Postdoctoral Fellow in Farm Management

Academic Lincoln, Canterbury


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. To grow 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 (including the new 27,000 sqm joint facility, in partnership with AgResearch), and a range of corporate service units, the 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 Agribusiness and Commerce are looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow to join their Farm Management group for a two year fixed term contract. 
The group is the focal point for teaching, supervision and research in Agricultural Systems Management, Horticultural Systems Management and Engineering disciplines.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will contribute to research in a number of areas, with emphasis on the economic, environmental, social and technological 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.

To be considered for this role, you will have:

  • A PhD in a relevant field, or other relevant qualifications commensurate with the role
  • A developing record of research and publications or creative work
  • Demonstrated evidence of good oral and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with students and staff from a diverse range of backgrounds
  • The ability to contribute to teaching within a multi-and inter-disciplinary setting, and to stimulate, encourage and facilitate learning at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
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 Patrice Wilkin, Recruitment Business Partner,  on 03 423 0312.

Applications close on Tuesday 11/12/18 at 9am.