Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Marine Ecological Modelling - University of Auckland

Posted: 01 July 2019

Closing: 02 August 2019

Category: Non MASTS

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university, with a turnover of $1.1bn, including research revenue of over $200m generated across eight diverse faculties and two research institutes. We employ more than 5,400 academic and professional staff to support over 41,000 students, making us one of NZ’s largest employers.

The opportunity

The Institute of Marine Science (IMS) and the School of Biological (SBS) in the Faculty of Science invites applications from Marine Ecologists with a strong computational background to join our team at a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer level.

This role supports working collaboratively between IMS and SBS.  It will involve contributing to our undergraduate teaching programmes, supervising postgraduate students, co-developing interdisciplinary marine research projects and attracting research funding to support an active and viable research programme.

What we are looking for

We are looking for a person with a strong background in marine ecological modelling, with an ability to link the physical environment to biological phenomena. This may involve a population, community or ecosystem level focus, with application in marine conservation and ecological science. A PhD and a demonstrated history of research excellence and impact is necessary. Experience in, and a willingness to contribute to, interdisciplinary research is essential. Field experience in marine science including practical experience in diving and skippering small boats is an advantage. 

You will need to be passionate about student development, as you will be required to support and mentor our students at all levels to become successful. The main purpose of the role will be to: (i) teach and coordinate courses in marine ecology with modelling applications at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; (ii) to undertake original research and secure external funding; to supervise research students towards Honours, Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours), Masters and Doctoral degrees; and (iii) to participate in the organisation and running of IMS and SBS.  

Communicating science, outreach and the application of research to address marine environmental issues is relevant to further development as a highly competent scientist practitioner. We are looking for a person who has the capacity to enhance and develop current research initiatives with IMS and SBS. The successful applicant will demonstrate a synergy or complementarity with other research groupings within IMS and SBS that will enhance the research output, teaching quality, and reputation of the University.

Why work for us?

The University of Auckland has an internationally renowned marine research laboratory with access to a wide range of marine environments, great facilities and vessels to support research from estuarine to offshore environments. Both IMS (http://www.marine.auckland.ac.nz/en.html) and SBS (http://www.sbs.auckland.ac.nz/en.htmloffer world-renowned undergraduate and postgraduate subjects, facilities and services within our diverse science faculty of more than 7,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through flexible employment practices and a culture that encourages and supports staff to reach their full potential. We offer a competitive salary, five weeks’ annual leave. In addition, the University offers a company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services. Find out more about some of the great reasons to work for us on our Staff Benefits page.

Apply

For any enquiries, please contact Professor Simon Thrush- simon.thrush@auckland.ac.nz

Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email.

All applications must be submitted online and include a combined cover letter and curriculum vitae, evidence of qualifications and contact information of three references.

Please note, letters of references may be requested for longlisted candidates.

Closing date for applications: Friday 2nd August 2019 (11.59pm NZT)

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