Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Science and Natural History Filmmaking

Dunedin, New Zealand
01 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
19 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time


The Centre for Science Communication is one of the world’s largest postgraduate facilities for the teaching, research, and practice of communicating science to the general public. It is an integral part of the University of Otago - New Zealand’s oldest University with a strong teaching and research tradition and well-established national and international linkages.

The Role

Applications are invited for a full-time, confirmation path (tenure track) Lecturer or Senior Lecturer position in Science Communication. You will be responsible for teaching some undergraduate papers, as well as Science and Natural History Filmmaking at postgraduate level – the world’s premier course taught in association with Natural History New Zealand. In addition, you will be expected to develop and maintain a strong research programme in aspects of filmmaking and science communication.

Your skills and experience

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience as a filmmaker (essential).
  • Relevant postgraduate qualification.
  • Teaching experience at tertiary level.
  • A deep understanding of visual storytelling.
  • A vision for how to develop the Centre’s programme in Science and Natural History Filmmaking going forward, including the use of transmedia.

Further details

The position will be offered as a confirmation-path (tenure track) position at the level of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer depending upon the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. The successful candidate will ideally take up duties by 1 March 2018 or soon after.

The Centre for Science Communication is committed to diversity in staffing. We encourage applications from women and other under-represented groups, and are willing to discuss flexible arrangements to support this.

Further information about the Centre for Science Communication may be obtained from: http://www.sciencecommunication.info.

Specific enquiries may be directed to Associate Professor Jesse Bering, Director, Centre for Science Communication: Tel 64 3 471 6147, Fax 64 3 479 7584, Email jesse.bering@otago.ac.nz

How to apply

When submitting your application, please include the following:

  • Current CV
  • A cover letter
  • Creative portfolio
  • Details of three referees

Applications quoting reference number 1702030 close on Sunday, 19 November 2017.


To view all current vacancies and to apply online go to: https://otago.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=1702030

Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.

E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi.