Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Rural Development and Agricultural Extension

Brisbane, Australia
30 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The School of Agriculture and Food Sciences

The School of Agriculture and Food Sciences is one of the largest schools of this type in Australia, comprising research and teaching experts in plant and soil science, animal science, agricultural business, rural development, resource economics and food, nutrition and technology. With a diverse group of internationally regarded scientists, our experts deliver knowledge, skills and research that provide solutions to world issues in climate change, feeding the world, managing the environment, replacing fossil fuels with biofuels, maintaining biodiversity and supporting economic and community development.

Located at St Lucia and Gatton, the School is a large and dynamic multidisciplinary hub focused on applied research and teaching within the Faculty of Science, committed to finding innovative and technology focussed solutions to global challenges. The School offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate coursework and research degrees, encompassing agriculture and related disciplines ranging from Bachelor Degree to Doctorate. Quality facilities and strong partnerships with industry, community and government bodies, provide an environment that enables world class research and research training in a collaborative and cooperative spirit for postgraduate students and researchers.

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 social issues that face rural development and agricultural extension, and related areas. This position will be located at the Gatton campus and will report to the Head of School.

The successful appointee will engage in research, coursework teaching and Higher Degree Research supervision in the fields of rural development and agricultural extension. In addition, you will assist in further developing the School’s undergraduate and postgraduate programs, as well as liaising with the industry and performing other activities and services associated with the School and Faculty of Science.

The person

The successful applicant will possess a PhD in the social sciences or a field closely related to the position. You should also have demonstrated knowledge in the social dimensions of food and agricultural systems, rural development, agricultural extension, community environments or research and participatory methodologies. In addition, high quality research skills, experience supervising Higher Degree Research students and teaching experience at undergraduate and postgraduate levels is essential.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage (https://staff.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/human-resources/diversity) for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


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 Download File PD Rural Development and Extension 2018.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Helen Ross at helen.ross@uq.edu.au or alternatively Professor Rob Cramb on +61 7 3365 2967 or r.cramb@uq.edu.au 

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