Tutor in Soil Science

Christchurch, New Zealand
03 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
04 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences is the largest Academic Faculty within Lincoln University and is made up of four research driven Departments: Soil and Physical Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Food Wine and Molecular Biosciences, and Pest Management and Conservation.

Department of Soil and Physical Sciences

We are inviting applications for an academic appointment as a Tutor within the Department of Soil and Physical Sciences. Departmental research activities span a wide range from soil resource assessment to soil chemistry, biology, physics and fertility, biogeochemistry, earth sciences, water science, climate change and environmental sciences. The Department is responsible for the delivery of Soil Science courses from diploma to post-graduate level as well as the delivery of 100 level courses in chemistry, physics and earth science.

The Role

As tutor your core responsibilities will include:

  • tutoring at the diploma level in soil science; 100 level in soil science and chemistry; 200 level soil science and water science; 200 and 300 level soil management, and agriculture laboratories and workshops
  • supervising laboratories, workshops and field trips and tours in these disciplines
  • assisting with the preparation, delivery and marking of laboratory quizzes, tests, examinations and assignments
  • assisting students with the setting up, programming and maintenance of electronic field equipment.

Skills and Experience

Your ability and enthusiasm to tutor and engage with students combined with your relevant academic knowledge will make you a strong contender for this role.

You will also have:

  • A bachelor's level qualification in soil science, agricultural science or a related discipline
  • A working knowledge of the Overseer® software and of New Zealand farming systems
  • The ability and energy to motivate and encourage students and to assist on an individual basis as required
  • The ability to supervise labs, workshops, tours and field trips
  • A desire to undertake such research activities and Faculty administration duties as agreed with the Head of the Soil and Physical Sciences Department.

For further information please contact Arneka de Vries, Human Resources on + 64 3 421 5437. Informal enquiries may be made to Amal Torky, Departmental Secretary, amal.torky@lincoln.ac.nz

All applications must be made online and include a CV and cover letter which should address requirements as outlined in the position description.

All applications must be received by 9am Monday 4 September 2017.