Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Geography (GIS)

Palmerston North (Territorial authority), Manawatu-Wanganui (NZ)
17 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
04 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

School of People, Environment and Planning

Palmerston North

Massey University is New Zealand's defining university. Human Geography is a key social science programme within the School of People, Environment and Planning which has a presence on the Manawatu and Albany campuses. It is also part of a Geography programme that straddles two Colleges, with Physical Geography homed in the College of Sciences.

Applications are invited for an enthusiastic future focused academic to join us in strengthening our capabilities and refreshing our geospatial information capability in the social sciences to become a leader in the field. This exciting 3 year, fixed term opportunity will see the redesign of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and teaching into the School of People Environment and Planning with an eye to the next ten years and beyond.

To be successful in appointment to you will possess a relevant doctorate and will have demonstrated research and teaching expertise in Geography or an associated discipline with expertise in the theoretical and applied aspects of Geographic Information Systems and Geospatial Technologies, as they are used in the social sciences. You will be required to develop and maintain innovative geospatial information undergraduate and postgraduate education courses, teach some of these courses and contribute to other courses as appropriate, and supervise postgraduate research students.

This is an opportunity to create a future that makes a difference to students and New Zealand while providing stimulus and career development - You will be the primary staff member responsible for geospatial information and GIS teaching and research in the School, and will be supported by an existing senior tutor.

While this is a small base within the School itself, you will have opportunities to develop a collaborative network with staff teaching and researching in aligned fields, in other departments across the Massey campuses, other New Zealand Universities and in Crown Research Institutes. Massey offers the freedom and opportunity to create a centre of excellence and to leverage the success that such collaborations generate.

Teaching will primarily be conducted on the Manawatu campus, and there is an expectation that the successful candidate will contribute to distance teaching.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to help create the geospatial information future for the new New Zealand through

  • Research-led teaching
  • Establishing and fostering the development of a geospatial information research programme in the social sciences.

Enquiries of an academic nature can be directed to the Geography Programme Coordinator, Dr Russell Prince or Dr Jeff McNeill in the Resource and Environmental Planning Programme, School of People, Environment and Planning, Massey University, Private Bag 11-222,
 Palmerston North, New Zealand. Other enquiries may be made to the Head of the School of People, Environment and Planning, Associate Professor Glenn Banks.

Information regarding the Geography Programme can be accessed at: http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/learning/departments/school-people-environment-planning/study/subjects/geography.cfm.

Closing date: 4 November 2016

Reference number: A5452-16AB

For further information and to apply online, visit: http://massey-careers.massey.ac.nz/.