Lecturer in Spatial Sciences

Hobart, Australia
06 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The Discipline of Geography and Spatial Sciences (GSS) at University of Tasmania are seeking a Lecturer in Spatial Sciences to join our team. The new appointment will be supported to engage in building future strength in one or more of the following sub-discipline areas: terrestrial or airborne laser scanning, photogrammetry, cadastral systems and/or Building Information Modelling (BIM).

The Surveying and Spatial Sciences group is the top-ranked research group in Australia. We teach undergraduate and postgraduate surveying and spatial sciences degrees, and supervise research higher degree students, and engage with the public, industry and government. GSS resides within the School of Technology, Environments and Design, offering exciting collaborative opportunities with colleagues in ICT and Architecture and Design.

The position provides an opportunity for the appointee to build expertise in a team environment, contributing significantly to local, national and international developments in urban modelling and cadastral reform.

In the role you will:

  • Make an effective and sustained contribution to the University in achieving its strategic objectives and fulfilling its operational responsibilities.
  • Undertake high-quality research of national and increasingly of international standing, secure external competitive and other funding, publish research findings and contribute to the successful supervision of research higher degree students.
  • Undertake scholarly undergraduate and postgraduate coursework teaching of a high quality.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of productive and effective links inside the University and locally and nationally with the discipline, relevant interdisciplinary domains, profession, industry and/or wider community.

You will be employed on an ongoing full-time basis.


To be considered, you will have:

  • A PhD or equivalent in Spatial Sciences, Surveying or a closely-related field.
  • A good record of, and continuing commitment to, research that has achieved national or international recognition and made worthwhile contributions, demonstrated by a record of quality publications, in disciplinary areas that include one or more of photogrammetry, terrestrial or airborne laser scanning, 3D object modelling, building information systems or cadastral systems.
  • Demonstrated capacity to deliver university-level teaching and learning in disciplinary areas that include one or more of photogrammetry, terrestrial or airborne laser scanning, data modelling, building information systems, surveying and/or cadastral systems.
  • A demonstrated capacity to build and maintain effective and productive relationships with the discipline, profession, industry and wider community.
  • Demonstrated track record of effectively working as part of a team.

Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level B and will have a total remuneration package of up to $130,572 comprising base salary within the range of $93,711 to $111,600 plus 17% superannuation.

For further information about this position please contact Matt King, Head of Discipline, Geography and Spatial Sciences, Matt.King@utas.edu.au  / 03 6226 1974, or sub-discipline coordinator Christopher Watson, Christopher.Watson@utas.edu.au / 03 6226 2489.

**Please note, your application must as a minimum include your resume, a cover letter and your responses to the position/selection criteria in one document. You are encouraged to include an overarching statement that articulates your vision for your teaching and research within the position.

Applications close Monday, 11 February 2019, 11:55 pm.