Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Human Geography


The School of Geography, Environment and Earth Science is seeking a suitably qualified, energetic, and innovative colleague for the position of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Human Geography. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Geography or closely allied social science, relevant publications in refereed journals and teaching experience at undergraduate level. We welcome applicants who are highly effective teachers and communicators, and whose research lends itself to interdisciplinary collaboration. 


We are a highly active research group who critically engage with geographical issues across the world. Mātauranga Māori is a key priority for the School as is contributing to our region (Asia Pacific) and Aotearoa. Alongside maintaining a strong research programme, the appointed Lecturer/Senior Lecturer will take a key role in teaching first year Human Geography, teach and supervise at postgraduate level and contribute to other undergraduate teaching as required. Applications from any area in human geography will be considered, and we welcome ideas on how the candidate may complement our current research and teaching strengths. 


Human Geography at Victoria University of Wellington was ranked first in 2006 and joint first in the most recent (2012) New Zealand Performance based research fund exercise. It ranks in the top 100 programmes in Human Geography globally according to the UK Times. 


Human Geography together with Development Studies, Physical Geography, Environmental Studies, Environmental Science and GIS make up the Geography programme which sits within the broader School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences. Earth Sciences and Physical Geography were also ranked first for research quality in New Zealand in 2012. 


Further information can be obtained from Bethanna Jackson on bethanna.jackson@vuw.ac.nz 


Please complete the online application form and submit your CV and cover letter by attachment at http://www.victoria.ac.nz/about/careers/current-vacancies 



Marcela Palomino-Schalscha

Lecturer in Human Geography and Development Studies

Associate Programme Director -  Geography

Co-Editor, ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies

Co-convenor of the Social Theory and Spatial Praxis Research Group

Victoria University of Wellington, Te Whare Wānanga o te Ūpoko o te Ika a Māui

Aotearoa New Zealand

Tel +64 4 4635899 - Room 203, Cotton Building, Kelburn Campus