Senior Lecturer in Agriculture

University of Adelaide School of Agriculture


Senior Lecturer - School of Agriculture, Food & Wine

Job no: 504597
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Faculty of Sciences, Level C

(Level C) $121,256 to $139,445 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply

The University of Adelaide Enterprise Agreement 2017-2021 will apply to a successful candidate’s employment at the University.  The University recently temporarily varied its Enterprise Agreement.  Please be advised that the salary range, along with other conditions associated with this position, may change in accordance with the variation to the Enterprise Agreement.


Fixed-term position for 3 years, convertible to continuing position subject to performance and funding availability


The School of Agriculture, Food and Wine (AFW) seeks to appoint an emerging research leader in food science, associated with food production, and with experience in undergraduate learning and teaching within the Food Science discipline.


The appointee will be expected to initiate and develop a dynamic research program in their discipline and contribute to interdisciplinary research within the Department of Food Science and wider academic community. This will include the supervision and training of Honours/HDR students. The appointee will contribute collaboratively to curriculum design and delivery of the food science component for undergraduate and postgraduate courses/programs in food and nutrition science across the Department, including at Haide College (the University’s Joint Education Institution based in Qingdao, China, in partnership with Ocean University China). Design and delivery of intensive mode food science teaching offshore for at least one, three-week period of each year is required, as is travel to China to teach at Haide College.


The Faculty of Sciences is strongly committed to supporting diversity and flexibility in the workplace. Applications for part-time or other flexible working arrangements will be welcomed and will be fully considered subject to meeting the inherent requirements of the position.


To be successful you will need:


  • A PhD or equivalent in food science, associated with food production.
  • Demonstrated research excellence in food science, with a sustained publication record in highly regarded scientific journals.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead an independent research program.

  • Experience in design, coordination and delivery of innovative food science curriculum that is student centred at the undergraduate-level.

  • Strong organisational, intercultural and interpersonal skills.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment


The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.


It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.


Our core values are integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.


To support our staff and students in their academic lives, the University has a range of programs available including:


  • A variety of flexible working arrangements
  • Support to staff with caring responsibilities to participate in conferences, workshops, field trips and other approved work-related travel
  • Research support schemes designed to support female academics to enhance and promote their career
  • Childcare facilities
  • Women’s professional development network opportunities

In addition, we offer salary packaging; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.


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Your Faculty's broader role

The Faculty of Sciences brings together different strands of science and staff from around the world to lead world-class research. Our transformative work informs our teaching and allows our students to use science to tackle some of the biggest challenges our world is facing. In fact, our researchers have made vital contributions to game-changing inventions throughout history, including x-ray crystallography, insulin and penicillin.


Our campuses are home to several co-located industry partners, affiliated researchers and research institutes of international significance. This innovative community gives students the unique opportunity to gain practical knowledge through participation in ongoing national and international research projects, and supports researchers with a rich network for collaboration and partnership.


We proudly support gender and cultural diversity and are passionate about creating a more vibrant and enriching community of staff and students.


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Your School's broader role


The School of Agriculture, Food and Wine provides a world-class concentration of scientific research, education and infrastructure at the Waite campus of the University of Adelaide.

In collaboration with local, national and global partners, we deliver innovative and multi-disciplinary research to benefit the agriculture, food and wine industries, consumers and the environment.

Improvements in nutritional status of human populations can optimise health outcomes, benefiting quality of life and reducing whole-of-life health care costs. Our research contributes to improving human nutrition through research on agriculture, food and nutrition. Activities include clinical intervention trials that provide evidence for public health recommendations. Current projects also encompass functional food development, native foods and edible insects, as well as sensory science and consumer research.

The school connects scientific excellence with industry relevance. This philosophy guides and inspires our teaching and education programs. Our extensive international network of academic and commercial collaborators provides a stimulating and unique environment for student training.

If you want to change tomorrow, act today:


Click the link to the online application form below and address and upload your responses to the selection criteria listed in the Role Statement. Applications close 11:55pm, 17 January 2021.


For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:


Professor Martin Cole
Head of the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
P: +61 8 8313 8149



The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

Advertised: 01 Dec 2020 12:00 AM

Applications close:17 Jan 2021 11:55 PM

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