Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Soil and Environmental Physics
Lincoln University
Lincoln, Canterbury, NZ
1d ago
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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Soil and Environmental Physics

As the longest-running agriculturally-based university in the Southern Hemisphere, Lincoln University's story begins with farming, but it certainly doesn't end there.

As New Zealand's economy diversified, so have we. Lincoln University is here to enhance and enrich lives, growing the knowledge of our students so they can shape a world that benefits from a greater understanding of the relationship between our land, the food produced from it and the ecosystems within it.

With three academic faculties, one teaching division, several research centres, and a range of corporate service units, Lincoln University draws its students from throughout New Zealand and from over 60 countries.

Lincoln University has a student roll of around 3,000 and approximately 600 staff.

  • The Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences is the largest academic faculty within Lincoln University and is made up of four research-driven Departments : Soil and Physical Sciences;
  • Agricultural Sciences; Wine, Food and Molecular Biosciences; and Pest Management and Conservation.

    Te āhua o Te Tūrunga - the nature of the position

    We are inviting applications for an academic appointment as a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Soil and Environmental Physics within the Department of Soil and Physical Sciences.

    The Department has a global reputation for research excellence. Our teaching is innovative and led by our cutting-edge research.

    Our graduates make an impact in the land-based sector by contributing to the sustainable management of soils and the wider environment.

    Departmental research activities span a wide range from pedology and soil resource characterisation to soil chemistry, biology, physics and fertility, biogeochemistry, earth sciences, water science and climate change.

    The Department is responsible for the delivery of Soil Science courses from diploma to postgraduate level as well as the delivery of first-year courses in chemistry, physics, and earth science.

    Ngā tino Pūkenga / Whēako - Essential skills / experiences for the role

    The qualifications and skills we are seeking for this role are :

    A PhD in Soil Science, Environmental Science or another closely related discipline

    An innovative research agenda, including research publications in peer-reviewed journals that relate to soil physics, including (but not exclusively) : vadose zone, soil moisture, soil structure, surface processes (e.

    g., erosion, fluid flow, sediment deposition), critical zone processes (water and gas transport), remote and proximal sensing

    A proven track record in attracting external research funding and working with a variety of stakeholders

    An ability to inspire, be creative and show innovation in your teaching

    The capability, energy and enthusiasm to teach undergraduate soil physics, environmental physics; plus the ability to teach, supervise and mentor soil science and soil physics at postgraduate level

    Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work with students and staff from a diverse range of backgrounds.

    Excellent science communication skills

    Applicants with research interests in the areas of soil physical systems, irrigation and water use, and familiarity with New Zealand farming systems will be viewed favourably.

    This is a full time, permanent position.

    Te Tono - How to apply

    Please apply online with your CV and cover letter.

    For more information, please refer to the position description on the Lincoln University careers page or contact Ngaire Fiveash, Senior HR Administrator, on 03 423 0595.

    Applications close at 9am, Thursday 26 May 2022.

    Please note : previous applicants need not apply.

    COVID-19 Vaccination requirement : From the 14 February 2022, Lincoln University requires all employees to hold a valid My Vaccine Pass.

    In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government have imposed travel restrictions on entering New Zealand. To see how this might affect your application and for more information and updates on the border restrictions visit the Immigration New Zealand website (link removed) or the New Zealand Government's official Covid-19 website (link removed).

    Lincoln University is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity in Education and Employment and seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.

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