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Spatial Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
University of Sydney

Date Posted Oct. 5, 2018
Title Spatial Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
University University of Sydney
Department Faculty of Science
Application Deadline Nov. 4, 2018
Position Start Date To be negotiated
  • Sydney, New South Wales
  • Lecturer/Instructor
    Senior Lecturer
  • Environmental Sciences/Ecology/Forestry
    Botany/Plant Sciences
    Sciences - General

School of Life and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Science
Reference no. 1962/1018C

  • Teaching and Research position focused in University of Sydney
  • Full-time, Continuing Role, Located at Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh
  • Academic Level B or C, Base Salary: $104,155 p.a. – $147,115 p.a. plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation. Visa sponsorship is available if required.

About the opportunity
Applications are invited for a lecturer (Level B/C) in Spatial Agricultural and Environmental Sciences with expertise in statistical and mechanistic modelling, focused on agricultural and/or environmental terrestrial systems. SOLES has a program of teaching in statistics that covers first year to Honours and Masters level. It is expected that the candidate will strongly support this teaching program, and develop a secondary teaching program related to spatial-temporal analysis of agricultural and/or environmental systems with an emphasis on the use of sensing technologies (remote or proximal) to measure, monitor and manage terrestrial landscapes. The combination of quantitative analyses with the use of remote sensing technologies is an area of research SOLES is looking to strengthen. The successful candidate is expected to develop internal and external partnerships to develop and support an active research program. The successful candidate will further play an active role in the supervision of honours and higher-degree research students.

About you
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence and are seeking to recruit a lecturer in Spatial Agricultural and Environmental Sciences within the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, who has:

  • PhD degree in quantitative spatial agriculture and/or environmental sciences
  • Advanced skills in statistical and/or mechanistic modelling, quantitative analysis techniques and experience with the use of remote sensing and/or proximal technologies, and GIS
  • A strong publication record, relative to opportunity, in spatial-temporal analysis of agricultural and/or environmental systems
  • A strong record, relative to opportunity, of securing competitive research funding to support a research programme.
  • Experience in university level teaching in statistical and mechanistic modelling of students with a diversity of backgrounds
  • Full driving licence

Level of appointment will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

About us
The Faculty of Science is one of six faculties operating within the University and includes the Schools of Chemistry, Geosciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics, Psychology, the Sydney School of Veterinary Science and the Unit for History and Philosophy of Science.

This position will be administered by the School of Life and Environmental Sciences (SOLES) within the faculty of Science. The School of Life and Environmental Sciences (SOLES) is a new School consisting of staff previously in the Schools of Biological Sciences and Molecular Biosciences, the Faculty of Veterinary Science, and the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, and forms part of the Division of Natural Sciences (DNS). The DNS enrolls 6,177 undergraduate students, 1,129 postgraduate students and 1,108 international full fee paying students (u/g and p/g) in 2014. The School has reporting lines to the Dean of Science. The creation of SOLES is a major component of the broader Life, Earth and Environmental Sciences (LEES) program designed to significantly improve the quality and efficiency of teaching and build new infrastructure to support and enhance capacity in research and teaching. It is a large School divided into five research and teaching clusters each with its own Chair.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia’s first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 1962/1018C to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, 4 November 2018 (Sydney Time)

  • We are committed to diversity and social inclusion. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, people who identify as LGBTIQ, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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Contact Information

  • Recruitment Operations
    Faculty of Science
    Level 1, 1-3 Ross Street, University of Sydney
    Sydney, New South Wales 2006
  • +61286271200


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