Lecturer in Geology 1.0 FTE

The School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Geology.

We seek a colleague with expertise in structural geology and tectonics (broadly defined) who complements our existing strengths within the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences. We particularly seek applicants with research and teaching experience in areas such as structural geology, rock mechanics, fault mechanics, geodynamics, active tectonics and geodesy. Preference will be given to those whose expertise includes one or more of field, laboratory, remote sensing and numerical methods, or whose expertise crosses conventional disciplinary boundaries.

The Earth Sciences expertise in our School includes geophysics, geochemistry, petrology, geomorphology and volcanology. The national research assessment of New Zealand universities has ranked Victoria University of Wellington first for overall research quality and first in Earth Sciences since 2012.

We are part of a broader school that spans Geography (Human and Physical), Development Studies, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, Meteorology, GIS, and Climate Change Science and Policy. The School values the incorporation of Matauranga Maori in teaching and research programmes, and is active in the interface between science research and social science applications.

Applicants will have a PhD in geology or a closely related discipline. Applicants will provide evidence of an emerging, high-quality research trajectory, demonstrated through publication in relevant internationally refereed journals. Evidence of external funding success is also viewed as an asset at this level of appointment.

The appointee will be an engaging teacher. Enthusiasm for and experience in field-based teaching will be highly valued. Evidence of teaching and supervision quality will be an advantage.

Please send your application directly to: Monika Hanson (School Manager) (monika.hanson@vuw.ac.nz)

Applications close: 3 November 2019

posted: 18 October 2019     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.