Director of AHRI at Western Australia University, Position Available

Faculty of Science, University of Western Australia, School of Agriculture and Environment (SAgE) Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI). Apply by September 4, 2017.

The Faculty of Science is internationally renowned for its excellence in teaching and research. The University of Western Australia is rated above world standard in 38 fields of research, and 79% of these are a science field. The diverse nature of our faculty and the importance of agriculture to Australia gives unique opportunities for research and student training. As a Faculty, we focus on meaningful change for the world and humanity in six key areas, one of which is agricultural science under the theme ‘Feeding the world’ .

About the School and Centre
The UWA School of Agriculture and Environment (SAgE) is a research-intensive school that spans the broad disciplines of Agricultural Science, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Environmental Science and Geography and Planning.

Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI) is a research leader in herbicide resistance, crop and weed scie nce. With major funding from the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), Australian Research Council (ARC) and industry, AHRI is focused on sustainable cropping and weed control.

The Opportunity

AHRI, SAgE is seeking an established academic leader with energy, vision and commitment to excellence in applied research, graduate student training (PhD and MSc) and coursework t eaching.
This role is to lead research in crop/weed science and weed control technologies and contribute to teaching and extension programs. AHRI is a GRDC funded national initiative that addresses herbicide resistance, weed control and crop agronomy  . The appointee will work collaboratively within UWA and build links with external partners, grains industry and grower groups.

About you

We are interested in individuals who:

• Have relevant PhD qualifications (or equivalent), with the skills and willingness to focus on research aimed to develop innovative weed control technologies and practices applicable in the Australian grains industry
• Have a strong track record for research leadership, including grant success, publications and postgraduate student supervision
• Have enthusiasm for  the grains industry, university teaching and scientific communication

Benefits and Conditions of Employment

• Tenurable position
• Employer contribution to superannuation is 17% of salary
• Recreation leave of 20 working days per annum
• Long Service  Leave after 10 years
• Eligibility for sabbatical leave
• Relocation assistance including airfares, relocation allowance and short-term accommodation (if applicable)

Closing date: Monday 4 September 2017

This position is open to international applicants.

Application Details

Full details of the position’s responsibilities and selection criteria are outlined in the Information for Candidates brochure. Applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria and include details specified on page 13 of the Information for Candidates brochure for specific information that must be included in the application.
Information for Candidates Brochure: Professor and Director of AHRI – Information for Candidates.pdf


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