Post-Doctoral Fellow/Associate Lecturer
School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Four years, fixed term, full time position
Associate Lecturer, Level A | $64k-$87k plus 17% employer superannuation contributions
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The School of Veterinary and Life Sciences (VLS), formed in January 2013, is well resourced with research and teaching facilities, and hosts a number of research groups and centres across the disciplines of Agricultural and Fisheries Sciences, Environmental and Conservation Sciences, Medical and Molecular Sciences and Murdoch University College of Veterinary Medicine.
With support and guidance from academic supervisor Professor Richard Bell and senior colleagues, the Post-Doctoral Fellow/Associate Lecturer will develop an academic research profile and professional expertise in the area of crop nutrient management with an increasing degree of autonomy. This role will require dedicated work on the ACIAR funded project, Nutrient Management for Diversified Cropping Systems in Bangladesh, with the expected outcome of increased crop nutrient use efficiency in Bangladesh and southwest Australia.
The Post-Doctoral Fellow/Associate Lecturer will also assist the Project Leader (Professor Richard Bell) with undergraduate teaching in crop and pasture science and in soil science and land management by giving lectures, leading practical classes, completing assessments, and developing and maintaining e-learning materials. This role will require the undertaking of professional activities relevant to the discipline and a limited range of administrative and service functions.
For further information about this position, please refer to the Position Description.
Skills and Experience
A PhD degree in soil-crop science or similar
Experience in undergraduate teaching and learning or equivalent
Good understanding of soil and crop science research in agriculture
Demonstrated capacity for research and publishing in crop nutrient management and soil fertility management
Experience in developing country agriculture research would be an advantage
Project coordination and working effectively in diverse, multidisciplinary teams
Applicants should refer to the Position Description for further detail on the skills and experience required for this role.
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Please submit the following documents via the Apply Online button below:
A cover letter
Your most recent resume (CV)
A statement addressing the selection criteria (found in the Position Description)
Applications sent by post or email will not be accepted.
Murdoch University values workplace diversity, promotes inclusion, and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, women, and individuals with disability. Applicants who have support or access requirements, are encouraged to advise this at the time of their application, to ensure appropriate assistance is provided throughout the recruitment process.
Position contact: Professor Richard Bell on +61 8 9360 2370, +61 405131429, Skype on Richardwbell-perth or at R.Bell@murdoch.edu.au.
Closing date: Friday 28 February 2018 (11:59pm)