Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Sub-Saharan and Tropical Agriculture

Harper Adams University - Crop & Environmental Sciences

For Harper Adams to be a premier provider of higher education for the land based industries, it is essential to have expertise to underpin our provision within this sector. This appointment represents an exciting new initiative by the University to expand its international activities further into Africa and beyond.

Suitable candidates will have a good first degree in agriculture or related subject and a higher degree, typically a PhD, but we will also consider applicants with appropriate technical knowledge and expertise relevant to the post. Candidates should have a strong interest in sub-Saharan and tropical agriculture, in addition to having appropriate practical overseas experience within the key areas of interest.

The post will be based in the UK.  In addition to contributing keynote sessions to the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programme the successful applicant will mainly deliver short courses, consultancy and research projects in association with overseas partners. The post holder will also be expected to generate research funding, develop new business opportunities on behalf of the University and deliver relevant consultancy. The post will require a considerable amount of time to be spent overseas undertaking the core activities and requirements of the job. In particular, the University is working in partnership with AGCO as its Future Farm in Zambia. The post holder will be expected to lead education and training activities in Zambia and to be self-sufficient in this aspect of their work,

This is a fixed-term, full -time appointment for up to 3 years.

Application Procedure

All applications should be completed and submitted using the Harper Adams e-Recruitment programme at http://jobs.harper-adams.ac.uk to arrive no later than Wednesday 9 November 2016

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