Lecturer in Pasture Science

Christchurch, New Zealand
24 Aug 2017
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18 Sep 2017
2017 - 1463
Contract Type
Full Time

Lincoln University invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Pasture Science. This represents an exciting opportunity to combine teaching and research in this area and contribute to a dynamic export-led industry.

Lincoln University

Lincoln University is New Zealand's specialist land-based university, with a mission to tackle global challenges: Feed the World, Protect the Future, and Live Well. The University is committed to teaching and research excellence, and prides itself on its unique student experience and research culture that empowers its students, staff and graduates to make a real difference. The University draws its students from throughout New Zealand and from over 60 countries and has a student roll of around 3,000 and approximately 600 staff.


You will be a member of the Department of Agricultural Sciences. Departmental research activities span the full range of agricultural production for irrigated and rainfed pasture and crop production. Expertise within the department includes the crop physiology and agronomy of pasture plant species, agronomy of forage crops, grazing management and animal production. The Department is responsible for the delivery of pasture science, agronomy and crop production courses from diploma, through undergraduate to advanced post-graduate level.

Required Skills and Experience

  • A first degree in science, preferably agricultural or crop science, or a related applied science, plus a PhD in a closely related discipline.
  • The ability and enthusiasm to lecture undergraduate pasture and forage crop science that underpin agriculture, plus the ability to contribute to research and supervise postgraduate students in these areas.
  • The ability and energy to stimulate and encourage students.
  • Academic credentials including research publications in peer-reviewed journals, commensurate with experience.
  • Candidates with research interests in the areas of pasture or forage crop production systems mentioned above and who have familiarity with New Zealand agricultural systems, will be viewed favourably.

You will have a passion for research combining cutting-edge science and practical outcomes, and demonstrate a commitment to publication in both academic and industry spheres. You will  be able to enthuse students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels about to enter the industry, on relevance of the science that underpins current practice and future innovation. You will be expected to embrace a dynamic research culture working collegially with other academics in agricultural science.

Application Process

Lincoln University has established a national and international reputation, both for the quality of its applied teaching and the contribution of its research, come and be part of shaping its future.

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

Further information please contact Arneka de Vries, Human Resources on 03 421 5437. Informal enquiries may be made to Associate Professor Graham Barrell, Head of Department (graham.barrell@lincoln.ac.nz).

International applicants: for further information about working in New Zealand please visit http://www.immigration.govt.nz/

Applications should be received before 9am Monday 18 September 2017.

Lincoln University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in education and employment and seeks to meet its obligations under TeTiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi).