Lecturer in Geographical Information Science

  • Full-time
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Campus: Auckland City Campus
  • Position Number: 55565934
  • UoA Department Name: Environment

Company Description

Waipapa Taumata Rau | The University of Auckland
Te Kura Mātai Taiao | The School of Environment, is home to a vibrant group of students, academics and professional staff pursuing diverse interests in the social and natural worlds. Along with our internationally recognised disciplinary programmes in Geography, Geology, Geophysics and Geographical Information Science, we offer interdisciplinary programmes in Earth Science, Environmental Management, Environmental Science and Environmental Change.

Job Description

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity
The School of Environment at the University of Auckland invites applications for a permanent position of Lecturer in Geographic Information Science. To be considered for this role applicants will need to have PhD in a relevant field, as well a track record of research as demonstrated by scholarly publications and, potentially, external research grants.

We seek a dynamic researcher and educator with strengths in geocomputation, urban analytics, spatial data science and/or spatial big data analytics whose scholarship and teaching apply advanced computational approaches to issues in both natural and social environments. The successful candidate will join the School of Environment, and as such should complement the school’s existing strengths in environmental modelling, applied remote sensing, spatial statistics, and data science.

This is a fulltime (40 hours per week), permanent position
Remuneration: L1-L4 ($91,328 - $100,213) dependent on experience

For more detailed information, please refer to the Position Description.

He kōrero mōu | About you
We are seeking a person who has an ability and desire to bring a multi-scale and approach that links with researchers from a range of disciplines. Someone with research experience in NZ and Asia Pacific may be an advantage.

Candidates who complement our existing strengths in remote sensing, spatial movement analytics, urban analytics, spatial statistics, and computational methods are encouraged to apply.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer
The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university and maintains significant computational, laboratory and analytic facilities. Auckland itself is frequently rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities. 

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible employment practices (including working from home, flexible hours)
  • Up to 6.75% company superannuation scheme
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave

In addition, we also offer career development programmes, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare, and a number of other discounts on internal and external services. 

For more information, please visit Staff Benefits.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of 13 June 2023 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and your CV highlighting how you can meet the skills and experiences detailed above.

Please reach out to Susan Williams via [email protected] with any general questions. Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email.

Additional Information


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