Department of Marine Science

Lecturer in Marine Science

Applications are invited from appropriately qualified and enthusiastic candidates for a confirmation path, full-time position of Lecturer in the Department of Marine Science Te Tari Putaiao Taimoana at the University of Otago, New Zealand.

The University of Otago is one of New Zealand's largest and most research-intensive universities, currently enjoying a high position in the QS World University ranking in the top 1%. It is a leader across all fields of academic endeavour regularly topping the New Zealand Tertiary Education Commission's education performance indicators.

The University of Otago fosters collaboration, and our marine researchers are active across 14 different departments. The Southern Ocean sits on our doorstep, and we expect the successful candidates to take advantage of our unique geographical setting. Our facilities include the Portobello Marine Laboratory on the Otago Peninsula, field stations in Fiordland and Stewart Island, and a range of research vessels enabling both local and offshore work. Information about the Department can be obtained from the website

The role

The successful applicant will participate fully in the Department's research and teaching activities. They will contribute to teaching and student research supervision in numerical ocean modelling and/or quantitative physical oceanography. Candidates will be expected to develop an independent and productive research programme.

Skills and experience

  • PhD degree in physical oceanography, mathematics or a related discipline.
  • Active research portfolio as evidenced by high quality publications.
  • Outstanding capability in teaching and communicating marine science.
  • Experience in the application of computational models to a range of problems in marine environments.
  • Collaborative and collegial in their work.

The ideal candidate will be motivated to engage in interdisciplinary research. We are particularly interested in applications from individuals whose research focuses on regional scale modeling of coastal and shelf environments, and integrates numerical modelling with ocean remote sensing or other ocean observing systems.

Further details

This is a permanent, full-time position.

How to apply

Candidates are required to provide:

  • A CV (no more than six pages)
  • A cover letter addressing these criteria:
    • Active research programme with potential
    • Excellent teacher and communicator
    • Collaborative and cooperative approach
  • Three referee contact details

Applications quoting reference number 1701224 will close on Thursday, 24 August 2017.

Application information

To see a full job description and to apply online go to:

Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.
E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi.

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