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Associate Professor or Professor in Agricultural Science

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Work type: Full time
Location: Launceston
Categories: Balanced Research/Teaching

  • Shape the next chapter of the work of the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA)
  • Lead a positive change in educational outcomes and staff career development
  • Through research & development, encourage collaboration and industry adoption of findings

The Opportunity

Contributing to the strategic direction of TIA and providing leadership for our transition to headquarters in the North of Tasmania, we are seeking to appoint a Professor or Associate Professor in a discipline relevant to agriculture. In this Academic Lead for Launceston position, you will play a key role in determining and managing learning and teaching requirements through collaborative initiatives which foster student engagement and retention for the Launceston campus. Promoting academic excellence, mentoring staff and progressing the integration of teaching and research activities will see you successfully advance the research, industry development and educational mandate of TIA. With a particular focus on sustainable management of people and resources, you will be part of the delivery of a broad curriculum across the agricultural sciences, research and research training. Moreover, you will contribute to shaping TIA’s educational programs, driving research initiatives, and ensuring the overall success of the Institute.

About the University & the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture.

At the University of Tasmania, success takes a quiet determination and adaptability. In turn, this makes us broader, more rounded, multi-skilled thinkers and creative problem solvers, and it sees our institution generate powerful ideas for and from Tasmania. The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture delivers premier research, development, extension and education programs with strong links to key stakeholders in industry through its Joint Venture with the Tasmanian Government. TIA contributes to the development of prosperous, innovative and sustainable rural industries and communities through impact-focused education, research, development and extension initiatives.

What’s Required

As an action-orientated and coaching academic leader, you will bring to the role demonstrated experience of successfully managing, nurturing and facilitating career development of staff. A PhD in a relevant field of Agricultural Science coupled with a record in team building and creating effective working relationships will be critical in this role. Your capacity to foster excellence in research and teaching and continuing commitment to research that has achieved international recognition and made innovative, and sustained contributions to one of the disciplines of Agricultural Science will be the key to your success. An extensive demonstrated capacity to build and maintain effective and productive links locally, nationally and internationally with the discipline, profession, industry and wider community will enable you to achieve ongoing and sustainable outcomes.

What’s on Offer?

This full-time, ongoing opportunity is offered at an academic level D or E and is based at our Launceston campus. In addition, you will receive 17% superannuation, salary packaging options, and relocation support for those considering a move to Tasmania. The University of Tasmania is one of the largest employers in the State and people are at the heart of everything we do. By joining the University, you’ll have access to staff benefits and discounts for health, fitness, accommodation, and banking to name a few.

Considering a move to Launceston to take up this opportunity?

Offering a breath of fresh air, our island State’s wild landscapes, unique towns and fascinating history have something for everyone. Based in Launceston, Tasmania’s second largest city is famous for its historic architecture and proximity to natural wonders such as Cradle Mountain. Launceston has crafted a unique brand of adventure and creativity: examples include the Cataract Gorge, an urban escape of scenic bushland and cliffside walking tracks along the North Esk River, and the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Australia’s largest regional Museum. Our world-famous food and wine provide an abundance of fresh seafood, family-run wineries and distilleries, and culinary experiences celebrating farm-fresh produce.

Belong - Be You

People are at the heart of everything we do. Our vision is to ensure that our people feel encouraged and supported to bring their whole selves to work. Fostering diversity and inclusion is our key priority, supporting our communities to come together in ways that empower connection, learning, belonging and growth. Celebrating the strengths that diversity brings will enable us to achieve our vision and mission. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community. Tell us how we can make this job work for you.

How to Apply?

If this role is of interest, we look forward to hearing from you.

  • Please provide your up-to-date resumé,
  • A one-page cover letter outlining your motivation and overall suitability for the role,
  • Additionally, please account for your capabilities and alignment to the criteria given in the Success Profile section of the Candidate Brochure Download File TIA Candidate Brochure July 2024.pdf

For further information about this position, please contact Professor Michael Rose, Director of the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture m.rose@utas.edu.au

Applications close 11:55pm, Sunday 28 July 2024.

To be eligible for this position, you are required to hold Australian or New Zealand Citizenship, permanent residence or a valid visa that enables you to fulfil the requirements of this role.

The University of Tasmania strongly encourages employees to maintain COVID-19 vaccination in line with relevant Australian Government health advice.

Download File PD Prof in Agricultural Science Level E July 2024.pdf

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