| Nancy Roma Paech Chair in Extensive Animal Production|
Sydney Institute of Agriculture, Faculty of Science
The University of Sydney is Australia’s first university, with an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. We employ over 7600 permanent staff, supporting over 60,000 students.
The Nancy Roma Paech Chair in Extensive Animal Production is a position supported by a bequest from the late Nancy Roma Paech. Applications are invited from international scholars with expertise in range and/or pastoral science to develop a strong undergraduate teaching program within the School of Life and Environmental Sciences (SOLES); lead a small group of academic staff; and establish a national program of research.
This is an outstanding opportunity to establish and lead research in a vital field for Australian agriculture. Range and pasture-based animal production industries are vitally important parts of Australian landscapes and contribute strongly to export earnings. Ensuring the sustainability and profitability of such enterprises requires significant investment in R&D and there are many gaps in knowledge and research funding opportunities
Based in the Faculty of Science’s Sydney Institute of Agriculture, you will have access to new teaching and research facilities, several farms, as well as research stations and pastoral properties on the Monaro and the Liverpool Plains. You will also enjoy industry and philanthropic support.
Specifically, you will:
• establish and conduct leading edge research in the area of range and pastoral sciences and animal production
• provide superior teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in range and pastoral sciences, animal production and related fields
• supervise research students in these and other specialist areas
• develop a strong cohort of postgraduate students
• attract significant research funds
• engage and collaborate with other faculties in the University as well as the wider research community.
To be successful, you will have:
• a PhD in extensive animal production, range or pastoral sciences or related areas
• significant academic experience and an outstanding record of scholarship and research
• a background in animal production from pastoral/grassland systems, preferably with a focus on beef cattle leadership at a regional scale and ideally an international scale.
You will work with international research leaders in their field including ARC QEII and ARC Future Fellows in a faculty with an enviable reputation and record of research excellence.
Term The position is full-time, fixed-term for five years with the potential for renewal and subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation for new appointees. A competitive salary package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.
Apply For more information on the position, faculty and University, please view the candidate brochure available on the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.
Closing date: 11.30pm 12 March 2017 (Sydney time)
The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups, including women and people with disabilities are encouraged. As the University of Sydney has established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution, applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are also encouraged.
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