Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Agronomy
Type: Full-Time, Permanent
Salary: £35,129 - £48,955 per annum (under review)
Location: SRUC King’s Buildings, Edinburgh
Closing Date: 3 October 2022
SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe. Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national, and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors.
We are seeking an agronomist/crop physiologist to contribute to the delivery of undergraduate and post graduate courses and to contribute to research into crop agronomy, plant/soil interactions and regenerative agriculture. The appointee will be required to attract funding of their own and to produce suitable outputs (mainly reports, refereed papers, presentations). In particular, it is expected that the successful candidate will:
- Take on and develop a programme of research covering crop physiology and optimisation of plant soil interactions to support cutting edge research in new cropping systems and regenerative agriculture. Encourage research in the area of crop agronomy, soil/plant interactions, plant health and vertical farming. Contribute significantly to the publication record of the group The post will include significant responsibility for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and you would be expected to lead modules in our undergraduate programmes, support the development of new modules and courses and contribute to supervision of research students. Be an excellent communicator with a record of knowledge exchange and a demonstrable ability to translate complex science into clear messages. Submit grant applications for external funding (e.g. UKRI and other research funders).
The successful candidate will have a degree of post graduate qualification in agronomy or crop physiology or equivalent. Good team ethos, attention to detail and communication skills are also required.
This is a permanent, full-time role.
In August 2022, all academic roles will be assimilated to a new job families structure. Details are contained within the Job Particulars document.
Further details on the requirements of this role can be found in the Job Particulars document which you must read before applying for this role. This is downloadable when you click the APPLY link.
Closing date: 3 October 2022
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Please read the Job Particulars Document before proceeding with your application.
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