Lecturer in Wine Chemistry

Updated: about 1 year ago
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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 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 700 staff. 

The Department of Wine, Food and Molecular Biosciences is responsible for delivering both the Bachelor and Graduate Diploma in Viticulture and Oenology and also has an active postgraduate programme in these fields. The Department has its own winery, approximately three hectares of vineyard, and is also responsible for the National Grapevine Collection which is co-located at Lincoln University. Department staff are housed in either in RFH, a new building with access to specialised laboratories and a wide range of analytical equipment, or next to the winery and associated laboratory. The Department maintains close connections to the wine industry, New Zealand Winegrowers, The Bragato Research Institute and Plant and Food Research. 

We have a permanent, fulltime position available for a Lecturer in Wine Chemistry. This is an opportunity to advance and enhance the quality of interdisciplinary teaching and research in wine science at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and contribute actively to the University’s research culture and research outputs.  

To be considered for the role, you will have:

  • a PhD in an appropriate discipline
  • an interdisciplinary approach to research and teaching in wine science
  • excellent knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of wine science including understanding of chemistry and/or fermentation science and sensory attributes
  • a successful track record of teaching, research, and consultancy in wine science
  • an understanding of current challenges facing the wine industry at local, national and international levels 
  • excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with other colleagues

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 at 9am on Monday 10/08/2020 NZ time

Lincoln University is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity in Education and Employment and seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.

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