Associate Professor in Environmental Studies
Victoria University of Wellington
- Do you have a doctoral qualification in environmental studies, geography or a closely related field?
- Are you experienced teaching in Environmental Studies and Human Geography?
- Do you hold an established, internationally recognised research profile?
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.
Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.
Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role
Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting a lecturer (up to associate professor) in Environmental Studies to contribute to our teaching programmes in the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences (SGEES). Depending on the successful candidates experience and seniority, they may also take the role of leading our team of four.
We are looking for someone who is an excellent team member, and whose teaching and research interests both compliment and extend those of the existing team. To reflect our location in Aotearoa New Zealand and Te Moananui a Kiwa and the Mātauranga from this region, we are looking for someone who works closely with and preferably belongs to Māori and/or Pasifika communities.
Undertaking of impactful research and scholarship:
- within the core Environmental Studies programmatic themes of Mātauranga Māori and/or indigeneity, policy and institutions; politics and power; and drivers of human behaviour
- that demonstrates ethical and reciprocal links with Māori and/or Pasifika communities
- evidenced by a range of activities (e.g. building positive relationships with communities, community events, publishing in international and domestic journals, creative works, research funding)
- that engages constructively and productively with colleagues within and outside the University
- that successfully attracts and supports research students into the discipline, School or Faculty.
Commitment to teaching and learning as evidenced by:
- academically rigorous, research-led teaching that stimulates student learning in the Environmental Studies and, if possible, Climate Change Science and Policy programmes
- a pedagogical approach that reflects Te Tiriti o Waitangi, our location in the Pacific, and a diverse student body that includes international students from a range of backgrounds.
Ō pūmanawa - About you
You will hold a PhD in environmental studies, environmental geography or a closely related discipline and have a well-established, internationally-recognised research profile in these or related disciplines. You will be able to teach in core papers of the undergraduate majors in Environmental Studies and Human Geography; teach postgraduate papers in Environmental Studies and, if possible, Climate Change Science and Policy; supervise postgraduate students, and pursue a dynamic programme of research within the core Environmental Studies programme, focused on Mātauranga Māori and/or Indigeneity. In addition, you will demonstrate leadership in building connections with Māori as Tangata Whenua.
Ētahi kōrero hai āwhina i a koe - Why you should join our team
You will join and contribute academic leadership to our dynamic Environmental Studies team within the wider Geography group. Our Environmental Studies programme is well-established, highly attractive and distinctive in taking an explicitly social sciences approach to environmental issues, and has a particular focus on policy, environmental management, power and Indigeneity. These themes along with climate change will resonate with your own research and teaching interests. Our Environmental Studies team has demonstrated excellence in teaching, research, engaging with our communities, and is committed to public scholarship. We work well together and want a team member who is equally committed to the future of our programme.
You will also be drawn by our capital city location, bringing proximity to relevant government or Parliamentary bodies and providing unique opportunities for staff and students to focus on national and global environmental policy issues.
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Important - Application steps and information
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Applications close Friday, 15 October 2021.