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Lecturer of Crop Protection

Morobe, Papua New Guinea



Applications are sought from suitably qualified persons to fill the following positions within the Agriculture Department of the University.

Department of Agriculture

The Department offers a 4-year and 2-year programmes that lead to undergraduate degrees and graduate degrees in Agriculture. Department also offers a 2-year program in flexible learning mode that lead to undergraduate degree in Agriculture and Rural Development. The Department regularly graduates several research degree (MPhil and PhD) students. Department hosts a biotechnology centre, a farm, and a well-equipped analytical services laboratory to support the postgraduate and staff research portfolio.

Lecturer of Crop Protection

A Master degree from a recognized university in Crop Protection or a closely related discipline is required for this position. The candidate should have 1-2 years of teaching experience at the university level or Doctoral qualification acceptable to the university. A PhD degree with specialization in the area of biological control of plant diseases will be an added advantage. Candidates should have some experience in postgraduate teaching and postgraduate student supervision. Familiarity with teaching and coordination of distance mode program and use of learning management systems such as Google Classroom or Moodle and developing curricula will be an asset.

Successful candidates are required to have very good communication skills and willing to take leadership roles in his/her area of specialization as well as conduct research and teach at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The candidate must be willing to conduct independent research and also to be able to publish papers in conference proceedings and also in journals.

The candidates must also have the ability to routinely apply for competitive grant funding in their research areas as well as develop links with relevant local industries for collaborative research.

Conditions of Service

Base Salary Range: Lecturer I PGK38,287 - PGK46,794 per annum

Base DMA Range: PGK10,978 - PGK16,757 per annum

Base Salary Range: Lecturer II PGK45,720 - PGK55,882 per annum

Base DMA Range: PGK12,943 - PGK25,424 per annum

(Level of appointment depends upon qualification and experience)

Application Procedure:

Suitable candidates are advised to download and fill up a Job Application Form here: Curriculum Vitae and open letter of interests will not be accepted.

Applications must be received by 30th of September 2017. This advertisement and further information can be found here:

For enquiries on the position or Application Procedure please contact the Recruitment Team on:, +675 473 4257


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