The Faculty of Science - School of Environment

Lecturer in Geographic Information Science

The School of Environment at the University of Auckland invites applications for a three year, fixed-term position of Lecturer in Geographic Information Science. We seek a dynamic researcher and educator with strengths in geocomputation, spatial data science, and/or spatial big data analytics whose scholarship and teaching apply advanced computational approaches to issues in both natural and social environments. The successful candidate will join the Geography discipline group in the School of Environment, and as such should complement the School's existing strengths in physical and human geography.

Geography at the University of Auckland is ranked in the top 50 in the QS World University Rankings, and is comprised of a productive group of human and physical geographers with research and teaching interests in economic, health, and social and cultural geographies, as well as geomorphology, coastal science, river science, and environmental change. The School of Environment seeks to appoint a Lecturer to further develop the School's burgeoning GIScience programme. Applicants will possess a PhD in Geography or related discipline and a record of research and scholarship as demonstrated through publications in top-ranked journals and success in attracting research funding. The successful candidate will take an active role in research-led teaching in GIScience, and build a cohort of postgraduate research students. The candidate will also be expected to develop a strong research programme in GIScience, establish new research collaborations within the university (such as the Centre for eresearch) and with external agencies, and attract external research income.

The School of Environment includes academics from a wide range of backgrounds including earth science, ecology, physical and human geography, geology, environmental science and environmental management. Staff in the School are prominent in a range of national and international research programmes involving collaborators in universities, government research institutes and industry.


Applications close on Sunday, 18 February 2018. All applications must be made online.

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Candidates are asked to submit their CV; a cover letter of no more than three pages outlining their programme of scholarship and plans for research going forward, teaching specialisations, and statement of teaching philosophy; up to three reprints; and, the names and contact information of up three academic references.

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