Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Human Geography

Department of Geography

Applications are invited for the position of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Human Geography (equivalent to North American Assistant Professor) in the Department of Geography. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Geography or a closely related field by the time of appointment and will demonstrate a track record of, or potential for, high quality research and publication.

We particularly seek applications from individuals with the capacity to teach and research about environment-society issues, broadly understood. This expertise might encompass topics such as environmental governance and management, environmental disputes and contestation, theorisation of the environment, resource use, and political ecology. Familiarity with qualitative research methods and contemporary debates in human geography would be welcome.

Experience in undergraduate and graduate teaching, including the preparation and delivery of high quality lectures, labs and field trips, and the supervision of postgraduate students, will be an advantage. The successful appointee will play a key role in co-leading and teaching a first year course on Global Environmental Change, which is taught by both human and physical geographers, and a second year course on Resource and Environmental Management. A willingness and ability to collaborate with geographers from a range of disciplinary perspectives will be an important aspect of the position.

Further information about this role can be obtained by contacting David Conradson, Associate Professor of Human Geography, david.conradson@canterbury.ac.nz or the Head of the Department of Geography, Associate Professor Peyman Zawar-Reza, peyman.zawar-reza@canterbury.ac.nz.

We are seeking a candidate who ideally will be able to commence employment by July 2017 and who will be an enthusiastic member of our team-oriented Department.

The Department of Geography has research and teaching interests across the broad spectrum of geography and its methodologies, and a growing proportion of its income is derived from externally funded research. Hence a willingness to seek such funding will be expected.

More information on our teaching and research is available on our website: http://www.geog.canterbury.ac.nz

The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of "People Prepared to Make a Difference". You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and to enrich your own professional and personal development.

For information about the range of benefits in joining UC please visit us online at: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus

The closing date is: Thursday, 16 February 2017

Applications should include a cover letter, resume and any additional attachments combined into one document and submitted online.

Should you wish to e-mail any additional attachments or have queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to Nikki Gibbs, Recruitment Coordinator, nikki.gibbs@canterbury.ac.nz

The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.

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