Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer in International Rural Development (Agribusiness)

Academic Lincoln, Canterbury


Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer in International Rural Development (Agribusiness)
Permanent, full time

Lincoln University invites applications for a permanent position focussing on International Rural Development. Candidates will have a strong record of research, teaching and supervising of postgraduate students studying agribusiness value chains in the context of developing or transition economies. They should also be comfortable working in multi- and inter-disciplinary teams. Supervision experience should include overseeing the work of students whose first language is not English. A track record of research and consultancy work conducted within developing countries will be a major advantage.

Lincoln University

Lincoln University is New Zealand’s specialist land-based university, with a mission to tackle global challenges: Feed the World, Protect the Future, and Live Well.  The University is committed to teaching and research excellence, and prides itself on its unique student experience and research culture that empowers its students, staff and graduates to make a real difference.  The University draws its students from throughout New Zealand and from over 60 countries and has a student roll of around 3,000 and approximately 600 staff.


The Department of Agribusiness and Markets prepares students for careers along the value chain with a focus on delivering land-based products and services to customers in both developed and developing countries. At undergraduate level, staff in the Department teach courses covering all aspects of marketing, and courses that specialise in food and agribusiness value chains. Business leaders feature strongly in the delivery of these courses. At the postgraduate level, staff in the Department supervise research students in PhD and Master’s Degree programmes, and service coursework Master’s Degrees in Agribusiness, International Rural Development and Global Management and Marketing. The successful candidate will help build the reputation of the programme’s agribusiness focus, produce high quality research outputs, and lead or contribute to consultancy and research contracts funded by development agencies.

Required Skills and Experience

The successful applicant for the position must possess the following attributes:

  • A substantial record of research publications in the area of agribusiness value chains, with evidence of applications to developing or transition economies.
  • A substantial record of postgraduate teaching and supervision in the area of agribusiness value chains, particularly in the context of developing or transition economies.
  • A strong interest in the role of agribusiness in international rural development and experience supervising Masters and PhD students whose first language is not English.
  • Experience in securing and delivering contract research as part of a team.
  • Membership of/eligibility for membership of relevant professional bodies such as the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) and the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE).
  • Experience working in multi- and inter-disciplinary teams.
  • Experience working with indigenous communities would be an advantage.

Position Description

Application Process

Lincoln University has established a national and international reputation, both for the quality of its applied teaching and the contribution of its research, come and be part of shaping its future.

All applications must be made online and include a CV and cover letter which should address requirements as outlined in the position description.

For further information please contact Arneka de Vries, Human Resources on 03 421 5437.

International applicants: for further information about working in New Zealand please visit 

Applications should be received before 9am Monday 09 October 2017.

Lincoln University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in education and employment and seeks to meet its obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi).