Professorship in Northern Australia Agriculture with CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY

  • Full time, continuous appointments – 4 positions available
  • Academic D/E research-focused salary $145,238 to $174,813 per year
  • Plus 17% retirement pension and 6 weeks annual leave
  • Casuarina Campus, Northern Territory, Australia

An exciting opportunity for research leaders to advance and support development of the agricultural sector in northern Australia.

About positions

Charles Darwin University (CDU), together with the Northern Territory Government and industry partners, is establishing a new Research Institute for Northern Agriculture (RINA) to develop research capacity in the areas of Northern Territory (NT) primary production. systems, pastoral industries, biosecurity and commercial aquaculture, RINA aims to advance and support the development of the agricultural sector in northern Australia.

RINA will create and develop a critical mass of research excellence at CDU to meet the research, technical and innovation needs of North Australia’s agricultural sector, supporting the growth and economic development of the industry.

We are recruiting qualified research leaders for the following positions:

To learn more about each position, please click on the links above for a full job description or click on here for a copy of the RINA brochure.

About you

To succeed, you will have:

  • Doctoral-level degree(s) in a relevant (or related) discipline, including original, innovative, and notable contributions to research, scholarship, and teaching, as evidenced by sustained and distinguished performance;
  • Proven track record of working/partnering with the agricultural sector, delivering practical research-based industry solutions;
  • Demonstrable success in attracting competitive research funds and other revenue, outstanding research collaborations and partnerships, and high quality research outputs;
  • Demonstrable achievements in research planning and program implementation;
  • Experience in successfully managing complex multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional contexts; and
  • Demonstrated leadership and experience in the development and coordination of academic programs


Appointment to these roles will be at the D/E research-oriented academic level. The base salary will be in the range of $145,238 to $174,813 per year. Total compensation will be between $169,928 and $204,531 per year, including 17% superannuation.

What’s in it for you?

  • An employer who appreciates your contribution to building a bigger, better and stronger university
  • An exciting opportunity to advance and support the development of the agricultural sector in Northern Australia
  • Work with a university committed to improving people’s lives through training, education and research
  • An enviable lifestyle in the unique and spectacular Northern Territory
  • Opportunities for professional development, paid education and career progression
  • 17% retirement pension
  • 6 weeks paid annual leave
  • 20 weeks of paid parental leave, in addition to government payments (eligibility criteria apply)
  • Recognition of prior service with another Australian University/NT Government for long-term leave
  • Free parking on campus
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Salary Conditioning Opportunities
  • Full relocation assistance and support available for national and international applicants
  • Visa sponsorship available

How to register

All applications must be received online via the “Apply” button and must include your CV and a cover letter clearly indicating the position you are interested in and describing your aptitude, relevant skills and experience for the position.

For a confidential discussion, please contact Professor Steve Rogerson on +618 8946 6890 or email [email protected]

Diversity and Inclusion

At CDU, we actively celebrate our diversity. We innovate, embrace new ideas and act with courage and kindness. We think about what we can give to the world rather than what we take, and we believe in the transformative power of education. We work hard to ensure that every member of our university community really feels like they belong. Understanding that focusing on our people and leveraging our differences is what will make CDU Australia’s most connected university, we strive to ensure that our culture and community is inclusive of all our staff, our students and visitors. We are committed to maintaining a culture where everyone feels respected, safe, encouraged to speak up, and supported in achieving their professional goals. Applications from First Nations, women at all levels, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurotypical and neurodiverse people, LGBTIQ+ people, people with family and care responsibilities, and people of all the stages of their career are welcome.

You do CDU. And we want you to be exactly who you are.

Applications closed: Wednesday, August 17, 2022


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