Applications are invited for a permanent post of a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Horticulture x2 within UCD School of Agriculture & Food Science.

Applications are invited for academic posts of Lecturer / Assistant Professor in Horticulture (we wish to fill two posts) 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; 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 postgraduate programmes in Horticulture, Crop Science, Agri-Environmental 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.

95 Lecturer/Asst Professor Above The Bar Salary Scale: €61,617 - €97,572 per annum

Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines

Closing date: 12:00 noon (local Irish time) on the 5th of June 2024

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 12:00 noon (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:


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