Lecturer in Environmental Policy

Canterbury, New Zealand
19 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Permanent, full time

Lincoln University is New Zealand’s specialist land-based university, with a mission to tackle global challenges: Feed the World, Protect the Future, and Live Well.  The University is committed to teaching and research excellence, and prides itself on its unique student experience and research culture that empowers its students, staff and graduates to make a real difference.  The University draws its students from throughout New Zealand and from over 60 countries and has a student roll of around 3,000 and approximately 600 staff.


The Department of Environmental Management is responsible for delivering the undergraduate Bachelor of Environmental Management, and Bachelor of Environmental Policy and Planning (Honours).  The department delivers a number of post graduate degrees, namely Masters of Planning, Masters of Environmental Policy & Management, and Masters of Applied Science in the area of Environmental Management. We work closely with the University of Canterbury in jointly offering the Master of Disaster, Risk and Resilience, and, the Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management in jointly offering the Master in Fresh Water Management. The department also has an active postgraduate (PhD) programme in these fields. Staff expertise are wide ranging, and include environmental policy, politics and planning, environmental economics, environmental science, biological systems, integrated environmental management, geo-spatial and computational analysis of environmental systems.

Required Skills and Experience

  • A PhD in an area such as Environmental Policy, Political Science, Environment-society relations or similar
  • An excellent understanding of the challenges in policy development to effect environmental outcomes at the regional, national and international context
  • Ability to teach within a multi and interdisciplinary setting - the successful candidate would likely be responsible for examining Environmental Policy (ERST 302) and–Applied Policy Analysis (ERST 634).
  • Proven experience or ability to initiate, develop and conduct high quality research and to publish the results in high impact journals, and also present the results at conferences and other venues
  • Knowledge of, or experience in environmental policy within the context of indigenous, Māori, or developing countries would be advantageous
  • Evidence of leadership skills or potential in research, teaching or other areas

Application Process

Lincoln University has established a national and international reputation, both for the quality of its applied teaching and the contribution of its research, come and be part of shaping its future.
All applications must be made online and include a CV and cover letter which should address requirements as outlined in the position description.

Further information please contact Arneka de Vries, Human Resources on 03 421 5437. Please apply online via https://jobs.jobvite.com/lincolnuniversity/job/oA1j6fwKInternational applicants: for further information about working in New Zealand please visit http://www.immigration.govt.nz/.   

Applications should be received before 9:00am on Monday 19 March.  

Lincoln University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in education and employment and seeks to meet its obligations under Te Tiriti o Waitangi (the Treaty of Waitangi).