Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Earth Sciences - School of Environment

Auckland (Locality) (NZ)
Competitive salary
Dec 17, 2018
Feb 17, 2019
Julie Rowland
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Education Level
Job Type
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
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The School of Environment

The School of Environment at the University of Auckland (UOA), New Zealand, invites outstanding applicants for a full-time academic position in Earth Sciences. We seek a collaborative and collegial geoscientist who complements our existing research strengths and has a strong commitment to high-quality and innovative teaching. Demonstrated ability to teach and research in tectonic geomorphology and/or structural geology will be an advantage but is not essential. The ideal candidate will be expected to contribute to field-based teaching in the Earth Sciences programme.

The position is at the level of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer. A PhD is required and post-doctoral experience will be an advantage. A record of research publication is expected and the successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded and internationally-recognised research programme. The successful candidate will undertake postgraduate student supervision, teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate courses; and contribute to School and wider university activities as required.

The School of Environment is a diverse unit of more than fifty academics who deliver programmes in Earth Sciences, Geography, Geographic Information Science, Environmental Science, and Environmental Management. Within Earth Sciences, staff research interests span active tectonics and landscape evolution, coastal and river processes, paleoenvironmental reconstruction, climate science, geohazards, marine geoscience, ore-forming hydrothermal systems, geophysics and volcanic systems. We seek candidates who will interact with research groups both within and outside the School, and thereby strengthen research linkages with other parts of the university.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We welcome colleagues with experiences and competencies that can contribute to our principles of inclusion, equity, and diversity.

The School of Environment recognises a special relationship with Māori under the Treaty of Waitangi. The successful candidate will be expected to have or develop an understanding of individual and collective responsibilities under the Treaty of Waitangi and be willing to implement strategies in teaching and research to ensure such responsibilities are met.


The University of Auckland (42,000 students) is New Zealand's leading university and maintains significant computational, laboratory and analytic facilities. Auckland itself is frequently rated as one of the world's most livable cities.

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • flexible employment practices
  • career development programmes
  • a competitive salary with five weeks' annual leave
  • company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

How to apply

Application packages should include the following:

A cover letter that outlines:

  • why you are interested in this position
  • a summary of research interests and accomplishments
  • the outline of a potential five-year research programme at UoA
  • a statement of teaching experience and philosophy
  • a statement describing your experience working with diversity and your contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion.
  • a detailed curriculum vitae
  • three recent publications
  • the names and contact details of three referees.

Please include combined all requested documents as one document.

Inquiries may be made to Associate Professor Julie Rowland (j.rowland@auckland.ac.nz)

Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email.

Applications close Sunday, 17 February 2019 (11.59pm NZT) to be considered.

For further information and to apply online please visit www.auckland.ac.nz/opportunities

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. For further information on services for Maori, Pacific, women, LGBTI, equity groups, parenting support and flexible work go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

Direct enquiries only please - no agencies.