Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Conservation Biology

  • Kelburn
  • Permanent
  • Fri Apr 12 04:36:10 2024
  • 1208

  • Do you have a PhD in Biology, Ecology, or a related discipline?
  • Have you got a strong record of published academic research and outstanding communication skills?
  • Are you experienced in teaching, such as lecturing, leading tutorials, or the delivery of field or laboratory classes?

Mō Te Herenga Waka - About Our University

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is recruiting a Pūkenga - Lecturer or Pūkenga Matua - Senior Lecturer in Conservation Biology to join Te Kura Mātauranga Koiora - School of Biological Sciences. This is a permanent, full-time position.

The appointee will be involved in developing, administering, and teaching into our undergraduate and postgraduate ecology courses, including field-based courses. There will be an expectation to contribute to grow our conservation biology programme, as well as recruit and supervise postgraduate students. A desire to establish or maintain an Aotearoa New Zealand-based research programme will be important, along with an ability to attract external research funding.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Deliver excellent teaching and contribute to course coordination across our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
  • Establish and develop your own research programme, including attracting external funding, providing postgraduate student supervision, and disseminating research findings.
  • Contribute to the strategic goals of the School of Biological Sciences, such as improving the student experience and recruiting and retaining underrepresented student groups.
  • Contribute to service and leadership within the School, Faculty, University and/or wider profession.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

You will be motivated by a passion for Conservation Biology and/or a related discipline and be committed to high-quality research and teaching.

Key Requirements:

  • A PhD in Biology, Ecology, or a related discipline.
  • Excellent teaching skills, with experience such as lecturing, leading tutorials, or the delivery of field or laboratory classes.
  • A strong record of published academic research.
  • Outstanding people and communication skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to work closely and collegially with other academic, technical, and administrative staff members to achieve the teaching goals of the School.

Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe - Why you should join our team

We are a dynamic, successful, and collegial School that delivers high-quality teaching and research. Our ~35 academic staff have diverse interests ranging from Ecology to Biochemistry, and we value having an intellectually stimulating, interdisciplinary, and collegial environment. We also value collaboration and have close ties with external organisations such as Zealandia and NIWA. If you are passionate and ambitious about teaching, research, and collaboration, then this is the role for you.

Pūkenga Matua - Senior Lecturer Role Description

Pūkenga - Lecturer Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy: 19 May 2024. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and may progress with suitable applicants prior to the application closing date.

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role, please get in touch with Head of School A/Prof Janet Pitman (janet.pitman@vuw.ac.nz). But applicants should follow all steps listed below.

Important - Application Steps and information

Download and complete the University Application Form, please include the position title and reference number (Pūkenga/Pūkenga Matua | Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Conservation Biology, #1208). Then, please combine your cover letter, CV, and the University Application Form into a single file (preferably in pdf format). Click Apply and follow the process to enter your contact details and attach your combined file (CV, cover letter and the University application form) using the “CV/Resume” button.

If you are unable to combine your documents or have further supporting documents, please email these to erecruit@vuw.ac.nz stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.