The School of Agriculture and Food Sciences is Australia’s most diversified agriculture research and teaching school, comprising research and teaching experts in agribusiness and the science disciplines of animals and wildlife, plants and soil sciences, food and nutrition science. With nearly 350 staff, 300 higher degree research students and over $33 million in operating and research income, the School has helped UQ to become recognised as the world’s top ranked tropical agriculture university, and the leading agriculture university in Australia.
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 focused solutions to global challenges. The School offers a range of undergraduate postgraduate coursework and research degrees encompassing agriculture and related disciplines ranging from Bachelor Degree to Doctorate.
With a diverse group of internationally regarded scientists, the School hosts six research concentrations, of which three are aligned with the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation– a joint initiative between The University of Queensland and the Queensland State Government. Quality laboratories and 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: Applications are invited from motivated and energetic individuals with a record of high quality teaching in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the Crop Physiology discipline area. Essential to the role is an ability to proactively contribute to the development of course content and to undertake teaching, research and engagement activities.
This position will be seen as a key contributor to the schools research agenda and will have a focus on establishing a national and international research program and obtaining competitive external research grant funding. The role will also work both independently and collaboratively with research teams within the School and undertake the supervision of research students.
To be successful in this position you will possess a PhD with relevant postdoctoral experience in the area of Crop Physiology and Agronomy.
You should also have a strong desire to develop a successful and highly-productive research career aligned with the School's research themes, the capacity to work with multidisciplinary research teams, outstanding communication and engagement skills, and the ability to work effectively in teaching teams and actively contribute to the curriculum.
Remuneration: This is a full-time continuing appointment at Academic Level B or C.
The remuneration for Academic Level B will be in the range $96,771 - $113,728 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be $113,222 - $133,061 p.a.).
The remuneration for Academic Level C will be in the range $117,319- $135,276 p.a. plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be $137,263 - $158,272 p.a.)