Senior Lecturer/ Professor/ Associate Professor

Auckland (Region) (NZ)
28 Sep 2016
End of advertisement period
21 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time


School of Science
Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences
City Campus

The School of Science is strengthening its research and teaching capabilities in ecology and is seeking applicants for a Professor or Associate Professor in terrestrial ecology/biogeography.  A comprehensive knowledge of New Zealand plants and animals and the global context in which they have evolved will be essential for this position. Key missions for the School of Science at AUT are promoting environmental sustainability and ensuring a commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi. Therefore, preference will be given to applicants who can also provide context to these aspirations in their teaching.

The primary roles within the School are to carry out internationally-recognised research and to provide the highest quality undergraduate and postgraduate educational experience for students. Research and postgraduate student supervision are essential components of the position. The research will underpin teaching as well as advancing knowledge in ecology/biogeography. 

Auckland University of Technology is ranked in the top five hundred universities in the world, is the second-largest and most rapidly expanding university in New Zealand and the School of Science has grown by more than 60% in five years. This appointment is part of a strategic initiative by the school to strengthen its programmes in the Applied Ecology Discipline. The University has recently introduced two new majors, Applied Conservation and Geospatial Science, which complement the Environmental Sciences and Marine Biology majors.

The successful applicant will have a PhD, excellent research credentials including publications in international journals of high standing, evidence of the highest quality teaching, a willingness to be flexible with respect to teaching assignments and a willingness to carry out assigned administrative duties. Success in obtaining research grants and in establishing collaborations is also desirable. 

Your ability to inspire, be creative and communicate your knowledge will be essential for success in this position.

Ref: 46710

Closing Date: October 21st, 2016.

Questions concerning the position may be directed to Professor Nicola Brasch ( or Professor Allan Blackman (

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