Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Equine Science

University of Queensland School of Agriculture and Food Sciences


Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Equine Science

Apply now Job No:514840
Area:Faculty of Science
Salary (FTE):Advertised at multiple classifications
Work type:Full Time - Continuing
Location: Gatton

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences

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 $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

As a part of major initiative, the School is now seeking to appoint an academic in Equine Science to extend our capacity in equine breeding and genetics, nutrition and behaviour and welfare.

The successful applicant will contribute to (and for Levels C, provide leadership to) the teaching and research activities in the fields of Equine and Animal Science in the School and the University. The applicant will work with the Head of School and the Animal Science group, as well as with other staff members in the School, to develop and implement the School's strategic plan, and to enhance the teaching and research programs in Animal Sciences. Located at the UQ Gatton campus, the appointee will be responsible for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, course coordination, and program development; and will be expected to contribute substantially to the national and international research profile of the School, supervise research students, obtain external grant funding and undertake professional activities.

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

Applicants should possess a PhD in Equine or Animal Science or a related field, and have post-doctoral experience in Animal Science. Applicants should also demonstrate evidence of teaching skills at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, effective supervision of research students and have a strong research portfolio in Equine/Animal Sciences.

Visa sponsorship may be available for this appointment. All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

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 recruitment@uq.edu.au.

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, continuing position at Academic Level B or C depending on the qualifications and experience of the successful applicant. 

  • The full-time equivalent base salary for Academic Level B will be in the range $99,542 - $118,206 p.a., plus super of up to 17%. 
  • The full-time equivalent base salary for Academic Level C will be in the range $121,939 - $140,603 p.a., plus super of up to 17%. 

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.

Position Description

Download File Equine Science Position Description.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Professor Neal Menzies on +61 7 336 51174 or +61 7 54601 047 or n.menzies@uq.edu.au

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the APPLY NOW button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the Selection Criteria

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.

Advertised: 09 Jul 2021
Applications close: 08 Aug 2021 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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