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Lecturer in Agricultural Science, 1FTE,Permanent,Contract type A, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Applications are invited for an appointment as Lecturer Contract (Type A) in Agricultural Science at University of Galway.

The new School of Biological and Chemical Sciences in the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Galway invites applications for lecturer contract type A, commencing January 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter. Applications are welcome from candidates with strong expertise in teaching Agricultural Science, and research activities that would complement the major thematic research areas of the school (in particular “Sustainable World”). The post-holder will be expected to collaborate closely with Teagasc (Ireland's Food & Agricultural Development Authority) to co-deliver modules on the new multidisciplinary Agricultural Science BSc programme. This exciting new BSc programme aims to equip the next generation of agribusiness professionals with the skills necessary to deliver food security alongside a sustainable, climate-neutral bioeconomy. There is a strong emphasis on combining technical skills in livestock, crop and farm management with a broader perspective on food system and landscape transformations necessary to deliver a genuinely sustainable and resilient economy. University of Galway is #2-ranked Irish university in global QS rankings for Agriculture & Forestry, and #1-ranked Irish University in the Times Higher Education Impact rankings for sustainability (#34 in the world, out 1,591 institutions). The successful candidate will employ state-of-the-art teaching methods, including problem-based-learning, to: (i) develop students' technical skills in crop, animal, grassland and soil management; (ii) imbue critical systems thinking necessary to tackle sustainability challenges and enhance long-term farm viability. Excellent knowledge of livestock and cropping systems prevalent in Ireland is crucial, along with a deep understanding of sustainability and resilience challenges facing global food systems.

Located in the West of Ireland, Galway is a highly stimulating environment and ranks highly for quality of life. Furthermore, Ireland is host to a large and vibrant agri-food sector. Graduate recruitment to industry is strong and collaborative industry-academia research is encouraged. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse staff who will enhance our position in our three missions of teaching, research, and community engagement.

For informal enquiries, please contact David Styles, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, [email protected] and +353 (0)91 49 2683.

Additional information on the School is available at: https: // www.

Salary: €59,801 to € 95,401 p.a (applicable to new entrants effective from January, 2011) (This appointment will be made on the Lecturer scale in line with current Government pay policy) Closing date for receipt of applications is 17:00 (Irish Time) on 23rd November 2023. It will not be possible to consider applications received after the closing date. Please include a one page-teaching plan that clearly outlines how your teaching activities will align with colleagues in the Plant and AgriBiosciences in the School of Biological & Chemical Sciences.

Garda vetting may apply.

Appointments will be conditional on work authorisation validation. Further details are available at www.

For more information and Application Form please see website: Jobs - University of Galway Applications should be submitted online.

Please see further information on how to apply here: E-Recruit - University of Galway and Guidelines for On-line Applications (

Please note that appointment to posts advertised will be dependent upon University approval, together with the terms of the Employment Control Framework for the higher education sector.

University of Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

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