Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science – Victoria University of Wellington

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School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

The School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences at Victoria is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Environmental Science.

The School is a vibrant interdisciplinary centre of scholarship for addressing current challenges related to the Environment, Resources and Society. We have recently successfully piloted a new undergraduate degree major in Environmental Science that we now seek to align with the School’s strategy for growth, principally through this appointment. The appointment will lead the Environmental Science degree major and develop an active and sustained programme of related research. The appointment will be either at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level depending upon the level of proven experience of the successful candidate.

We seek a Scholar with interdisciplinary competencies that straddle the disciplines of the biophysical sciences and geosciences with core disciplinary training in one of the following: Earth Sciences/Geology, Physical Geography, Ecology or Environmental Chemistry. A proven teaching and research record in investigating and evaluating human impacts on the environment is highly desirable as are competencies in environmental statistics and research design for senior undergraduate students. Experience or demonstrable potential for developing collaborative partnerships across and beyond a University environment would also be advantageous.

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant field and be publishing in disciplinary-relevant internationally refereed journals in Environmental Science commensurate with the two levels of the appointment.

For enquiries about the position, please contact Dr John Townend (john.townend@vuw.ac.nz)

For enquiries about the application procedure, please contact: Monika Hanson (monika.hanson@vuw.ac.nz)

Applications close 20 March 2016

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For more information, and to apply online, visit http://www.victoria.ac.nz/about/careers

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