Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Crop Protection

Brisbane, Australia
12 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
11 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences

The School of Agriculture and Food Sciences is one of the largest agricultural schools in Australia, comprising research and teaching experts in agribusiness, animals and wildlife, environment, plants and soil, and food and nutrition. The School offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate coursework and research degrees encompassing those disciplines ranging from Bachelor to Doctorate. Situated at St Lucia and Gatton within the Faculty of Science, the School is a large and dynamic multidisciplinary hub with farm, pasture and laboratory facilities, and an established reputation for excellence and commitment to finding innovative and technology focussed solutions to global challenges. UQ is ranked amongst the top two universities in Australia and one of the top 20 universities in the world for agriculture. (QS World University Rankings by subject 2015 Agriculture and Forestry).

The role

The School of Agriculture and Food Sciences seeks to appoint an academic staff member who will provide both undergraduate and postgraduate students with grounding in the issues that face crop/plant protection. In particular, analytical and practical skills required to dealing with plant biology/microbiology and Integrated Crop Management and Crop Protection.

The successful applicant will be responsible for undertaking undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, including course coordination and program development; research, including Research Higher Degree student supervision; liaise with industry and conduct other professional activities in the discipline of Horticulture and Field Crop Protection.

The person

The successful applicant will contribute to (and for a Level C appointment provide leadership in) teaching and research activities in the field of Horticulture and Crop Protection in the School and University. The appointee will work with the Head of School, the group leaders in plant science and animal science, and other staff members in the School to develop and implement the School's strategic plan and to integrate the teaching and research. Located at UQ Gatton campus, the appointee will be responsible for undergraduate and postgraduate course coordination, teaching and program development and will be expected to contribute to the national and international research profile of the School, supervise research students, obtain external grant funding, and undertake professional activities.


This is a full-time continuing appointment at Academic Level B or C.  

The remuneration for Academic Level B will be in the range $92,142.74 - $109,419.20 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be $107,807.01 - $128,020.46 p.a.). 

The remuneration for Academic Level C will be in the range $112,874.46 - $130,150.91 p.a. plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be $132,063.12 - $152,276.56 p.a.)

Position Description

Crop Protection Position Description.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Victor Galea on +61 7 5460 1282 or email v.galea@uq.edu.au or Professor Mike Bell on +61 7 5460 1140 or email m.bell4@uq.edu.au

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

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