Job Opportunity: Lecturer in Human Geography, University of Auckland

The University of Auckland invites applications for a five year fixed-term position as Lecturer in Human Geography within the School of Environment. The School of Environment seeks to appoint a Lecturer who can contribute to innovative research and teaching in Human Geography. Candidates should have a PhD and preferably teaching experience at the undergraduate or graduate level.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach into the broad-based under-graduate Geography programme and to teach in their research field of expertise at graduate and advanced undergraduate levels. Geographers within the School actively participate in vibrant international research networks, contribute to global communities of scholarship in innovative areas of Human Geography, and engage enthusiastically in domestic debates. We are seeking a colleague who will strengthen our research profile. Candidates from across the sub-fields of Human Geography are encouraged to apply.

The Geography programme is based in the School of Environment within the University’s Faculty of Science. Geography is offered as part of both the BA and BSc programmes. Geographers have leadership roles in five of the School of Environment’s specialist research themes (urban spaces / social lives, Pacific futures, political ecologies and environmental justice, hazards and disasters, and population, mobilities and well-being). The University of Auckland is located in a growing city with increasing connections to the wider Asia-Pacific region and global centres beyond. Our teaching programme aims to prepare students to participate culturally, socially, economically and politically for this changing world within contexts of deepening socio-cultural diversity, economic change, and new pressures on social and environmental justice.

To apply, please submit your full CV, and a statement indicating your research agenda and teaching interests by April 8th, 2015. Evidence is expected of an ability to teach effectively, publish in leading peer-reviewed journals, and build research collaborations. All candidates should include the contact details of three referees at the end of their CV. The successful candidate will take up their position by 1 July 2015.

Further details may be obtained from Professor Paul Kench, Director of the School of Environment or by visiting the University’s Job Opportunities web site. Information on the School of Environment can be found at this website.

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