The UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science is the only academic institution in Ireland that delivers education and research on the complete food chain from initial on farm production through processing to final consumption by the consumer. The School supports the agri-food industry in Ireland by educating students to become industry leaders and by conducting world class research. Applications are invited for a Temporary 5 year post of a Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Horticulture within UCD School of Agriculture & Food Science

This is a full-time, 5-year academic post in the UCD School of Agriculture & Food Science within its Environment and Sustainable Resource Management Section. The appointee will join a team of 17 full-time academics within the Section who offer a diverse portfolio of programmes, including three BAgrSc programmes in Agri-environmental Sciences, Forestry, and Horticulture, and taught Master’s programmes in Horticulture, and Environmental Resource Management.

The appointee will spend one trimester (up to 16 weeks) per academic year teaching, delivering modules, assessing students and engaging with local staff at South China Agricultural University (SCAU) in Guangzhou, China, as a member of a team delivering several degree programmes in UCD’s Guangzhou Dublin International College of Life Science and Technology (GDIC). The appointee may also teach at UCD’s Belfield campus. Undergraduate teaching will be in the areas of horticulture and applied plant science.  The appointee will also develop their own research programme that will be largely based in Ireland but may include activities overseas (including China).

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate who has demonstrated aptitude, commitment and passion for teaching, with research expertise in a relevant area.  Candidates must have a PhD in an appropriate discipline, teaching experience, a demonstrated capacity to carry out research, and excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills.  The candidate should complement and engage actively with current academic staff in the Section, School and wider UCD community, and make a significant contribution to teaching, research and university life. 

Salary:95 Lecturer/Asst Professor Above The Bar (7943) €55,951 – €88,601 per annum

Appointment will be made on scale and in accordance with the Department of Finance guidelines.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 28th July 2022

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

Note: Hours of work for academic staff are those as prescribed under Public Service Agreements. For further information please follow link below:

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2- Select: Search by UCD School / Unit: Agriculture & Food Science…
3- You will find the Job postings, apply as instructed,,,

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