The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences: The Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences is a leader in agricultural, food and veterinary science education and research in Australia. The faculty comprises the Melbourne Veterinary School and the School of Agriculture and Food. The faculty operates across three campuses: Parkville, Werribee and Dookie.

We acknowledge and pay respect to the traditional owners of the lands upon which these campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung peoples and the Yorta Yorta Nation. In addition to education and research, the faculty operates a veterinary hospital at Werribee, a broadacre farm at Dookie, and an equine hospital in Shepparton.

Role type: Part time (0.6FTE); Fixed-term up to 13 February 2024
Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences
Department/School: School of Agriculture and Food
Salary: Level A – $77,171 – $104,717 p.a. (pro rata) plus 17% super

About the Role
The Tutor (Agri-food Biotechnology) will provide quality teaching at the University’s Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences (FVAS), School of Agriculture and Food. The position will work under the support and guidance of more senior Academics, with an increasing degree of autonomy and will also be required to work as part of a time. The position will contribute to the strengthening in teaching and learning with particular duties relating to Agri-Food Biotechnology teaching programs.

The Tutor (Agri-Food Biotechnology) will provide mentoring and teaching in the area of Agri-Food Biotechnology which includes formal didactic teaching and preparation of teaching materials. The position will actively participate in leadership and service both within and outside the University and broader community and be an effective member of committees at the Department/School level as appropriate.

Responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to innovative teaching and learning by conducting tutorials, classes, practical demonstrations, marking and assessment and laboratory-based workshops, which may extend to support in preparation of lectures, individual consultations and the provision of online resources
  • Assist in curriculum design and development of learning materials and identify appropriate approaches to teaching within the discipline
  • Lead by example and ensure the values, standards and expectations for appropriate behaviour in the workplace and the best interests of a leading University are upheld, as well as the University’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workplace
  • Participate and encourage communication and dissemination of information relating to the discipline

About You
You will have excellent communication skills in English, written and oral, appropriate for scientific audiences as well as excellent organisational and administrative skills, with the ability to prioritise tasks, and to meet deadlines. You will have the capacity to provide academic mentoring and consultation to students and the ability to engage with relevant professional and industry bodies and stakeholders to foster collaborative relationships. Experience in developing innovative resource materials for learning and teaching is desirable but not essential.

You will also have:

  • A PhD awarded in crop biotechnology, or near completion of a PhD or equivalent qualification in the discipline
  • Demonstrated experience and the ability to provide quality and innovative teaching and learning, and to supervise undergraduate, graduate diploma and honours research projects
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and effectively as part of a team to deliver high-quality teaching outcomes
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders across all levels, including people from diverse backgrounds

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

About the University
The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

Be Yourself
We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact  us at

The University of Melbourne is required to comply with applicable health guidance and directions issued from the Victorian Health Minister. All University of Melbourne employees are to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless an exemption order applies. Applicants must meet this requirement when submitting an application.Position Description

Advertised: 14 Jul 2022 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: 28 Jul 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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