Professor of Life Cycle Assessment

Massey University – Institute of Food, Nutrition & Human Health, College of Sciences

We seek a world class LCA Methodology Specialist for a tenured Chair to launch and direct an exciting new funded National Research Centre focused on footprinting New Zealands landbased industries.

Location is Palmerston North; Term of Contract is Permanent; Salary Information; Closing Date is June 14, 2009

Massey Universitys extended campus is the hub of agrifood research in New Zealand and one of the strongest concentrations of scientists in this field in the world.

We seek to appoint a world-class researcher to a funded Chair in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). The successful candidate will have a proven record of LCA and related methodologies development and a clear vision of the role of LCA in the sustainable development of agricultural industries including forestry. This vision may include how LCA can be integrated with methods such as exergy analysis, input-output analysis, footprinting and material flows analysis. You will already have a strong reputation in the international agribusiness LCA community and a proven record of collaborations with land-based industries and international organisations or colleagues.

The permanent appointment will be at professorial level and is established by Government funding. The Chair will launch and direct a new, collaborative National Research Centre in LCA for land-based industries, with membership including relevant Crown Research Institutes and other universities. The Foundation Professor of Lifecycle Assessment will lead the development of new post-graduate programmes in LCA methodologies and applications.

New Zealand is highly dependent on its land based industries and pristine environment. For over 80 years, Massey University lecturers, researchers and graduates have shaped and continue to define forward looking agrifood and forestry businesses. This Chair will be a critical part of defining our sustainable future.

Enquiries of an academic nature should be addressed to Professor Richard Archer, tel +64 6 350 5104 (e-mail R.H.Archer@massey.ac.nz), or Professor Mike Hedley, tel +64 6 356 9099, extn 7419 (e-mail M.Hedley@massey.ac.nz).

More information can be found at http://jobs.massey.ac.nz/positiondetail.asp?p=5943.