Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Science Communication

Wellington (NZ)
04 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
26 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

The Science in Society invites applications for the position of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Science Communication. The successful candidate will have a PhD in an appropriate humanities or social science discipline, relevant publications in refereed journals and books, teaching experience at undergraduate level, and experience supervising postgraduates. We welcome applicants who are highly effective teachers and communicators, and whose research in the field of science communication and public engagement with science lends itself to interdisciplinary collaboration.

We are a small, dynamic team who critically engage with issues in science communication/public engagement with science/science in society and are at the forefront of the strategic development and delivery of large, online courses (including MOOCs) at Victoria University. Alongside maintaining a strong research programme, the appointed academic will be required to recruit and supervise research students, co-teach a 300-level course in science communication, and teach into/coordinate at least two of the online undergraduate courses offered by the group (currently in energy and society, contemporary issues in science in society, history of science and Antarctic science and culture). There will also be opportunities to create and contribute to new courses, depending on the appointee’s specific areas of interest and expertise.

As well as having proven teaching skills and an excellent research portfolio in the general field of science communication and public engagement with science, we would be particularly interested in candidates with teaching and research interest and experience in: matauranga Maori; issues in science in society in the wider Asia-Pacific region; and/or science and technology studies.

The appointment will be either at Lecturer or Senior Lecturer level depending upon the level of proven experience of the successful candidate. Experience or demonstrable potential for developing collaborative partnerships across and beyond a University environment would also be advantageous.

Applications close Wednesday, 26 October 2016.

Victoria University of Wellington is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.

For more information and to apply online visit http://www.victoria.ac.nz/about/careers/current-vacancies

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