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Lecturer – Environmental Science/Ecology

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Job description

Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, College of Sciences

We seek an inspirational teacher/researcher in Environmental Science/Ecology to lead the development of a new postgraduate Environmental Sciences programme; someone who wants to make a positive difference through teaching, research and professional engagement.

We seek to appoint a full-time, permanent Lecturer in Environmental Science/Ecology. The position is based in the multi-disciplinary Institute of Natural and Mathematics Sciences (INMS) at Massey University in Auckland, New Zealand, one of the most liveable cities in the world. With over 70 majors on offer, the Massey University Auckland campus is a thriving research and learning hub. Its academic staff and students are well connected with research and learning institutions in New Zealand and worldwide.

You are expected to teach at all levels, develop a new postgraduate Environmental Sciences programme, undertake top quality research, and be successful in obtaining research funding.

To be successful in appointment to this position, you must have a Doctoral degree in Environmental Sciences/ Ecology/or a related discipline. You will also need to have a good teaching and postgraduate supervision experience, and a track record in research, preferably with a strong international focus.

Job description
Purpose statement

To enhance the learning and qualification outcomes of Massey’s students and the scholarly ouputs of the University by undertaking an effective programme of teaching; undertaking research including research supervision of students; engaging in the pursuit of external funding; providing administrative and professional service to the University and broader academic or professional communities.

Responsible to Head of Institute

Key accountabilities


Undertake undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.
Develop and teach major curriculum components of courses.
Coordinate and administer the teaching of subjects.
Supervise the research activities of graduate and undergraduate students and assist in the supervision of students/ research projects at a postgraduate level.
Undertake continuing personal professional development.


Undertake an active, appropriate and viable personal research programme in the field of environmental science/restoration ecology.
Publish papers or other scholarly works in academic journals and review papers.
Present research and act as a discussant at academic conferences.
Generate research funding.
Develop/demonstrate strong contacts with external stakeholders.

Service to the Community

Participate in community service activities that further advance the profession or field and which are consistent with the University’s Charter and Strategic Plan.
Assist the School to develop an environment which gives effect to the obligations of the Treaty of Waitangi.

University Responsibilities

Serve on University and/or School committees.
Ensure the observance of University policy and codes of practice in all teaching, research, community service and administrative practices.
Contribute to the development of a School working environment of teamwork and cooperation.

Any other duties as required by the Head of Institute.

Person specification

A Doctoral degree in Environmental Sciences/ Ecology/or a related discipline is mandatory.

Demonstrated teaching and research experience at postdoctoral level is highly desirable. The applicant should already have a strong publication record.

Personal attributes and behaviours

Candidates for the position should have excellent academic credentials and be building an international reputation in Environmental Science/Restoration Ecology, to enhance the Environmental Science/Ecology curriculum and INMS programmes and to embrace the theme of innovation at Massey’s Albany campus in Auckland. The candidate should have excellent communication skills and engage with students at all levels and with key stakeholders.

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Massey University (Māori: Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa) is a university based in Раlmеrstоn Nоrth, Nеw Zеаlаnd, with significant campuses in Аlbаny and Wellington. Massey University has approximately 35,000 students, 17,000 of whom are extramural or distance-learning students, making it New Zealand's second largest university when not counting international students.Research is undertaken on all three campuses, and more than 3,000 international students from over 100 countries study at the university.