Lecturer in Plant Pathology (2017-1332)

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Application Date (COB): 
Friday, 1 September 2017 - 11:45am

Lincoln University invites application to the position of Lecturer within the Department of Pest-management and Conservation in Plant Pathology.

Lincoln University

Lincoln University is New Zealand’s specialist, land-based University with a proud tradition as New Zealand’s third oldest tertiary institution, founded in 1878 as a School of Agriculture. Today it is a research-led institution with an emphasis on land-based disciplines and their associated industries - agriculture, horticulture, viticulture, bio-technology, environmental science, environmental management, tourism, landscape architecture, sport & recreation and commerce.

Faculty and Department

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.

The Department of Pest-management and Conservation is a new department within the Faculty. It brings together plant pathologists with ecologists with the aim of protecting and enhancing both natural diversity and agriculture. The department aligns well with New Zealand-wide initiatives of Biosecurity 2025 and PredatorfreeNZ 2050.  The Department is responsible for the delivery of plant pathology, ecology and pest-management courses from diploma to post-graduate level as well as the delivery of 100 level courses in biology and animal science.

Required Skills and Experience

  • A first degree in science or applied science and a PhD in plant pathology or a closely related discipline. Plant pathology is viewed broadly and the applicant may have strengths in nematology, virology, bacteriology, applied entomology, biosecurity and/or molecular approaches.
  • The ability and enthusiasm to lecture undergraduate biology and plant pathology courses plus the ability to teach and supervise plant pathology at postgraduate levels.
  • The ability and energy to stimulate and encourage students.
  • Academic credentials including research publications in peer-reviewed journals, commensurate with experience.
  • Candidates should have research interests in the broad plant pathology.

Position Description

Application Process

Further information and how to apply for vacancy number 2017-1332 is available on Lincoln's website. Alternatively, please contact Arneka de Vries, Human Resources on 03 421 5437.

Apply now

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

Applications should be received before 9am Friday 1 September 2017

Lincoln University is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity in Education and Employment and seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.