OPEN POSITION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
LECTURER/SENIOR LECTURER IN SENSORY SCIENCE
The Melbourne School of Land and Environment (MSLE) aims to lead and build passion and excellence to solve society’s major challenges relating to sustainable land, food and the environment.
The field of sensory science has grown exponentially over the last decade and plays an important role in the food industry’s understanding of food preferences both domestically and internationally. Federal and State Governments are committed to supporting increased research and training activities in food and nutrition, through partnerships with industry and government, as well as strategic university investment. MSLE’s Department of Agriculture and Food Systems (DAFS) is committed to developing research capability in the area of sensory science through the appointment of a dynamic Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Sensory Science.
The Victorian-based food industry is keen to work with the University, providing exciting opportunities for collaborative research. You will be expected to foster links with the food industry and to lead a sensory science research program, linking in with other related activities in DAFS and the wider University, across Australia and internationally. There are excellent opportunities for collaboration with the faculties of Science and Medicine, Dentistry and Health Science.
There is growing interest in sensory science among students at the University of Melbourne, both at undergraduate and postgraduate degree levels. You will make innovative and valuable contributions to teaching; supervise honours, postgraduate coursework and research higher degree students; and enjoy the opportunity to contribute to an exciting industry and interact with a student audience numbering into the thousands annually.
You will also promote the intellectual and collegial environment and contribute to administrative and strategic activities at the Department, School and, possibly, University levels.
The position is open to academics of outstanding promise and vision in applying the new and emerging technologies in sensory science. You will be appointed as either a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, dependent on your qualifications, experience and level of academic achievement.