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Lecturer in Horticulture

Elmwood Campus, Cupar, Fife
£26,449 - £39,188 per annum
Closing date
15 Sep 2021
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SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe.  Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work at local, national and international levels, leading innovation and sustainable development in agriculture and rural sectors.

 Key responsibilities of the role will involve:

  • Teaching and supporting FE and HE students
  • Maintaining a portfolio of teaching activity of high quality, reputation, and impact.
  • Continually developing approaches to teaching and learning which are innovative in the subject area and reflect best practice.
  • Participating actively in the development of subject based pedagogy and teaching, learning and assessment strategies.
  • Involvement in continuing professional development in relation to teaching and, where appropriate, related professional practices.
  • Contributing to the development of curriculum to embrace industry need
  • Contributing to the development, application and maintenance of academic standards in a defined area of work to advance student academic development

We are looking for a horticulture lecturer who is able to integrate with colleagues across our existing teaching and research strengths. Candidates should have strengths in practical skills (interests may include, but not limited to, sustainable horticulture, urban horticulture, production horticulture and management) to use and develop Elmwood campus across education, research and KE activities. Ideally, the successful applicant will be experienced in FE and/or HE delivery, combined with a drive to impact positively on today’s horticulture industry.

The successful candidate will be required to teach on and further develop the FE and HE horticulture portfolio. Within this programme across SRUC, there is an emphasis on preparing students for careers and fostering the essential skills needed by industry.

The successful applicant will also ideally have a track record of research and/or industry experience in a related field. SRUC is seeking a closer alignment of its research and education activities and it is hoped that the successful applicant will contribute to world class research carried out within SRUC. You will grasp the opportunity to foster cross-disciplinary collaborations and ambitions that will build on current strengths within the department, and across the institution.

This is a permanent full-time post.

Further details on the requirements of this role can be found in the Job Description document which you must read before applying for this role. This is downloadable when you click the APPLY link.

Closing date: 15 September 2021

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