Bay of Plenty Regional Council Chair in Lake and Freshwater Science

Hamilton, NZ
$140,000 - $160,000
25 Jul 2017
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22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

TeWaiora, Joint Institute for Freshwater Management

Faculty of Science and Engineering

The University of Waikato is committed to delivering a world-class education and research portfolio, providing a full and dynamic university experience, distinctive in character, and pursuing strong international links to advance knowledge. We have a student population of over 12,000 and employ over 1500 academic and support staff.

The University and NIWA are establishing a joint institute named TeWaiora, Joint Institute for Freshwater Management. TeWaiora will build on the University's teaching and research mandate in freshwater science and related disciplines and NIWA's Crown expectation to be the lead Crown Research Institute in freshwater science. The institute will provide a substantial lift in the quality of freshwater decision-making and outcomes, help inform strategies aimed at solving complex challenges in managing freshwater related issues and have a strong iwi focus through its association with other institutions.

You will have broad and in-depth knowledge of freshwater science and management and have specific expertise in at least two of the following areas; lake and freshwater ecosystem structure, function and processes; management and resto ration of freshwater ecosystems; biophysical and catchment modelling and integration; water quality and allocation models and impacts; water science/chemistry/catchment and lake nutrient pathways and recycling; and environmental monitoring.

You will be PhD qualified in a relevant field and be highly recognised for your contribution to the academic field at a national and international level through your demonstrated track record of high quality publications, other research contributions and presentations.

Additional essential requirements are the ability to make a contribution to teaching at graduate level and in higher degree supervision and demonstrated successful experience in an academic leadership role. Success in attracting external research funding is an important attribute and it would be advantageous to have industry experience.

Closing date: 31 August 2017 (NZ time)  

Vacancy number: 370262

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