Local recruitment: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Conservation Science

University of Tasmania

Hobart TAS, Australia 🇦🇺

Job no: 498230
Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart
Categories: Research Intensive

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Conservation Science 

  • A fixed-term contract with an end date of 31 December 2026
  • Based in Hobart
  • Contribute to dynamic research and teaching in Conservation Science

Your new role

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Conservation is a fixed-term, full-time role with primary responsibilities related to research in conservation science, contributing to the Future Fellowship research led by Associate Professor Vanessa Adams on conservation policy and impact evaluation. This is a research-intensive role with reduced teaching duties. Teaching duties include topics such as protected area management and reserve design. Applications are particularly invited from individuals with strong spatial and statistical analysis skills or experience in quantitative impact evaluation methods.

About the University

The University of Tasmania is building a vision of a place-based University with a mission to enhance the intellectual, economic, social and culture future of Tasmania, and from Tasmania, contribute to the world in areas of distinctive advantage. We work in a unique setting and actively partner with the communities in which we live, in support of a healthy, civil and sustainable society. We subscribe to the fundamental values of honesty, integrity, responsibility, and trust.

The role is within School of Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences where we build on and advance the University’s strategic pursuit of academic and applied multi-disciplinarity, encompassing and integrating human geography, physical geography, spatial sciences, planning and environmental management.

Within the School, you will be a member of the Fellowship team that will investigate which policies have delivered tangible benefits to Australia in terms of environmental outcomes (e.g. healthy vegetation and freshwater systems) and socio-economic outcomes (e.g. equitable access to outdoor spaces, clean water and homes that are safe from environmental disasters).  In particular you will be a part of a team applying quantitative spatial and statistical analyses to conduct impact evaluations across multiple policies aimed at reducing habitat loss and degradation. Opportunities to collaborate with leading researchers in impact evaluation will be available both domestically and internationally. This position will provide an exciting opportunity for research into how to deliver tangible outcomes for the environment and communities at a critical time for Australia’s natural heritage. 

What you’ll need to succeed

Your ability to work collaboratively within a research team, and the capability to build and maintain research collaborations will lead to successful outcomes in this role. A PhD or equivalent in geography, nature conservation, environmental management, landscape ecology, climate science, or related discipline with demonstrated research track record and experience in University level tutoring or teaching will be highly regarded.­

What’s on offer

The University of Tasmania is one of the largest employers in the State and people are at the heart of everything we do. We strive to create nurturing, inclusive and collaborative working environments, enabling us to nurture a vital & sustainable community.  The University recognises that achieving this vision is dependent on the people we employ as well as creating a people-centred University that is values-based, relational, diverse, and development-focused.


Appointment to this role will be at Academic Level A and will have a total remuneration package of up to $115,310 comprising base salary within the range of $76,213 to $98,555 plus 17% superannuation.

We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people and are committed to inclusive principles. We celebrate the range of diverse assets that gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, age and life course bring. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community. Tell us how we can make this job work for you.

How to Apply:

  • To apply online, please provide the following supporting documentation:
    • Resume;
    • Cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role;
    • Your responses to the success criteria, please see the attached Position Description.
  • For further information about this position, please contact Vanessa Adams, Associate Professor, Conservation ad Planning, vm.adams@utas.edu.au or 03 62261905
  • Please visit https://www.utas.edu.au/jobs/applying  for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Download File Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Conservation Science PD – 498230.pdf

Applications close Monday, 9 January 2023, 11.55pm

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfill the requirements of this role.    

Advertised: 09 Dec 2022 Tasmania Daylight Time
Applications close: 09 Jan 2023 Tasmania Daylight Time





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