The School of Science is strengthening its research and teaching capabilities in Applied Conservation and is seeking applicants for a lecturer. Applicants with a good knowledge of New Zealand conservation science within a global context are preferred. We welcome applicants with conservation ecology and socio-ecological expertise.
Key missions for the School of Science at AUT are promoting conservation, sustainable development and honoring the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi. Therefore, preference will also be given to applicants who can promote these aspirations in their teaching.
The primary roles within the School are to carry out internationally-recognized research and to provide the highest quality undergraduate and postgraduate educational experience for students. Research and postgraduate student supervision are essential components of the position. The research will underpin teaching as well as advancing knowledge in conservation.
AUT is the second-largest and most rapidly expanding university in New Zealand and is ranked number one in New Zealand for research impact by the Times Higher Education survey. The School of Science has grown by more than 60% in five years. This appointment is part of a strategic initiative by the School to strengthen its programmes in the Applied Ecology Department.
The successful applicant will have a PhD, excellent research credentials including publications in international journals of high standing, and will be able to demonstrate they have the ability to deliver high quality teaching experiences for students. Success in obtaining research grants and involvement in international collaborations will be advantageous.
Your ability to inspire, be creative and communicate your knowledge of conservation ecology will be essential for success in this position.