Chair in Plant/Soil Science

Chris Bell agrcjb at
Mon Nov 14 14:55:03 EST 1994



Applications are invited for a new Chair of Agriculture in the field of
Plant and Soil Science jointly funded by La Trobe University and the
Victorian Department of Agriculture.

Leadership within the School is provided by three Chairs, appointed in the
areas of Animal Science (Prof. G.H. McDowell), Plant and Soil Sciences
(vacant) and Agricultural Economics (Prof A.H. Chisholm).

Candidates with a record of research excellence in Plant and/or Soil
Science related to agriculture are invited to apply.  A knowledge of plant
biotechnology and the capacity to foster linkages between biotechnology and
other agricultural research is considered highly desirable.  The major
roles of the Professor will be to provide leadership and to further
excellence in teaching and research in plant and soil science consistent
with the resources and interests of the School of Agriculture and the Plant
Sciences and Biotechnology Unit of the Victorian Department of Agriculture.
The successful applicant will be expected to undertake administrative
responsibility for the Plant and Soil Science area and to accept nomination
for Head of School.

The School of Agriculture has excellent facilities for research and
professional training.  Full details of these facilities, as well as
information about the Plant and Soil Science area, the Plant Sciences and
Biotechnology Unit and undergraduate and postgraduate programs in
Agricultural Science, can be obtained from the Head of School, Prof A.H.
Chisholm (telephone (03) 479 2356, facsimile (03) 479 2669).

It is anticipated that the appointee will take up the position as soon as
possible in 1995.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment, or to make an
appointment by invitation.

Salary:  $A78,991 per annum.

Application details may be obtained from the Secretary to the Selection
Committee (telephone (03) 479 1295, facsimile (03) 471 0369).

Applications close 13 January 1995.

La Trobe University supports Affirmative Action recruitment strategies and
the principles of Equal Opportunity in all appointments and provides a
smoke free work environment.

14 November 1994

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