The University of Queensland, School of Agriculture and Food Sciences

Position ID:The University of Queensland-School of Agriculture and Food Sciences-LSLCP [#14748, 508193]
Position Title: Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Crop Physiology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Gatton, Queensland 4343, Australia
Subject Area: Crop and Soil Science
Appl Deadline:2019/10/18 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/09/23, finished 2020/04/19, listed until 2019/10/18)
Position Description:    

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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer Crop Physiology



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 AUD$40 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. We are 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.


About This Opportunity


Applications are invited from motivated and energetic individuals with a record of high quality research, and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level in the Crop Physiology discipline area. Essential to the role is an ability to proactively contribute to curriculum development and to undertake teaching, research, and engagement activities.


This position will be seen as a key contributor to the schools research agenda. It 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.


This position is located at The University of Queensland’s picturesque Gatton Campus ( Gatton Campus, UQ combines its Queensland Agricultural College heritage with modern research and teaching facilities in agriculture, agribusiness and veterinary science. Just over an hour’s drive west of Brisbane and five kilometres from the local township, the 1068-hectare Gatton campus offers a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and world-class facilities including the Queensland Animal Science Precinct, the UQ Veterinary Medical Centre, Gatton Research Dairy, nursery and glasshouse facilities, the southern hemisphere’s largest PV solar array research facility, and a pesticide wind tunnel facility. The campus also operates several commercial plant and animal production units in rural technologies to support teaching, research and hands-on training.


For US applicants, please note that Australian Universities use British terminology, as such a Lecturer position is equivalent to that of a non-tenured Assistant Professor position in the US.


Our Ideal Candidate


To be successful in this position you will possess a PhD with relevant postdoctoral experience in the area of Crop Physiology.


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.


We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to


What We Can Offer


This is a full-time, continuing position at Academic Level B or C. 


The full-time equivalent base salary for Academic Level B will be in the range AUD$95,771 - $113,728 p.a., plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range AUD$112,052 - $133,061 p.a.


The full-time equivalent base salary for Academic Level C will be in the range AUD$117,319 - $135,276 p.a., plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range AUD$137,263 - $158,272 p.a.


You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities (, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, free parking, discounted veterinary access, development programs ( and many other benefits.


For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021 (


Our Selection Process


Please note that Panel Interviews have been scheduled for the week commencing 4 November 2019 at The University of Queensland's Gatton campus.


As part of the Selection Process, applicants shortlisted for interview will be required to present a seminar and mock lecture to members of the school community prior to their scheduled interview. Research seminars and lecture topics will be provided with adequate notice to shortlisted candidates.


The University of Queensland is committed to ensuring all candidates are provided with the opportunity to attend the panel interviews, however, for those candidates who are unable to attend in person, video interview options will be available.




To discuss this role please contact Professor Mike Bell on +61 7 5460 1140 or email


Want to Apply?


To submit an application for this role, go to and use the Apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter; Resume; Responses to the Selection Criteria.


Applications close: 18 October 2019


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