Lecturer in Environmental Geography/Environmental Management

University of Auckland

Auckland, , NZ

Job Description

The School of Environment at the University of Auckland (UOA), New Zealand, invites outstanding applicants for a full-time academic position in the broad area of Environmental Geography. 

About the role

We seek a dynamic researcher and educator to complement existing research strengths in the school that seek to explore the interconnectedness and complexity of environment, science and society. Preference will be given to a candidate with research expertise in the Pacific Region, and a familiarity with diverse research methods. The ideal candidate will have flexible teaching interests, and applied research experience. They will contribute to our existing teaching strengths in environmental governance, management and development, political ecology, environmental justice, public engagement, and critical human geography. A willingness to collaborate with a wide range of researchers in the School and elsewhere in the University is essential.

For more information, please view the position description.  

Skills and experience

The position is at the level of Lecturer. A PhD is required and post-doctoral experience or equivalent will be an advantage. A record of research publication is expected and the successful candidate will be expected to develop an externally funded and internationally-recognised research programme. The successful candidate will undertake postgraduate student supervision, teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate courses; and contribute to School and wider university activities as required.

About us

The School of Environment is a diverse unit of more than fifty academics who deliver programmes in Earth Sciences, Geography, Geographic Information Science, Environmental Science, and Environmental Management. We seek candidates who will interact with research groups both within and outside the School and thereby strengthen research linkages with other parts of the university.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We welcome colleagues with experiences and competencies that can contribute to our principles of inclusion, equity, and diversity.

The School of Environment recognises a special relationship with Māori under the Treaty of Waitangi.  The successful candidate will be expected to have or develop an understanding of individual and collective responsibilities under the Treaty of Waitangi and be willing to implement strategies in teaching and research to ensure such responsibilities are met.


The University of Auckland (42,000 students) is New Zealand’s leading university and maintains significant computational, laboratory and analytic facilities. Auckland itself is frequently rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities. 

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible employment practices
  • Career development programmes
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave
  • Company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

For more information please visit Staff Benefits.

How to apply

Application packages should include:

  1. A cover letter that outlines
    • Why you are interested in this position
    • A summary of research interests and accomplishments
    • The outline of a potential five-year research programme at UoA
    • A statement of teaching experience and philosophy
    • A statement describing your experience working with diversity and your contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion
  2. A detailed curriculum vitae
  3. Three recent publications
  4. The names and contact details of three referees.

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date 15 February 2020 to be considered. Please include combined all requested documents as one document. 

Inquiries may be made to Associate Professor Julie Rowland ([email protected]) Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email.