Postdoctoral Fellow in Farm Management

Lincoln University, New Zealand

  • 2 years fixed term contract
  • 2017 start

Lincoln University is New Zealand’s specialist land-based university; future focused and providing academic programmes informed by three adopted causes of global significance: namely, feed the world, protect the future, live well.

The Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce delivers business-related undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, research and effective engagement with relevant industry and professional organisations that focus on sustainable development and management of the natural, modified, and built environments. The Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce has particular focus on all aspects of agribusiness and aspires to become the leading provider of agribusiness education and research in Australasia.

Currently, the Faculty are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow in Farm Management to support the Professor of Farm Management, in a fixed term role for two years.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will contribute to research in a number of areas, with emphasis on the economic, environmental and social aspects of sustainable farming and horticultural systems.

This may include impacts of, and response to, policy and market change; metrics at the farm/business level – technical efficiency and resilience; the environmental sustainability of production systems; ensuring on-farm/business biosecurity; farmer/grower extension and knowledge transfer; farmer decision making; and supply and value change management in the primary industry sector.

The successful candidate will have:

  • PhD in in Farm Management, Agricultural Science or Agricultural Economics. Candidates with related PhD qualifications or awaiting PhD results are also encouraged to apply
  • A background in farm systems analysis and/or farm economics as well as strong quantitative and statistical skills to address farm business management questions.
  • Demonstrated the ability to complete research projects, write-up and publish findings in high quality refereed journals.
  • The ability to teach within a multi-and inter-disciplinary setting, and to stimulate, encourage and facilitate learning by both large and small student groups, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

We are looking for an outstanding new researcher to work on ground breaking research in an area central to New Zealand’s prosperity and well-being. For further information please contact Human Resources on +64 3 423 0313.

All applications must be completed online at and include a CV and letter of application addressing requirements as outlined in the position description.

All applications must be received by 30 June 2017. 

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