Lecturer - Senior Lecturer - Climate Physics

Location
Auckland (Region) (NZ)
Posted
May 05, 2021
Closes
May 31, 2021
Education Level
PhD
Relocation Cost
Negotiable
Sector Type
Academia

Company description

Ko te whare Pūtaiao - The Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland is the leading science faculty in New Zealand and one of the largest in Australasia and undertakes world-class research across the physical, biological and computational sciences.

At Te Kura Mātai Ahupūngao - Department of Physics undertakes research that seeks to discover planets around distant stars, understand the Earth's changing climate, probe the interior of volcanoes, determine how bacterial colonies grow and thrive and explore the connections between discoveries in particle physics and the Big Bang.

Job description

Te Whiwhinga mahi - The opportunity

We are currently looking for an early career academic staff member, Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, to take up the Glavish-Buckley Lectureship/Senior Lectureship in Climate Physics.

This role will be suited to an outstanding scientist who will play a significant role in climate and atmospheric physics, to strengthen national and international collaborations in the field, and contribute to the educational and research mission of the University.

You will play a leading role in delivering a strong teaching programme in atmospheric and climate science within the Department of Physics, and to building and maintaining a productive, supportive and equitable working and learning environment within the Department, Faculty and University.

The successful applicant will contribute to and help shape the emerging Auckland Climate Research Centre.

For more information, please view the POSITION DESCRIPTION

Mō tō mātou rōpū - About the team

The Department of Physics is home to New Zealand's leading and largest programme in physics, with concentrations in geophysics and climate physics; fundamental physics and astrophysics; complex systems and condensed matter; atomic, molecular and optical physics; and the physics of measurement and materials.

Members of the Department work closely with scientists in related disciplines at the University and at other New Zealand institutions. The Department has recently undertaken a complete overhaul of its teaching programme, ensuring that it has a well-designed curriculum that is delivered with best-in-class pedagogy. The Department has a strong commitment to building a positive and supportive working and learning environment for researchers, students and staff.

New Zealand maintains a significant portfolio of environmental research infrastructure including sea-going research vessels and infrastructure linked to the Antarctic research programme. The recently established Te Pūnaha Ātea - Auckland Space Institute supports Earth observation and novel space-based instrumentation. Significant national high-performance computing resources are available to University of Auckland researchers, along with access to sites and facilities for field research.

Qualifications

He kōrero mōu - About you

The ideal candidate will have a relevant PhD and a strong track record as a researcher in climate science and climate physics.

Nga Pūkenga Motuhake - Important skills:

  • Evidence of attracting, supporting and supervising post-graduate and PhD research
  • Demonstrable success in attracting external funding
  • A demonstrable commitment to teaching and engagement with pedagogical innovation in climate and the broader physics curriculum
  • Demonstrable evidence of academic leadership and building and maintaining an equitable and supportive working and learning environment.

Additional information

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou - What we offer

We offer an opportunity within New Zealand's leading University that will have a positive impact on the lives of students.

We also offer:

  • Five weeks' annual leave per annum
  • Up to 6.75% employer superannuation contribution
  • Discounted parking and various leisure and recreation services
  • A diverse and inclusive working environment

For more information please visit staff benefits.

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Monday, 31 May 2021to be considered.

Please provide a CV, a three-page research statement, a one-page teaching philosophy statement and a one-page statement on work undertaken for equity and inclusion academia.

In accordance with our commitment to equitable recruitment, the University welcomes applications from all suitably qualified and experienced candidates. In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government has imposed a travel ban and are currently only allowing New Zealand Residents, Citizens /Australian Citizens, Permanent residents and visa holders meeting a strict exception policy to enter the country, all of whom must currently enter Government approved quarantine for two weeks on arrival.

It is uncertain when these border restrictions will change, and this may impact the degree to which an off-shore candidate can engage in the interview process; or be available to commence in a new position. For more information and updates on the border restrictions visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government's official Covid-19 website.

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 Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz